Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More
316 West State St
Today: 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
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What seems like many years ago while working in Chicago, I had the delightful experience of enjoying what was considered to be the best popcorn in the city. I had never tasted any as good and was amazed by the lines that formed outside the store waiting to get inside to purchase the popped kernels. When retiring from the city, I searched various retail stores attempting to find a product that was comparable. To no avail, I began to research the production of popcorn and found that there were many different types of kernels and many different ways to pop each of them.
After almost a year of testing, with the support of my family and friends, I developed recipes that were considered by all to be gourmet in taste. In 2004, with the help of friends and family members, we opened a small retail store in Geneva, Illinois and
derived a name from Colonel Fabyan (the famous WWII cryptologist who had his laboratory and roots in Geneva). The store gradually gained support and our recipes for caramel popcorn, cheddar cheese popcorn, and white cheddar cheese popcorn became very popular. The movie popcorn (movie pop) and kettle corn, also very popular, completed our product line. We were soon requested to mix the caramel and cheddar cheese popcorn and this became our best seller called “Combo Pop”, known in Chicago as “Chicago Combo”. As the business progressed we opened a complement our gourmet popcorn. At this time, we also began making gift baskets for Christmas with our new vast product line and will continue to make them for all of your holiday needs and special requests.
In addition to our gift baskets, we also sell small, medium and large tin in various designs (including our new logo tin, Chicago sports tins, and a rotating line specialty holiday tins) that can be filled with all varieties of flavors and can be shipped across the nation or bought in store.
With our new Geneva storefront, we also gained the ability to prepare arrangements for special occasions including, weddings, corporate events, as well as, anniversary, birthday and graduation parties. Whether it is a prepared sweet table providing delectable samples of gourmet popcorn, candy, nuts & more or a wedding favor or a corporate gift or a simple treat to pass around over a movie night, we guarantee your guests will be asking for more.
As we grow and change we still carry the same high standards of taste we originally set out for. To ensure the freshest gourmet popcorn, all of our kernels are popped daily and made fresh to start the day. If you want to experience some of the best gourmet popcorn ever (and more), please contact us, or if you’re in the neighborhood of either Geneva or Naperville or simply near Chicago, stop in for a sample.
To our loyal customers of the past eight years, we thank you and if you’re a new customer we hope you have the same delightful experience of enjoying a truly gourmet popcorn & more.
-Dann and Cathy Villwock and the families of Kernel’s Gourmet Popcorn & More.
Mon 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tue 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Wed 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Thu 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Fri 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Sat 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Sun 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Products and ServicesPopcorn Shoppe, Sweet Bar, Candy Shop, Chocolate, Nationwide shipping, weddings, graduations, anniversarys,
Areas ServedAurora IL
Campton Hills IL
Carol Stream IL
Fox Valley IL
Hanover Park IL
North Aurora IL
Plato Center IL
Saint Charles IL
South Elgin IL
Sugar Grove IL
West Chicago IL