Honoring Bonnie Sterzer - Where Chico Pops Started

At Chico Pops, we're a family. Our delicious caramel corn is adapted from a 30-year-old recipe first created by Bonnie Sterzer, who would make the caramel corn for family gatherings. It became a smash hit amongst family and friends, and Elisabeth Sterzer, her daughter-in-law, made a few tweaks as the years went on and Chico Pops was born!

Loving what you do is very important, especially when it comes to making food. We're passionate about our popcorn, and we make sure a little bit of love is put in every bag. Bonnie Sterzer wanted to make sure everyone...

The History of Caramel Popcorn

Pull up a chair and sit down for a little history lesson! Wait, come back! We'll make this short and fun, promise! 


Popcorn first appeared to be grown about 9,000 years ago, with the first recorded instances of popped popcorn being eaten in parts of Peru, South America around 4,700 BC. Legend has it that European settlers in the 16th and 17th centuries came to America to find native peoples cooking and preparing popcorn, though there's no evidence to support that claim. 

Popcorn was consumed buttered, salted, lightly oiled/sweetened (which we know as kettle...

Caramel Popcorn Cookies

There's no time of year that delicious cookies AREN'T appreciated! Are you ready for Chico Pops Caramel Popcorn Cookies?! These delicious cookies can be made in under an hour, and are sure to be a hit at any occasion!  


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes



2 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
¾ cup dark brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar
1 cup salted butter, softened
2 large eggs (room temperature)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. almond extract
1 cup Chico Pops Caramel Corn (coarsely...

Holiday Fitness Tips & Popcorn Fun!

This time of year is great, isn't it? The cold weather means you just wanna stay in and cuddle up to stay warm, and maybe munch on some snacks or leftovers. Maybe you want to munch a bit too much. That's ok, we all do it! It's tough not to overeat this time of year, and with Thanksgiving having just passed, (and more holidays yet to come!) we're still feeling stuffed. Want to feel a little bit better going into the new year? Here's some simple tips:

  • Move around! It's cold, and we all want to snuggle under a blanket, but...

What's going on at Chico Pops

It's been a while since we've had one of these, hasn't it?


Chico Pops is out and about, with everyone in our family busting their buns to make sure Chico Pops is the best, most fantastically awesome popcorn out there! Our sales superstars have been hitting the streets hard for the holidays, and behind the scenes we're cooking up some exciting new developments that we can't wait to show you.


We know you all love our caramel corn, but we're not being cheesy in saying you'll all be colored a new shade of excited when you see what's brewing...