Popcorn is one of my very favorite foods. I have written before about the awesome kernels they sell at our local independent movie theatre and how I have been unable to replicate the taste at home.
That is, until now!
Thanks to a friend’s recommendation, I bought a Whirley Pop popcorn pan. This could turn out to be a very BAD thing — as the popcorn is very good. As in VERY GOOD. I may have to restrain myself from eating a whole pot every day, something that is difficult when the house is full of the delicious scent.
Their brochure reads: “Remember when the appeal of homemade popcorn was as much about the cooking experience as it was about the fluffy, crispy, tasty snack?” I had forgotten how much better popcorn tastes out of a pan vs. from the microwave.
Is there something that you can do to let your customers participate in the creation of your product vs. just giving it to them in a sterile way? Can they utilize all of their senses in a manner that adds to the enjoyment vs. always taking the quick and easy path? Is there a way you can deliver your product that will enhance the experience?
I think the Whirley Pop has done a good job of making their product be part utensil, part event-maker. If they can do that with a pan, surely you can create something that pops in your organization.