Actress Scarlett Johansson launched her latest venture in the Marais quarter of Paris on Saturday, a popcorn shop called Yummy Pop. The star was on site with her husband Romain Dauriac, with whom she shares the business, to hand out the gourmet popcorn to adoring – and hungry – fans. Johansson collaborated with Chef Will Horowitz of New York-based restaurant Ducks Eatery to design the kernel flavors, which include truffle, parmesan and sage, Vermont cheddar, and strawberries-and-cream combos. “It has been a dream of mine and my family for several years to bring our favorite American snack to our favorite European City,” Scarlett shared in a statement to the press.
If all this talk of gourmet popcorn has you craving something a cut above the movie-theater variety, here are two Dubai-based shops to satisfy your cravings.
Located in The Dubai Mall and DIFC, Garrett Popcorn offers sweet and savory combinations aplenty. Originally established in Chicago, it serves flavors such as cashew caramel crisp, buttery ranch mixed with buffalo cheese, and almond caramel crisp.
You can thank Deadrick Roland, an avid popcorn lover and the founder of POParazzi’s, for bringing the world ‘Wings ‘n’ Ranch’-flavored popcorn, which became so popular that it was even served at the Emmy’s and voted the best flavored popcorn by the NFL franchise.
For a taste of popcorn history, head to Deira City Center, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Festival City, and Arabian Centre Mall.