Friday, August 18, 2017

The Beginning

I have loved caramel corn ever since I was a kid.  Anytime I went to a fair or the circus, I had to have some.

Taking that 1st bite of that crunchy, caramely, buttery popcorn made me feel like I was in heaven.

So a few years ago, I remembered my mom making caramel corn once when I was a kid.  I called her and she actually still had the recipe.  I got the recipe from her and I was on a mission to make the PERFECT caramel corn.

The 1st time I made it, Ummm.... not bad.
The 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc..., still OK, not the best.
I kept making it off and on over the next couple weeks.

Now my caramel corn is crystallizing!  You could feel the sugar and see it on the popcorn.  I didn't cook the caramel long enough and at a hot enough temperature.  So now I'm getting mad!  But I'm learning...

But I never gave up!  3 months later, LOL, I became consistent at making it PERFECT!

Then I thought to myself, hmm....., I wonder if I can sell it?

So I started giving my family and friends samples and they loved it.

I went for it and started selling my caramel corn online.  But I was scared.  What if people don't like it?  What if I get bad feedback?
So I opened up a shop on Etsy and listed my popcorn on Ebay.

I heard a "cha-ching" on my phone.  I was SO EXCITED!!!

I've been selling popcorn online ever since.  And I've added caramels, popcorn balls and lollipops.

I'm still a little peon in this industry, but hey, who knows what the future holds.

I am starting a blog to get some exposure for my products on my website.

I hope I'm an inspiration to others who have food they want to sell online.

All I can say is, GO FOR IT!!!😃😃😃