It’s National Popcorn Day, and today, we’re serving up a special Strawberry Crunch and other must-taste-to-believe gourmet popcorn flavors created by a Florida family business with a knack for delighting taste buds at Walt Disney World – Popcorn Junkie!
As a family-run business, Neal and Minetta Crosier took their small popcorn storefront in Orlando to new heights after becoming the gourmet popcorn supplier of our resort in 2018 when Disney leaders first discovered their tasty treats. They quickly began experimenting with new flavors for the resort and collaborating on new recipes with some of our Disney Chefs. Today, Popcorn Junkie is available across our parks and resorts – from Main Street, U.S.A. to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – and is even expanding to the high seas aboard the Disney Cruise Line fleet.
The Crosiers retail shop has catapulted into an extremely successful and profitable small business. Popcorn Junkie has grown from two employees to nine since working with Disney, allowing them to continue introducing fresh offerings for the resort and beyond – like the new Strawberry Crunch popcorn shown above that’s now available for a limited time at the Kernel Kitchen inside Main Street Confectionery hosted by Mars Wrigley.
“We’ve increased our business at least 200% since working with Disney World,” Neal said. “I never dreamed that Popcorn Junkie would be growing so fast and expanding so quickly. It’s beyond what I imagined it would be, and I see great opportunity to continue to expand. It’s almost hard to believe it!”
Other can’t-miss Popcorn Junkie flavors you can find around Walt Disney World include:
- Better Butter, Cheesy Cheddar and Crispy Caramel at Magic Kingdom
- Fruity Mix at EPCOT
- Special seasonal flavors across our parks, resorts and Disney Springs
Let us know in the comments which flavor you are most looking forward to trying! To learn more about Disney’s efforts with other small businesses in Florida, visit DisneyFlorida.com.