Caramel is one of the favorite flavors of popcorn to snack on in America and beyond. Here are some of the most popular caramel popcorn brands available to consumers. We hope many readers find a brand they will soon love.
Caramel Popcorn Brands
- Caramel Popcorn Brands
Werther’s Original Caramel Popcorn
Werther’s has been making caramel for over 100 years using high-quality ingredients. If you have ever tasted their caramel, you know how special it is with its amazing creamy caramel flavor.
Werther’s Original Popcorn uses their classic caramel to flavor its perfectly popped popcorn. It’s so good that it was voted product of the year for the snack food category in 2015.
Werther’s also makes a caramel popcorn that contains pretzels and sea salt.
G.H. Cretors has specialized in producing popped corn for over 130 years. We think it’s safe to say that they have figured out long ago how to deliver delicious popcorn to happy customers. The company focuses on using top-notch ingredients with the caramel being made in copper kettles.
The caramel popcorn is made in the USA near Chicago. It is certified Non-GMO and kosher verified. Its primary ingredients are brown sugar, cane sugar, popcorn, butter, and brown rice syrup. These ingredients create an authentic caramel popcorn taste.
State Street Snacks
State Street Snacks produces an old fashioned kettle caramel popcorn that is hand mixed. This USA made popcorn is made with blackstrap molasses to help give it a pleasantly rich flavor. It contains no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, or flavors.
Cracker Jack is likely the most familiar caramel popcorn brand on our list. It is partially famous for the prize at the bottom of the package that kids loved to dig for while eating the popcorn.
Cracker Jack is a brand of Frito Lay who makes other popular snack foods such as Doritos, Lay’s, and Sun Chips. Frito Lay is a subsidiary of Pepsico.
Cracker Jack became linked to the great sport of baseball in 1907 when “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” was released with a reference to Cracker Jack popcorn in the lyrics. The brand dates back to 1896 when it was first launched out of Chicago.
Cracker Jack ingredients include: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Popcorn, Peanuts, Molasses, Salt, Corn and or Soybean Oil and Soy Lecithin. Notably Cracker Jack has the ingredients of peanuts and molasses.
Crunch ‘n Munch
Crunch ‘n Munch is owned by ConAgraFoods and competes with Cracker Jack as a budget-friendly popcorn brand. Crunch ‘n Munch has a more buttery taste compared with the richer molasses flavor of Cracker Jack.
Popcornopolis Gourmet Caramel Popcorn
Popcornopolis is known for their cone shaped packaging that you won’t find anywhere else. The company uses all USA grown corn that is non-GMO and 100% whole grain to make its popcorn.
This popcorn is made with pure cane sugars and not high fructose corn syrup like several inferior brands of caramel popcorn. It also uses dairy butter for a fresh, creamy taste.
Popcornopolis popcorn lacks added preservatives that are unwanted in just about any diet. The popcorn is freshly popped each day and packaged once it cools to maintain its fresh quality for half a year when unopened.
Utz Gourmet Caramel Nut Clusters
Utz began approximately 100 years ago headed by the founders Bill and Salie Utz. Their first product was potato chips made from simple ingredients. The chips were sold locally in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
The success of the chips allowed the company to expand out of the family kitchen to a building in the family’s backyard and then to a production facility in the 1930s.
While the company still produces chips, they make many more snack foods such as pretzels, cheese balls, pork rinds, pub mix, and, of course, caramel corn.
The Utz popcorn pictured above is made with popcorn, almonds, cashews, and toffee. It comes in a cylinder container with a twist on/off lid to maintain freshness.
Smartfood began in 1985 with a focus on high-quality ingredients that went against the trend of junky bagged popcorn at the time. The success in Smartfood led Frito-Lay to take interest in the company and eventual purchase Smartfood in 1989.
The company does not manufacture a straight caramel popcorn, but they do produce a tasty caramel and cheddar mix.
Fisher’s Popcorn began in 1937 based out of Ocean City, Maryland. The popcorn is still made using copper kettles like it was back in the 1930s. It is also still made near the beach approximately 80 years later and enjoyed by many in the mid-Atlantic and beyond.
This caramel popcorn brand is made with five simple ingredients. These ingredients include pure cane brown sugar, popcorn, corn syrup, butter, and salt. There are no preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.
Farmer Jon himself tends to the corn fields that eventually make this popcorn. In fact, Jon’s farm solely produces corn that makes popcorn, which should speak to the dedication and passion placed into making a superior popcorn.
Farmer Jon’s Gourmet Caramel Popcorn is one of the favorite flavors of popcorn lovers of this brand. Its ingredients include superior European butter and gourmet brown sugar that keeps people coming back for more. The popcorn uses non-GMO kernels and contains no preservatives.
Jody’s Gourmet Popcorn
Jody’s caramel popcorn took 53 attempts to perfect the recipe that many people love. The founders, Jody and Alan, are committed to ensuring that their gourmet popcorn remains high-quality by using top-notch ingredients for their hand-crafted batches. The company’s famous caramel popcorn is made in the USA using non-GMO kernels and real butter.
Fiddle Faddle is another toffee and caramel popcorn brand by ConAgra Foods that includes peanuts. Similar to Crunch ‘n Munch featured above, it is a budget-friendly option for a popcorn snack.
Boom Chicka Pop
Boom Chicka Pop makes popcorn with real and simple ingredients. The company’s Buttery Caramel Popcorn contains the following ingredients: Cane Sugar, Popcorn, Brown Rice Syrup, Unsalted Butter, Molasses, Sea Salt, Sunflower Oil, and Sunflower Lecithin (Emulsifier). Other caramel popcorn produced by Boom Chicka Pop include Salted Caramel Popcorn and Caramel & Cheddar Popcorn Mix.
Other Notable Caramel Popcorn Brands
Here are a few more worthy contenders to consider for your snacking enjoyment:
|Old Fashioned Caramel Corn
|Just Poppin Popcorn
|Creamy Caramel Corn with Peanuts
|Melt On Caramel
|Sweet ‘n Crunchy Caramel
|Several Flavors of Caramel Popcorn