Velma spotted this segment on kettle corn last night. Thought I’d toss it up here so everyone could see it. Here’s what I thought:
The cooker looks certainly well built. (I’d say even better than my North Bend. It’s by the Ye Old Kettle Cooker guys.) I’m not crazy about the big brass bucket concept. I certainly LOOKS nice. I’ve never used one, but from what I can tell, you’re dumping very hot kettle corn on top of ready to bag kettle corn. With the North Bend trough, you can push the cooler stuff down and away from the popper and bag it while you’re dumping the hot stuff at the other end. I’ve considered using an even bigger one, that way you can easily have two people bagging while you’re popping.
What the hell gives with that foot pedal whistle? Popping a load of kettle corn already makes a ton of racket, why would you need to make even MORE noise after all that?Â Steve was doing a similair thing with a pair of scoops. He would bang them together and scream KETTLE CORN after a fresh load. I had to throw scalding corn oil on him to make him stop.
I make these sort of lifestyle video segments during my other job. I was snickering to myself when they showed those two jamokes eating the stuff and giving their feedback. They’re probably the sound guy and an assistant producer. You can tell they weren’t actually selling the stuff at an event, but just dragged a popper and a tent out into the parking lot for demonstration purposes only.
Coming soon: The “How To Start Your Own Kettle Corn Business” online training course! I’ve been researching online affiliate marketing, and I think we’re qualified to make a “how to” guide on kettle corn. With affiliate marketing, YOU can sell this course on your website and you’ll basically get half of the proceeds! More on this to come.
Other news: OK, we’re getting tons of orders online for the Christmas rush and we’re popping a fresh round every time we get about 10 orders. Normally we get a lousy 2 orders a week during the rest of the year, so it’s weird getting so much demand all at once. This happened last year too. Once Christmas is over, we’ll stopping and getting ready for:
The Hawaiian trip for the month of February! As you might’ve seen last year, we did a month long tour of Florida, attempting to make kettle corn for the geriatric crowd. This time we won’t be popping kettle corn in Hawaii, but checking out the farmers markets out there and doing a few reports about the possibilities. More on this in the next post.