Grand Rapids Popcorn Company Celebrates 75 Years

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What’s popping? Did you know that my favorite family-owned popcorn company is celebrating 75 years? That’s right Grand Rapids Popcorn Company is celebrating 75 years in the business, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for them.

Grand Rapids Popcorn Company was founded by Roy and Rose Darling on Garfield Street on the west side of Grand Rapids in 1944. A true “Mom and Pop” operation, the pair sold corn kernels and popping supplies right out of their home. Roy and Rose built a loyal following around Grand Rapids.

In 1984, two of Roy and Rose’s nephews took over Grand Rapids Popcorn Company and the business began to rapidly expand. In addition to concession supplies, Grand Rapids Popcorn Company started to pop fresh popcorn. Grand Rapids Popcorn quickly outgrew its west side location, and the company broke ground on the current Grand Rapids Popcorn Company location 1991. Grand Rapids Popcorn was originally intended to be a wholesale business, but lucky for us the fresh popcorn became a hit.

Today, Grand Rapids Popcorn sells handmade popcorn, gifts, and supplies all over Michigan and beyond. Luckily, they wanted to make sure all of us popcorn lovers could get their delicious kernels and launched a website. Grand Rapids Popcorn Company remains family-owned and operated, with the third generation now working full time at the business. Grand Rapids Popcorn company prides themselves with outstanding service and personal connection to their customers.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for the hostess with the mostess, a treat for a friend, party favors or treats for home Grand Rapids Popcorn Company has everything you need.

Some of my favorite flavors include, Birthday Cake, S’mores, Butter Toffee Caramel with Pecans, Cherry Caramel Jubilee, Midwest Mix, and so many others.

What are you waiting for? Head to to begin shopping or visit their store in Comstock Park. 

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