Handcrafted with love by Jason & Sofia McClain, McClain Popcorn Company is a manufacturer of small batch artisan popcorn. Each recipe is created from scratch and tested on all of their faithful friends.


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Fine Snacking is the New Fine Dining with Artisan Popcorn

According to the USDA, around 24% of the total calories in an average adults’ daily diet comes from snacking. And, that is just the average, many (yes, myself included) can make a complete mockery of that specific statistic. Let’s face it, snacking can play a huge role in our diets. While snack time is undoubtedly a kid’s favorite time of the day, we adults can indulge pretty heavily as well, you know I’m right! Everyone munches, you just need to know how to do ‘fine, adult snacking’ right. Artisan popcorn is one of those things that can bring snacking to a whole other level – and pairing it with a fine glass of vino? Magnificent! Fine snacking IS the new fine dining with artisan popcorn!

Regular Popcorn VS Gourmet Popcorn:

So what is artisan popcorn? And, what makes it different from regular popcorn? Basically, the main major difference between the two boils down to the quality of the corn as well as how it is made. Gourmet or artisan popcorn uses only the highest quality corn with minimal kernels included. It omits harsher ingredients, such as artificial flavors, without compromising the taste.

Not All Artisan Popcorn is Alike:

As with most things in the world, the brand of popcorn is going to play a role. McClain Popcorn uses the finest of ingredients. Our popcorn is air-popped and made with fresh spices and herbs and uses only 100% extra virgin olive oil. You can also feel good about eating it as it is not made with butter or artificial flavoring.

How to Pair Your Favorite Wine with Artisan Popcorn (and how to do it right):

To elevate your fine snacking experience, even more, try pairing your favorite flavor of McClain popcorn with your best glass (or bottle, no judgment) of wine. While you level up your snack time, you may as well go all out! Dependent upon which of the four flavors of popcorn you choose, a nice Sauvignon Blanc can provide a nice contrast with its brisk, fruity taste. If you need something a bit more hearty, however, Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot are great options if you’re in the mood for a red. No two palates are the same and no choice is wrong – especially when it comes to snacking with wine!

As already stated, there is no wrong way to go about pairing your new go-to snack with your preferred wine. Play with the different flavors. That is the beauty of artisan popcorn, you can actually feel good about eating it! There is no rule book regarding how to snack.

Cheers and Snack Classy.