If you’re looking for a new reason to visit Montecasino in Fourways we’re about to give you one VERY good reason – gourmet popcorn! We all know that gourmet popcorn has taken the world, and Joburg, by storm and now the popcorn scene just got a little bit sweater with the launch of a brand new Emilio’s Gourmet Popcorn store at Montecasino. You might recognise the Emilio’s Gourmet Popcorn brand from various retail outlets and food markets around Johannesburg but it is their first dedicated retail space that is sure to put them firmly on the map in Jozi.
If you’re not already a fan of Emilio’s Gourmet Popcorn then it’s time to jump aboard the delicious bandwagon. Emilio’s manufactures handcrafted premium gourmet popcorn and popcorn-inspired confectionery – with a twist. Built around a concept called Popcornology, which sees popcorn being used as a canvas to craft amazing culinary creations, Emilio’s is all about taking popcorn where no kernel has been before.
Founder and owner Emile Alexander and his team of popcornologists constantly create an array of unique popcorn confectionaries that need to be seen, and tasted, to be believed. Delights like popcorn ice-cream, popcorn waffles, popcorn ice cream sandwiches (made with freshly-baked cookies and brownies), popcorn doughnuts and popcorn macarons will aim to thrill and entice customers who visit the store. Plus, with over 30 different caramel popcorn and 7 savoury flavours to choose from, there are plenty of reasons to keep going back for more.
And when it comes to producing great quality products the team prides themselves on sticking to their ideals of creating culinary dishes by hand, in small batches, using only high-quality ingredients. Handcrafting, coupled with the use of high-quality ingredients, ensures that there is a perfect balance of flavour.
But what if you don’t live near Montecasino or in Johannesburg? The great news is Emilio’s Gourmet Popcorn is making plans to expand rather quickly in 2017. Not only is the product available at a variety of independent and large retail stores but Emile also hopes to open new stores in the future so you might just see an Emilio’s popping up in the other major cities in South Africa very soon.