Pittsburgh Week: Pittsburgh Popcorn

Helllo Monday!  I am so excited for this week’s posts because it’s officially Pittsburgh week on Afternoon Espresso! I had the opportunity to work with the lovely Samantha May Photography, and I’ve rounded up my favorites here in Pittsburgh from snacks to restaurants (and even my gym)!  All of the places this week are ones you can absolutely find me at on the regular.  There are so many things I love about living in Pittsburgh, and I just really wanted to share some of those with all of you.  I hope you enjoy a little piece of my home this week:  Pittsburgh!


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First up on the list of “must visits” is the Pittsburgh Popcorn Company.  Popcorn is my absolute favorite snack to eat!!  I could probably eat it every day to be honest.  I’ll even admit, sometimes I go to the movies just to eat popcorn!  It’s a win-win – Joey loves going to the movies and I love popcorn!  Back to popcorn… I love that you can make it sweet or salty or even both. The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company satisfies all of these cravings and even adds a delightfully quirky touch by offering flavors such as turkey stuffing around Thanksgiving, dill pickle, or my ultimate favorite: spicy bacon cheddar!  My mouth is watering right now!    May_20150313_4950,Pittsburgh Week, Pittsburgh Popcorn, Favorites

The standard flavors at each location are caramel, kettle corn, Wisconsin cheddar, butter, and peanut butter.  You can get wild and do a little Chi-town combo of the cheddar and caramel, too!  The most exciting part is the flavor of the week options.  Each week the Pittsburgh Popcorn Company has new flavors of the week they post online.  I am always eager to try what combination they come up with!  I just took  a look at the upcoming ones–Cinnamon toast, smashed oreo, chocolate waffle cone and jalepeno?!! Yummmmmmm!!!May_20150313_4954,Pittsburgh Week, Pittsburgh Popcorn, Favorites

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You can’t have popcorn without hot butter to be drenched all over it.  (Nope, this is not part of my KHSPRINGCHALLENGE, but you have to live a little.)
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Not sure about a flavor?  You can sample anything you want!
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The Wisconsin Cheddar is the cheesiest, most flavorful cheddar I’ve ever had.  You know when you are eating chips or other popcorn and you just really wish it had more flavoring? You can see by my orange fingers you’ll be in pure cheesy bliss!  Don’t judge me, but yes I lick every finger after I’m finished with my bag.  Of course I sanitize afterward. 😉  May_20150313_5112-Edit

May_20150313_5118-EditJ.Crew Shirt (extra 30% off sale price) | Zara Jeans | Ninewest Pumps (similar) | Forever 21 Scarf | Forever 21 Midi Rings | Premier Jewelry  Spoon Ring | Michele Watch | Tiffany and Co. Bracelet (similar) | Celine Bag (similar)

Now that I’ve made you hungry and ready for some popcorn,  I guess you have to make a trip to Pittsburgh to visit me! Hahaha actually, you can order online here.  They offer wholesale and tins, as well as wedding favors!  I actually had a popcorn bar at Joey’s graduation party and it was a complete hit!  Everyone went crazy over it.  I was hoping for leftovers, but the containers were empty.  I also used them as favors for my friend Valerie’s  baby shower.  Val is obsessed just like me- when she comes to visit it’s number 1 on the go-to list!

**Photos by Samantha May**