#57 of 97 Pigeon Forge Things To Do

Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company

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Thinking Outside the "Pop": Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company
Written by: Jasmin Diaz
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Visit in person in Pigeon Forge, TN, or order online from Smoky Mountain Popcorn to enjoy a variety of 400 flavors. Pair with specialty tins to give someone the gift of specialty popcorn or try some soon-to-come fudge. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

As more than just a “popcorn company,” Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company in Pigeon Forge, TN, thinks outside the “pop,” offering guests new flavors and preparation techniques as well as other products featuring everyone’s favorite snack, popcorn! Grounded on faith, Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company was founded by Dr. Milind Desai and Chester Crowley. Their beliefs led them to reach a standard of perfection that produced superior popcorn, now known throughout East Tennessee.

Nancy Thursbay joined the team in 2011 and has continued to uphold those founding principles of excellence and has since developed even more flavors and new preparation techniques that produce the same beloved product. Each popcorn flavor, of which there are 400, is made to be healthy and wholesome, allowing everyone to enjoy a good-for-you snack.

In addition to the many popcorn options, of which all are 100% natural and gluten-free, Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company also offers candies and fudge. Each product is crafted with the finest ingredients, and the popcorn is popped throughout the day to guarantee freshness. For savory, or gourmet cheesy flavored popcorn, only real cheese is utilized that is first melted in order to make these delicious offerings. Fudge and caramel are also made from scratch utilizing real cream and butter to ensure superb quality. These are then used to flavor some of the best popcorn you will ever taste.

To pair with your popcorn, Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company also offers a wide variety of gift tins ranging in size from one gallon up to six. You can choose from tins marking various special occasions or even find one that features your favorite sports teams. Keep in mind that once you purchase a tin from this store, you can refill it with any current flavor being offered.

With over 400 flavors, listing them all would prove impossible. However, there are a few main categories of popcorn flavors from which you can choose. These include the cheese and savory category, which features flavors like cinnamon toast, kickin’ cajun, loaded baked potato, ranch, bacon cheddar, chili cheese, white cheddar, extra butter, pizza, and more.  The candied and caramel flavor options include fun choices like angry birds, grape, classic caramel, chocolate, cola, banana, blueberry caramel apple, cherry cola, and more.

The decadent chocolate category includes options like chocolate fudge, mounds, snickers, white chocolate pretzel, chocolate caramel, Christmas candy, cola and moon pie, smores, oreo, puppy chow, and much more. Chocolate and nuts are another beloved category of flavors and include vanilla almond, caramel nut, caramel pecan, spicy peanut, heath, bear crunch, reindeer crunch, caramel cashew, sticks n’ stones, and much more.  There are also sour flavors for those who love to combine their salty and sour tastes.

If you are looking to raise money for a school trip, baseball team, cheerleading squad, church group, or other organization, you will want to know more about the fundraising options involving selling Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company popcorn. Utilize free order forms and no money is required up front, with availability all throughout the year to help raise funds for your favorite organization. You can even order personalized tinting to make the popcorn match your school, team, or organization’s colors.

Keep in mind that all popcorn flavors and tins featured at Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company can be ordered online and make wonderful gifts for a variety of purposes and special occasions. They of course are also great to order for yourself to enjoy once you get back home, but be sure to stop in and experience a visit in person to see (and smell) all Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company has to offer.

The good people of Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company are always looking to give back. You can take part in one of these endeavors by donating a minimum of $10 to Baby Izzy’s Fundraiser. In exchange, you will get a bag of “Izzy’s Angels” popcorn. An astounding 100% of the proceeds will go to funeral expenses for baby Izzy.

Insider Tips:
-Decorative tins can include a choice of one, two, or three flavors of Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company gourmet flavors.
-Orders can be placed in person, online, or on the phone.