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Civil war
« on: June 01, 2013, 01:38:32 PM »
Wow I'm selling at a civil war show in Blacksburg  va.
And it is as dead as it can get
About 20 people have come through in 3hr.
There's an old time band,  solders,and a tractor history trailers
There where 300 people last year .
Bad day in the popcorn business.
But the old time Molassas corn has done good  its my new flavor
They want us back at the 4th July ,maybe better
 
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Re: Civil war
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 01:59:19 PM »
Wow I'm selling at a civil war show in Blacksburg  va.
And it is as dead as it can get
About 20 people have come through in 3hr.
There's an old time band,  solders,and a tractor history trailers
There where 300 people last year .
Bad day in the popcorn business.
But the old time Molassas corn has done good  its my new flavor
They want us back at the 4th July ,maybe better
 
Thanks Marvin

Marvin,

Sorry to hear you are slow at the Civil War Show.  I also made many kinds of popcorn in my former life and we even had a concession trailer we took to many events and had at three market stands at one point in time.  When you say molasses corn do you mean caramel popcorn, or is there another kind of molasses popcorn I might not be aware of?  I am always interested in hearing about different kinds of popcorn since I did that at one point in my life.

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Re: Civil war
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 02:12:17 PM »
Yes it is real Molassas with peanut !
We do caramel ,toffee, about fifty other flavors
S'mores ,fruit flavors ,bacon cheddar ,garlic Parmasan ,salt and pepper vinager
Cucumber dill, cinnamon kettle ,Rootbeer kettle and even popped  sorgum
You can see us on Facebook. Lil' Bit Corny, LLC.
 
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Re: Civil war
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 02:18:55 PM »
We would like a trailer but maybe soon
Trying to get out of my day job
I'm a tile layer by trade
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Re: Civil war
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 03:20:14 PM »
Yes it is real Molassas with peanut !
We do caramel ,toffee, about fifty other flavors
S'mores ,fruit flavors ,bacon cheddar ,garlic Parmasan ,salt and pepper vinager
Cucumber dill, cinnamon kettle ,Rootbeer kettle and even popped  sorgum
You can see us on Facebook. Lil' Bit Corny, LLC.
 



We would like a trailer but maybe soon
Trying to get out of my day job
I'm a tile layer by trade
Thanks Marvin


Marvin,

I went to your facebook page, and Wow you sure do make lots of flavors of popcorn  ;D and more flavors than we ever did. We made caramel popcorn with peanuts, cashews and black walnuts.  We also made kettle corn in the commercial wet popper.  If you ever take any photos of your molasses popcorn I would be interested in seeing them.   

If you are interested in seeing what our caramel corn stand looked like at the market where I am now some photos of the caramel corn stand is on my blog at http://learningknowledgetomakepizza.blogspot.com/2010/11/our-caramel-popcorn-stand.html  My late husbands parents started that business in 1928.

I hope you get a trailer and get out of your day job if that is something you want to do.  ;)

Norma

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Re: Civil war
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 06:40:43 PM »
your stand looked good norma
I have been working on the molasses corn for some time
and figured out a way to make it work after making taffy
with it. I will have my wife get some pictures up I have no clue how to do that
 I have a fella who  makes the molasses says he will show me how .you just never know.

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Re: Civil war
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 07:06:44 PM »
Such a neat story on your blog about your popcorn/candy days Norma, thanks!
You guys sure had a really nice looking stand with your displays an all...I'll bet you had a lot of fun meeting/seeing so many different folks all day long.  :chef:
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Re: Civil war
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013, 11:10:51 PM »
your stand looked good norma
I have been working on the molasses corn for some time
and figured out a way to make it work after making taffy
with it. I will have my wife get some pictures up I have no clue how to do that
 I have a fella who  makes the molasses says he will show me how .you just never know.

thanks marvin

Marvin,

Good to hear you learned to make the molasses corn after making taffy with molasses.  Thanks for saying you would get your wife to post some photos if she can.  Do you mean the fella will show you how to make molasses?  Do you make your candy corn, molasses corn and caramel corn in an old-fashioned kettle like we did.  We only made red, white and green candy corn over the holidays, but it was all vanilla flavored.  We also made old-fashioned sugar corn over the Christmas holidays.  We never had any success with flavored candy corn.  Like I said I am always interested in someone like you that makes different kinds of popcorn.  That is why I am so interested in what you are doing.  I really miss being able to taste the caramel corn when it was fresh out of the kettle.  I still have equipment that I could make caramel corn, but am too lazy to clear a spot in my one shed to try to do it again.


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Re: Civil war
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 11:17:35 PM »
Such a neat story on your blog about your popcorn/candy days Norma, thanks!
You guys sure had a really nice looking stand with your displays an all...I'll bet you had a lot of fun meeting/seeing so many different folks all day long.  :chef:

Bob,

Thanks for saying you like the story about our caramel popcorn stand.  I also have other posts about that on my blog.  If you saw the first photo that was our small caramel popcorn stand before we moved to the bigger stand one right across the little one.  I did have fun meeting/seeing so many different folks all day at market.  Since the stand was there since 1928 loads of generations of families always came back and said they remembered eating caramel corn as a child.  I enjoyed hearing those stories. 

