Sweet corn season has come and gone, but popcorn vendors are ready to take the reins and wow us with their fluffy, flavorful creations.
With two Broad Ripple stores and a kiosk at the Indianapolis International Airport, Just Pop In (JustPopInOnline.com) offers a dazzlingly colorful display of caramel corn. Yummy fall-themed flavors include pumpkin spice, green apple and an orange variety drizzled with white and dark chocolate just perfect for Halloween. Football fans cheer the vibrant blueberry "Hut" popcorn from the Pop Life collection, a nod to Indy's home team.
Zionsville-based Inga's Popcorn (IngasPopcorn.com) exploded onto the local scene last year, distinguished by its use of certified organic popcorn grown by Mozingo Farms in Brownsburg and made-from-scratch caramel recipes. In addition to selling at farmers' markets and online, the company has opened a store in Bloomington where customers can consider flavors like signature caramel, snickerdoodle and white cheddar. Look for a decadent turtle-ish caramel with pecans and chocolate to make an appearance for the holidays.
Customers have to keep an eye on Twitter or Facebook to learn the daily location of Scout's Treat Truck (ScoutsTreats.com), but the indulgent cupcakes and savory popcorn make the effort well worthwhile. The popcorn line features caramel, Chicago mix, sharp cheddar, jalapeño, and sour cream and chives, with caramel apple and additional flavors set to debut this fall. And, Scout's new cupcake-and-popcorn bar at BE, The Boutique in South Broad Ripple, serves as a fun stationary destination for sampling the goods.