As these things usually go, the rest of the world is finally catching up with me, and have begun to embrace the succulent wonders of the popped kernel.
Proof! The LA Times now knows what I know and offers a selection of some of the best gourmet popcorn purveyors in the country. But don't let this list lead you to believe the selection is limited. Just Google your state and the search term "gourmet popcorn" and you'll probably find a massive selection of choices within 15 minutes of your front door. Example: Wisconsin Gourmet Popcorn
Some of them are just the crappy multi-colored "party" tins filled with generic popped corn with chemical coatings. Take time to dig a little deeper and look for those vendors that actually give a shit about the product they're selling. Like these guys: Mike's Popcorn.
Pop - can it survive? Well, yeah sure.... but maybe not the way we expect. Bill Briggs of NBCNews.com writes about long-percolating changes in the soda biz.
Has it always been thus? Read on, dear soda connoisseur, about the first dark age of soda...
Finally, let's pour one out for the fallen: