479° Popcorn

Gourmet Popcorn & Kits

Palate Pleasers

If you’ve ever wondered what the optimal temperature for popping corn is, Jean Arnold can tell you it’s 479 degrees. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you mix heirloom popcorn with exotic flavors like black truffle or ginger sesame caramel, we recommend you taste that for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

Inspired by memories of her mom’s popcorn, which was always prepared in a hand-cranked stovetop popper, Jean started making her own organic popcorn and experimenting with all sorts of delectable
seasonings. When she learned that 479 degrees is the perfect temperature for popping corn, Jean knew right away that she wanted to incorporate that tidbit into the name of her popcorn company, since it’s symbolic of her unwavering attention to detail. You can see that thoughtfulness in Jean’s Pop It Yourself popcorn kits, which include oil, popcorn, different salts and sugars for seasoning, recipe cards, and fun paper cones for serving. The irresistible packaging is as delicious as the contents.

The Pop It Yourself Kit is a hands-on way to enjoy Jean’s sophisticated flavors in your own kitchen. For more instant gratification, you can try 479 Popcorn’s canisters of freshly-popped organic popcorn in a range of sweet and savory flavors. All of Jean’s products are made with organic corn purchased from small farms in the San Francisco Bay area. It pops up fluffy, scrumptious, and perfect for sharing.
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479° Popcorn - Gourmet Popcorn and PIY Kits
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jean

    Hi All! I’m thrilled to introduce you all to 479 Popcorn featured as today’s Grommet. All our popcorn is handmade in small batches using non-GMO, organic, heirloom popcorn from a co-op farm. We use organic ingredients whenever possible and we never use anything other than pure, simple, healthy ingredients. Our product is naturally gluten free and comes in several gourmet “foodie” flavors.

    From the very first day of operations at 479° Popcorn, we’ve implemented green business practices that support our commitment to this marvelous planet we live on. We work hard to ensure that 479° Popcorn is an asset to our community and the environment. For example, we practice the four pillars of SOLE - sustainable, organic, local and ethical - by working with farmers who practice sustainable farming and employ fair trade practices, ensuring that both our planet and its people are well taken care of.

    I am not able to be here today but Caroline is and she would love to answer any questions you may have!

  • Annie Haven Authentic Haven Brand
    Annie Haven Authentic Haven Brand
    2/13/2012 1:11 PM

    Love what you are doing at 479 Naturally bringing us Organic Heirloom Popcorn

  • Caroline
    2/13/2012 1:59 PM

    @Annie Haven Authentic Haven Brand: Thanks so much Annie! Your product also looks awesome. I'll have to order someone before I start planting my spring garden next month.

  • Richard Minear
    Richard Minear
    2/13/2012 1:34 PM

    Can I just buy plain popcorn without all of the add ons? I like popcorn, but don't especially like all of the add ons. My wife doesn't care for them either. Help 2 old people out.

    Thank you.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/13/2012 2:01 PM

    @Richard Minear: We'll see what we can do for you! I will contact you directly with what I find out.

  • Carol
    2/13/2012 2:07 PM

    @Katherine Klinger:

    I am interested in the "no frills" popcorn too. Could you send me the info you find out?


  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/13/2012 3:23 PM

    @Carol : We were able to add it to our assortment. It is the Schoolyard Pop and it contains 32oz of Multi-Colored, Organic Heirloom Popcorn. The proceeds from the sale of this popcorn go to Urban Sprouts, a non-profit organization that plants edible gardens with students in urban public schools. Enjoy!

  • Cat
    2/13/2012 2:12 PM

    Hi! Your popcorn sounds delicious! How much popped popcorn can we expect from a kit?


  • Jean
    Jean – Special Guest
    2/13/2012 2:19 PM

    @Cat: Hi there. You can expect to make several batches of popcorn with a single kit. I'm not sure what the yield would be if you popped the entire jar at once, but certainly you should be able to make at least 4 large bowls of popcorn with one kit.

  • Sara S.
    Sara S.
    2/13/2012 10:45 PM

    Will this popcorn pop in a novelty popcorn popper? (I've seen them called professional popcorn makers, but they look like the old fashioned theater popcorn makers and use a kettle.)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/13/2012 10:53 PM

    @Sara S.: Great question. Jean or Caroline will stop back to let us know.

  • Caroline
    2/15/2012 12:59 PM

    @Sara S.: Hi Sara. We've never actually used a novelty popcorn maker before. However, if all it requires is adding unpopped popcorn kernels (and maybe come oil) then yes, our jar of popcorn kernels will work perfectly fine. Thanks!

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