2014 was an amazing first year for Kathy’s Kernels and the business is continuing to grow beyond any point I had ever imagined—I can’t believe where I started and the success I have had in such a short period of time. Not even a year ago, I was only offering a few flavors, and was working entirely on direct sales. Today, I have over 60 approved flavors and Kathy’s Kernels can be found in more than 15 stores throughout California.
Beginning January 5, 2015 there will be a price increase across my product line—I believe that this increase will ultimately help me continue to create an even higher quality product while still being able to fulfill the increasing demand for Kathy’s Kernels. From the very beginning my mission has been to create the freshest, most innovative, affordable and fun gourmet caramel popcorn that, at the end of the day, puts smiles on peoples faces.
New Pricing Overview
The Good News
You may have noticed the non linear price structure in the new lineup. This means that that when you buy larger bags, you are getting more pop for your buck. For example, for Kathy’s Gourmet flavors, there is now a 20% price break when you order 8oz bags and a 23% break on 12oz bags.
I would like to give a huge shoutout to all of the shops around the stat that are carrying Kathy’s Kernels on their shelves. As I am running entirely on word of mouth marketing, your support has been a priceless asset in getting my product into the hands of countless customers. Thank you again to all of the names listed below:
The Naked Nut Visalia & Oakhurst
Stafford’s Famous Chocolates Porterville & Los Olivos
Embellish & Restore Visalia
Paris Flea Market Visalia
Three Rivers Drug Store Three Rivers
The Looking Glass Visalia
The Medicine Shoppe Visalia
P.S. I Love You Too Visalia
Quality Meats Visalia
Creative Flowers Visalia
Reimer’s Candies Three Rivers, Oakhurst, & Avila
Garden Street Arts & Crafts Studio Visalia
Note: For more information on the locations above, Click Here
Sometimes the classics never die. The top two selling online over the past year were Kathy’s Original, Chocolate Drizzle, and Christmas Time, which will be available again in December.
Again, thank you for your support during this first year of business and I look forward to everything that the future may hold.
Win A FREE 12oz Bag!
For those of you who are still reading, I am running a contest for a FREE 12oz bag of either Kathy’s Original or Chocolate Drizzle. Just make the closest guess to how many pounds of chocolate I purchased from February to December and you will be the lucky winner! You can post your guess in the comments section below.
this is super hard because as a baker I can imagine it has been a lot!
My guess is 623 lbs. wow! Sounds like crazy amount.
Linda, thanks for your guess. Gives everyone a starting point. That is a lot of chocolate lol! But it is lower than 623 lbs.
375 lbs is my wild guess!
That’s a pretty good wild guess Stac. Less than 375. Be sure to check other guesses and my comments to start narrowing it down!
Congrats Kathy on your continued success. I will for sure be making an order in Feb for Valentines day. I’m guessing 225 lbs.
Thanks Sherie. I have appreciated yours and your mom’s order this past year. Would be happy to help you out for Valentine’s Day. Will be doing jars if interested. Good guess. Higher than 225.
Good guess Lori. Less than 346. Keep guessing. We are closing in on it!
My guess is 325. You have the best Carmel corn I have ever tasted and everyone I have shared with loved it too.
Thanks Deborah; I appreciate your business and hope you will still entertaining purchasing Kathy’s Kernels. Wow, good guess. Keep trying. Less than 325.
I’m guessing 263lbs of chocolate – my favorite is the sweet and salty! Starting to crave this stuff. I see a debut on Shark Tank in the near future!
So the chocolate fleur de sel would be your flavor or maybe something a little spicy and sweet? Spicy Cajun?! Would love to get a deal with Mark Cuban and get Kathy’s Kernels in all the pro basketball venues!!! Gotta Believe and dream a little (: Keep guessing…..more than 263!
My guess is 290.
Keep guessing. Higher than 290.
I might as well give it a guess! How about 294 lbs.
Getting closer – higher than 294.
Kathy I’m so happy and proud of your and your business. Wishing you much more success in 2015. And I’m guessing….313 lbs!
Sheri, thank you so much for your encouraging words and for supporting my business in 2014! You are so close Sheri with your guess. A bit higher than 313.
I ordered big for holiday gift giving…best ever!
Thanks, Kathy! Keep up the good work!
My guess: 320 lbs of chocolate.
Thanks for your BIG order and for your gift giving! You are really really close with your guess. Try again and thank you. Happy New Year!
Love the custom order with popcorn in jars!
What could you do for a construction themed birthday party, colors are yellow/black?!
Another guess: Was your chocolate use 317 lbs?
Thanks so much!
Well, we have a winner! Amy Pack – you guessed the correct number of pounds – 317 lbs! I will be in touch with you soon regarding your FREE bag of Kathy’s Kernels and to discuss your themed birthday party.