My love of popcorn began while taking regular trips to the USA, each time returning with flavoured popcorn as gifts for friends and family. Realising there was nothing quite like this in the UK, I wondered if I could make my own flavoured popcorn, but even better. I began by air-popping the corn and coating it in a smooth caramel made from fresh butter rather than what was the standard British way of popping it in an oil and sugar mix.
I then discovered that by using 100% natural ingredients and a unique "flavour-sequencing" process I could lock in flavours so that they flourished on the palate at different intervals as you're eating the popcorn. I took this further and created a range of exciting flavours, including savoury ones made from real cheese!
After many burnt pans and late night tasting sessions in the family kitchen, my Wife, eldest Son, and I took my popcorn to a food show in 2010 where we sold out in just two days. Shortly after we achieved our first prestigious retail listing and…
... Joe & Seph's Gourmet Popcorn was born.
We strive to do things differently, to ensure our popcorn is the very best tasting possible. This is what sets us apart ...
HANDMADE IN ENGLANDAll of our popcorn is handmade by our small team of pastry chefs in our kitchen in London.
AIR-POPPEDWe air-pop our extra large "mushroom" kernels, which is a healthier cooking method that results in a better texture and taste.
ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTSWe have a strict rule of only using the finest, 100% natural ingredients.
FLAVOUR SEQUENCINGOur unique cooking technique means the flavours unlock as you crunch on the popcorn.
EXTENSIVE, INNOVATIVE RANGEOur range of over 40 innovative flavours offers sweet to savoury and everything in between, and we're always developing exciting new flavour combinations.
Our popcorn has won us a selection of awards, including 35 Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Food! These are known as "the Oscars of the food world", so we’re chuffed to have won so many, reflecting our approach to quality and doing things differently.
Here's our first ever video to give a sneaky peak behind the scenes at Joe & Seph's. Enjoy!