This shop keeps it poppin’ (and fresh)


You might think of popcorn as nothing but a secondary part to another experience – a stroll at the zoo, a treat at a Cirque show, something to make for movie night – but there’s a new store in Vegas that sees popcorn as an experience to be appreciated in itself.

The recently-opened Popcornopolis, located in the Excalibur’s Castle Walk shops, makes popcorn into a new medium for expression via flavor.

I’m not talking about a dash of salt and slathering of butter or stale kernels in a holiday tin – this shop serves up freshly popped popcorn in exotic varieties like Nacho Cheese, Sour Cream and Onion, White Chocolate Macadamia, Cinnamon Bun, and Strawberries and Cream. More than 20 varieties of popcorn (and quite a few candied apples!) line the shelves here. Best of all, you can sample these flavors before you buy, in case you aren’t fully convinced that “Zebra Chocolate Popcorn” is just as delicious as it sounds.

Spoiler alert: It’s even better.

Popcornopolis is open from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday.

Gourmet popcorn… that’s an idea I can get behind.