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Joint Forces Journal

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VOL. 24 - NO. 32
AUG 18 - 25, 2019
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“KITCHEN GOURMET” – Funky Chunky – Indulgently Crafted Gourmet Popcorn

Mar 07, 2019
Who doesn’t love to indulge in a tasty, chocolately popcorn treat? Funky Chunky has perfectly crafted a matrimony of salty and sweet into a line of sensationally crafted caramel popcorn treats, welcoming a combo of dark, milk and white chocolatey drizzle pretzels, chips and a variety of nuts for an “Mmmmmm, yes, please” most satisfying experience.

Over two decades ago, a woman had a simple goal: make delicious and craveable popcorn for her friends and family. Minnesotans are famous for having an insatiable sweet tooth and a love of handcrafted popcorn, and what better place to combine both than in a small kitchen in Edina, Minnesota?

She began with a classic recipe of caramel popcorn and then ventured where few confectioners dared to go in her day - she decided to add crunch, chocolatey flavor and even more treats. What she came up with was an audacious flavor profile for those truly serious about snacking.

Soon, demand for these sweet, salty treats grew as the rumors of the nutty and chocolatey popcorn delights spread outside her small Midwestern town and across the country. She realized snacking this good couldn’t be kept a secret and soon the whole family was helping her meet the demands for bite-sized chunks of caramel, chocolatey, nutty goodness. Soon, Funky Chunky was shipping tons of pails of popcorn from coast-to-coast and a thriving business was born.

When a snack is this good, it practically sells itself. Before long, Funky Chunky was getting attention from Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show and news outlets across the country. The company expanded its operations - moving from Edina, Minnesota to Eden Prairie and popcorn became available in stores like Henry Bendel, Cost Plus World Market, Home Goods stores and more.

While Funky Chunky has risen to the challenge of snackers across the nation, it is still committed to creating batches of salty, gooey, chocolatey popcorn one batch at a time. Staying true to the original recipes, they hand drizzle every batch of Funky Chunky popcorn with many layers of chocolatey goodness and handfuls of salty nuts.

Thanks to happy customers across the country, Funky Chunky has been able to expand into grocery stores, boutiques and online shops, so everyone can have these wonderfulFunky Chunky treats at their fingertips. Fans have been asking for more variety, and those demands are being met as Funky Chunky offers more flavors, more treats and sweet surprises at every turn.

Today, Funky Chunky’s top flavors include Sea Salt Caramel, Chip Zel Pop, Chocolate Pretzel, Peanut Butter Cup, and Nutty Choco Pop.

The Sea Salt Caramel flavor offers a salty-sweet popcorn treat taste you are certain to crave. It starts with delicious caramel popcorn made with real butter and brown sugar. It’s covered in gooey caramel, the perfect amount of sea salt, a sprinkling of roasted cashews and a final drizzle of milk and dark chocolatey goodness.

Funky Chunky has also created a safe word for your midnight cravings: Chip Zel Pop. The satisfying bite of salty chips and pretzels is the classic go-to snack. But those combined with buttery caramel popcorn? And thick swirls of caramel? And three kinds of chocolatey drizzle? Stop. And by “Stop” I mean don’t stop. Have some more! You won't be able to resist the combo of chocolate covered potato chips, pretzels and popcorn combined with gooey caramel. It’s a treat meant for a king (or queen)!

Crunchy, salty pretzels laced with chewy, gooey caramel and a ton of chocolatey decadence make Funky Chunky’s Chocolate Covered Pretzels so outright irresistible! This sweet salty addiction starts with a drizzle of three kinds of chocolatey goodness - dark, milk and white; then it is sprinkled with roasted pecan pieces to add even more deliciousness. Simply said, it’s irresistible.

The Funky Chunky Peanut Butter Cup gourmet popcorn confection bursts with creamy peanut butter and milk chocolatey goodness. After drizzling its signature caramel popcorn with chocolatey goodness, they mix in whole crunchy peanuts and delicious mini peanut butter cups for over-the-top flavor explosion!

Finally, there’s the Nutty Choco Pop flavor. Yes, it’s time to start snacking like an adult. Ditch the bars and say yes to a stylishly nutty, salty-sweet treat. When Funky Chunky’s signature caramel popcorn was wed to mixed nuts they sealed the coupling with a trio of chocolatey drizzle. Hide it in your bottom drawer, keep it from the whatever you have to do to sneak in moments with the addictive Nutty Choco Pop.

For more information on Funky Chunky please visit


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