A new gourmet popcorn shop in the Tri-Town area boasts 65 flavors in-store daily and eventually will have as many as 300 types that can be ordered online.
Goody’s Famous Popcorn opened at 811 Joliet St. in Dyer in a strip mall anchored by Jewel-Osco at U.S. 30 and Calumet Avenue. It specializes in unique flavors like dill pickle, Parmesan garlic, cherry limeade, jalapeno bacon, pina colada, cream soda, watermelon, banana pudding, fruity loops, cheesecake and sour nerds.
“Goody’s prides itself on sourcing the best ingredients possible to create a vast selection of gourmet popcorn flavors for individual snacking and gifting,” Goody's Famous Popcorn co-founder Dan Earles said. “In addition to enjoying our wide variety of flavors, patrons can also anticipate a memorable in-store experience, as Goody’s provides a comfortable space for all to browse, sample and enjoy their perfect popcorn purchase.”
The store employs nine, and the owners hope to open at least two more locations in the next two years, as well as a local warehouse for online ordering.
Such specialty popcorn shops have been popping in the Region in recent years. Chicagoland Popcorn across from the Albanese Candy Factory on U.S. 30 in Hobart has more than 250 flavors, and Lady's Gourmet Popcorn in downtown Griffith has built a loyal following with varieties like hot wing and jalapeno white cheddar.
In addition to unorthodox flavors like birthday cake and cotton candy, Goody's also will have more traditional popcorn flavors like cheese and caramel corn, and says it uses healthier ingredients such as non-GMO corn, pure coconut oil and non-trans-fat cheeses.
The business is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, visit www.goodysfamouspopcorn.com or call 219-227-9499.