Life's Better Here: Rachel Michael's Gourmet Popcorn, Toledo

Popcorn is a snack that goes beyond just butter! At Rachel Michael's Gourmet Popcorn store there are over 30 different flavors that can appeal to any type of munchie desire whether it be sweet or savory.

Rachel started making her own caramel corn after getting a taste of it years ago at Chicago’s most popular popcorn store front, Garretts. What started out as a hobby and a popular request made by family and friends, exploded into a full-time operation. After working for years out of her home, Rachel was able to move her business to her Toledo based store on Monroe Street four years ago.

It’s the assortment of flavors and the way Rachel’s kernels are prepared that keeps her business popping. The mushroom style kernels are immersed in hot coconut oil before exploding into their fluffy nickel sized individual pieces. Then, they all get coated with flavor absorbing taste into every kernel.

Sweet flavors are mostly caramel based corns that are slathered with indulgent toppings like chocolate, and peanut butter, with additives of gram crackers, marshmallows and sprinkles. Savory choices take on bold flavors with layers of cheeses, spices and sauces. The store is always creating new flavors and accommodating customer requests living up to their motto of… “if you can dream it they can pop it!”

Rachel Michaels gourmet popcorn accommodates for any type of event. Whether it be themed showers, birthday parties, weddings, corporate gifts or for personal satisfaction they can put together orders instore or on-line.

The store is continuing to expand with tastes by offering Toft’s soft serve ice-cream that can even be layered with popcorn. Other local favorites are offered in the Toledo-to-go boxes. Customers can choose from a display of other locally made products and put together their own unique package offering a taste of Toledo!

Any customer that mentions that they saw Rachel Michaels Gourmet Popcorn on NBC 24 will receive 10% off their next purchase.

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