Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Mad Popper
What it is: The Mad Popper is a little gourmet popcorn store in the Homestead Market Shopping Center across I-40 from Southpoint Mall. They have a variety of flavors, both sweet and savory, ranging from strawberry to North Carolina BBQ. They'll also sell you a mixed bag full of several different flavors of your choosing. My most recent purchase was a bag of caramel (my child's favorite) mixed with white cheddar (my favorite). You can buy several different sizes of bags some starting as low as $2-3 dollars.
What we like: This is a great place to get a snack for the little ones. They will let you try samples of all of the flavors until you find one that appeals to them. Then, you can buy a fairly good sized bag for a very reasonable price to take home as a snack. In addition, it's in the same shopping center as Bean Traders, so you can get some coffee for you and some popcorn for them!
What we would change: The biggest negative about The Mad Popper is that there is no seating inside. It is simply too small. However, there are lots of tables outside in the rest of the shopping center, so you shouldn't have trouble finding a place to eat your popcorn there if you wish.
Website and other important information: As stated earlier, The Mad Popper is located in the Homestead Market Shopping Center on Hwy. 54 just on the other side of I-40 from Southpoint Mall. It is located in the shopping center between Harris Teeter and Fitness World.
Address: Homestead Market, 105 W. Hwy. 54, Suite 259, Durham, NC
Hours: Monday-Friday 1pm-6:30pm, Saturday 11am-5pm, Closed Sunday
1. An inside view of the store
*Images Courtesy of Citysearch and Carpe Durham