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Re: Civil war
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 11:27:54 PM »
Bob,

Thanks for saying you like the story about our caramel popcorn stand.  I also have other posts about that on my blog.  If you saw the first photo that was our small caramel popcorn stand before we moved to the bigger stand one right across the little one.  I did have fun meeting/seeing so many different folks all day at market.  Since the stand was there since 1928 loads of generations of families always came back and said they remembered eating caramel corn as a child.  I enjoyed hearing those stories. 

Norma
Norma,
At your pizza stand; have you ever thought about selling "Knepps Famous Carmel Corn"; premade in bags ready for sale with a nice little poster showing some of your highlights there at Roots?
You probably don't have the room for that though...maybe the stand across from you?  ;D
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Re: Civil war
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2013, 11:53:38 PM »
Norma,
At your pizza stand; have you ever thought about selling "Knepps Famous Carmel Corn"; premade in bags ready for sale with a nice little poster showing some of your highlights there at Roots?
You probably don't have the room for that though...maybe the stand across from you?  ;D
Jus think'in...you know me.  8)


Bob,

I could not sell any caramel corn at the market I am at now.  I sold both of our caramel popcorn stands (at Root's and Green Dragon) to an Amish man.  The Amish man and his family still makes the caramel corn and other corns at market I am at, so that is why I would not be allowed to sell any.  The Amish man sold the stand at Green Dragon to another man and that man really expanded that stand and also loves making different kinds of popcorn.  On my blog at  http://learningknowledgetomakepizza.blogspot.com/2012/05/green-dragon-farmers-market-soft.html you can see what the caramel popcorn stand looks like now.

Thanks for the idea though.  8)

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Re: Civil war
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 09:29:23 AM »
Yes Norma 
I use to make in a small pot about 2gallons at a time
It would take 40 min. Or so to do a Bach
I have a larger kettle machine now like cretors makes
It can make in 15 min.
I use oils for the fruit and I make rock candy like (jolly ranchers)
Caramel and toffee are with butter and brown sugar  more for the other
Trying to get butter scotch right now

The old time molasses is a lot like cracker jacks but better (,I do a Cracker Jack Daniels)
Our caramel is said to be as good as Garret's in Chicago  :)
Never been there
The fella in Snowville va. Did say he would show me how
I put the tile in his house
The Molassas he makes is as gold as honey
His father should him how

Also made a chocolate to work in the syrup that dosnt melt all over
It is cool

Thanks marvin


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Re: Civil war
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 10:14:18 AM »
Yes Norma 
I use to make in a small pot about 2gallons at a time
It would take 40 min. Or so to do a Bach
I have a larger kettle machine now like cretors makes
It can make in 15 min.
I use oils for the fruit and I make rock candy like (jolly ranchers)
Caramel and toffee are with butter and brown sugar  more for the other
Trying to get butter scotch right now

The old time molasses is a lot like cracker jacks but better (,I do a Cracker Jack Daniels)
Our caramel is said to be as good as Garret's in Chicago  :)
Never been there
The fella in Snowville va. Did say he would show me how
I put the tile in his house
The Molassas he makes is as gold as honey
His father should him how

Also made a chocolate to work in the syrup that dosnt melt all over
It is cool

Thanks marvin


Marvin,

Thanks for telling me how you make the corn that is coated.  The copper kettles and the big jet burners we used to make a batch of caramel corn in 5 minutes, give or take a few minutes depending on how clean the jets were.  I am not sure if anyone makes those same stainless steel jacket kettles with the cooper kettle that the stainless steel almost goes down to the floor anymore, but Popper's Supply in Philly used to sell them.  Popper's supply is out of business now. 

Cretors makes good popcorn equipment.  It is interesting that you use oils for the candy fruit popcorn.  We just used to use flavorings that came in a plastic jar when we tried to make candied fruit popcorns.  Your rock candy sounds interesting.  We also made something similar which is called clear toy candy, but it isn't supposed to be flavored.  The colors were just yellow, red and green with the yellow ones being the natural color and they were very clear.  We sold many of those clear toys candies and lollipops over the holidays and to many other stores.  The molds for clear toy candies are hard to come by now, since most of them were produced about a 100 years ago.

We never tried toffee, but yours sounds interesting.  I made butterscotch candy but never tried to make butterscotch popcorn.  The butterscotch popcorn also sounds interesting.

Interesting that your old time molasses is a lit like cracker jacks but better.  I think that is what our caramel corn tasted like.  I like the idea of a Cracker Jack Daniels.   >:D

Did you ever go to Johnson's Popcorn in Ocean City, NJ?  http://www.johnsonspopcorn.com/   I think their caramel popcorn is really good and you can watch them make it. 

Cool to hear you also made a chocolate to work in the syrup that doesn't melt all over.  8) We tried chocolate that also came in a plastic jar.

I find all what you posted interesting.  ;)

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