Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I am Corny

 I am one of the corniest soul you’ll ever meet.

No, it’s not about the jokes that I deliver. Actually, some people convince me to be a stand-up comedian and they swear I’ll be a good one.  They say that just the sight of me standing on stage is already a comedy skit.

Well, that’s another story. The other “corny” side that I want to share is my love for anything corn.  Roasted, grilled, creamed corn or whatever dishes with corn, I’ll eat it! 

Last weekend, we had a popcorn party at home after a friend came to visit our place and generously brought packs of pop corn.  Well, not just pop corn--- it’s Holy Kettle Corn.  

Let me tell you a little history about pop corn to prove to you how much I’m into corn.  Kettle corn said to be the precursor of what is popularly known as popcorn was introduced in America back in the 18th century, when the corn was popped in cast-iron kettles, then mixed with natural sweeteners, such as honey, molasses, or sugar. It was a staple snack food of cowboys and farmers.

Personally, watching in movie houses is incomplete without a bucket of pop corn.  It’s just to be there on your side while you cry with the film stars or scream with them as crazy villains scare them away. 

Before I was able to grab a pack of Holy Kettle Corn, different from Kettle Corn, I was out muscled by my wife, her two sisters and my brother in law.  Good thing, we have four flavors to choose from: Smoked Barbeque, Cheese, Sour and Cream and Original flavor.  

My wife
My sis-in-law Lulu

My sis-in-law Hazel and hubby Alex

I was able to secure the cheesy one and ran away with it.  Truly, Holy Kettle lives up to its promise that their corns which are imported from Nebraska are prepared fresh everyday and is hand-popped everyday. 

I am just happy to know that Holy Kettle Corn is available at 7-11 stores and is sold at only Php 40 each.  I heard that two weeks after the opening of the Holy Kettle Corn Alabang outlet, the company began negotiating for its second branch. And in less than 3 months, it was opened right across the University of Asia and the Pacific campus. The company targeted to open its third outlet only a year after and the organization now has over 50 employees, maintaining 11 branches, including its first franchise outlet in Banilad Town Center in Cebu city.  For the complete list of their outlets and other information, you can check their official website, www.holykettlecorn.ph.

Holy Kettle Corn’s franchise scheme was developed over a period of 6 months, and launched its franchising program on July 1, 2005. With this, the company hopes to open more branches, targeting to add at least 2 or 3 outlets/stores a month.

Having tested and tried its marketability in Metro Manila and other parts of the country, Holy Kettle Corn plans to go international soon.  Now, if one day I find myself walking near Sydney Opera House or Staples Center in L.A. and bumped into a Holly Kettle Corn store, I won’t be surprise because with one bite, it’s easy to say that this brand will reach greater heights!

1 comment:

janese halabaso said...

I totally agree with you richard. Holy kettle Corn is one of the best popcorn brand ..no wonder even the adults love it too. I'm happy to know you are "corny" too