If you are looking a unique and delicious gift, or just a tantalizing treat that’s Michigan made, you might want to check out Pinnacle Popcorn, at 4320 14 Mile Road, in the Cedar Rock business district.
The business was established in January of 2013, but current owner Eric Vorpi, a Rockford resident who also owns the Cheshire Grill in Grand Rapids, took ownership this past January. The previous owner was a friend of Eric’s wife, who he said made amazing caramel corn. But she couldn’t make a go of the business. “When she decided to close it, I knew I had to have it. Her recipes are amazing,” he remarked.
They sell a variety of flavored popcorn including regular buttered, caramel, caramel with cashew, espresso caramel, new buffalo caramel (it’s hot!), turtle, cinnamon caramel, cheddar cheese, chili cheese, candy coated, and more.
They can make any color of mix for weddings, parties, corporate gifts, and any size to accommodate. They can also ship it out.
Vorpi said he likes the fact that the popcorn they sell is a total Michigan product. “I get the popcorn kernels straight from a farm in southern Michigan, and we make the finished product at the store,” he explained. “We use real butter, real brown sugar and you can taste it. The quality shows in every bite. Our flavors ‘pop’. I know we make a quality product.”
Customers will also get great customer service when they come in. The store manager, Cody Crane, worked for the original owner, and runs the store for Eric. “She has it down to a science. She pops, bakes, bags, labels, decorates, makes gift baskets, and fills orders—she does everything,” noted Vorpi.
So what are you waiting for? Check out Pinnacle Popcorn today! Summer hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed Saturday and Sunday. Visit their website at www.pinnaclepopcorn.com and check out their facebook page for specials. For more info call (616) 866-1300.