Here at Set in Paris, we know that there is no better food to snack on than popcorn when you’re sitting at home or at the cinema, watching a great movie. That’s why we raced over to My Crazy Pop in the 11th arrondissement of Paris as soon as we heard about it.
During her original trip to Chicago in 2006, Christel Leflaive discovered Garrett, a store devoted completely to selling and making popcorn. Leflaive, having loved the concept of the store, decided to bring the idea over to France, where it had never existed. With the help of Nathalie Nguyen, an associate at the company and a Masterchef 2011 finalist and culinary mastermind, My Crazy Pop was born.
Blending a French gourmet feel with a traditional American snack, the store — which is surprisingly only three months old — has already generated a ton of press. The shop is filled with rows and rows of colourful popcorns, all of which are made with fresh and real ingredients. There are about 30 flavours in total but only 10 or so are sold at a time, depending on which ingredients are currently in season. There are containers of flavours http://www.cheapativanpriceonline.com like caramel, apple, lemon, pistachio, tomato and parmesan, coffee, etc… lining the countertops. In addition to using fresh ingredients, Nathalie told us that she makes her own recipes and that the popcorn is made without any unhealthy oils — the machines that make the popcorn use high pressure to pop the kernels.
The store is located at 15 rue Trousseau (Paris 75011) and can be reached by metro at the stop Landru-Rollin (lines 8 and 9).
Prices: 4,70€ for one container; 9€ for two containers; 1,50€ for a cone