Due to customer requests, we began creation of a new product: a dark chocolate, popcorn and caramel bar. We held a contest to name it on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and Carmen Walizer was the winner of a 2-gallon tin of her choice for suggesting "Turtle Corn Bar". Twenty participants will also receive a free bar for playing. Thank you all!
Since the last week of December, our Facebook page has gone from 120+ fans to nearly 3500 - and Twitter from 110 or so to over 700! This was the result of an extensive outreach effort to friends, colleagues, family, and all past customer over the years. It's definitely not just a numbers game for us, however. We value our relationship with each of you and will reflect this in our interactions. Thank you for the vote of confidence!
Some other fun things coming up:
- We're sending tins of our fabulous popcorn to troops in Afghanistan by participating in a thoughtful drive put together by several military wives to send care packages. We've done so to both Iraq and Afghanistan in the past, and are happy to make sure these brave men and women have a delicious and unique snack to remind them of home. Thank you for your service.
- We'll be participating in 2011 West Sound Business Expo at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion. The theme is "WestSound Expo Goes to the Movies!", so you know we couldn't miss it. Join us!
- Richard Gordon Elementary is holding its 2011 Spring Fling Auction in April, and Popcorn Chef has donated a $100 gift certificate. We wish them the best!
Last but certainly not least, we regularly receive emails and calls about our products, but sometimes it's just a chat about All Things Popcorn. A customer from Boston sent us the photo in this post of a Chocolate Caramel Corn cake she found on the internet. Alas...we won't be making it, but thought you'd appreciate the luscious idea. Enjoy, and we'll see you soon!