Discover Germany, Issue 47, February 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  Made in Germany

Chocolate in the mixer.

The team.

Popcorn with chocolate.

Artisan popcorn made in Hamburg From the warm smell of a fresh batch to the crunchy texture of each bite: popcorn is as popular as ever. But Kate’s Popcorn has taken the tasty treat to a new level. Innovative flavours, quality produce and a great deal of passion, are part of this exquisite popcorn manufactory’s secret. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE  I  PHOTOS: KATE’S POPCORN

Kate’s Popcorn has its origin in a wonderful German-American love story. When Anna Katharina from Hamburg fell in love with her future husband from the US, she also fell in love with popcorn. Sometimes it is that simple. As her husband called her ‘Kate’, it was clear what the manufactory for handmade artisan popcorn should be called: Kate’s Popcorn. Today, Kate’s granddaughter and her family lead the successful company. The love for handmade popcorn and the drive for outstanding taste have been passed on over the generations. It is safe to say that Kate’s Popcorn can stand the test of time. Carefully sourced ingredients such as the organic gourmet corn from France, and strictly avoiding any additives or preserv24  |  Issue 47  |  February 2017

atives, are common practice at this fine manufactory. The different flavours range from sweet to spicy and even reading the labels is mouth-watering. “Our bestsellers are White Chocolate With Vanilla, Honey Chilli, Caramel, and Cheddar Cheese,” reveals spokesperson Thomas Niederbremer with a smile. “My personal favourites are White Chocolate With Coconut, and Latte Macchiato.” Lovingly packaged in small bags to keep it fresh, the popcorn can be ordered online. There is also the very exciting option to customise not only the label for corporate events, but also the flavour itself. The team at Kate’s Popcorn are happy to take on any new challenge and will go out of their way to accommodate individual wishes. If that

is not enough already, popcorn enthusiasts can also visit the manufactory in Hamburg and watch the corn’s tasty journey. With such wonderful creations, it becomes a tough task to decide which flavour to try when each and every one of them sounds so outrageously delicious. If you have that odd friend who is not a popcorn fan, Kate’s Popcorn will certainly convert them to a devoted popcorn lover. But maybe it is best to keep it a secret and have the whole bag to yourself. Honey Chilli popcorn.

Latte Macchiato popcorn.

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