479° Popcorn founder Jean Arnold spent several years experimenting with organic popcorn and flavoring it with exotic seasonings inspired by her international upbringing and training at Le Cordon Bleu in London. In the process, she came upon the discovery that 479 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature for popping corn. Jean knew immediately that "479° Popcorn" (four-seventy-nine popcorn) would be name of her company, because it reflects the careful attention to detail that she works hard to incorporate into every single element of the business, from the pristine ingredients to the beautiful packaging to the avid dedication to customer satisfaction.
Yes! We make our popcorn the artisan way - by hand in small batches. It takes longer, but we think you can taste the difference. We pop our kernels in heavy kettles, and toss it while still warm with buttery organic caramel or one of our spice blends. We are ruthless about batches that don't meet our standards - "dud" batches never end up in the hands or mouths of our customers.
We make our popcorn when we get orders for it - and not a minute sooner. Our popcorn is never mass-manufactured or stored in a warehouse. We ship our popcorn out the same day we make it, ensuring that it arrives fresh and delicious every time.
Yes. We only work with farms and suppliers who support sustainable organic farming and fair trade practices. Our organic ingredients come from small family farms in Northern California, and we source locally whenever possible. Our organic butter comes from Straus in Marin; our organic nuts from San Joaquin Valley Farms in Fresno; our organic popcorn from a small family farm in Sacramento that has been growing organic crops since 1945, way before organic became a trend.
To ensure freshness, we begin by making your order when you place it - and not beforehand. Next, we use high quality packaging that provides superior protection from oxygen and moisture. Unopened packages should stay fresh for 4 to 6 months. Once opened, store in an airtight container and consume within a week - that is, if you can resist the temptation to devour every last delicious kernel in a single sitting.
Sorry, we don't provide gift-wrapping services at this time. However, our boxes are beautiful designed, in rich, sophisticated colors that make them perfect for gift-giving. Just add a bow, and you're set!
When you place your order on our website or by phone, you'll be asked to provide your email address. As soon as we process your order, we'll email you an order confirmation receipt. When your package is shipped, FedEx will send you an email with a tracking number, which you can use to track your package via FedEx packaging tracking center. Click here to track your package.
Please go to: Order Status / History page located in Customer Service section of our website. You will be prompted to log in. From this page, you will be able to view a list of recent orders. If you are unable to get the information you need via this page, please email Customer_Service@479popcorn.com or call us at 888.479.YUMM (9866).
If you are unsatisfied for any reason, please contact our customer service department. We will do anything we can to make your experience with 479° Popcorn a pleasant one! We will gladly provide you a full refund, replacement, or exchange for another product. Click here to view our Return Policy. Questions or comments? Email Customer_Service@479popcorn.com or call us at 1.888.479.YUMM. You can also click here to submit your comments online.
Load the items you want to purchase into your Shopping Bag. Go through the checkout process. On the last page of your Shopping Bag, you will see a box labeled “If you have a Promo Code, please enter below” near the bottom of the page. This is where you enter your code. You must click the “Apply to Order” button for any discounts or adjustments to be made to your order. Please note that only one promotion code may be applied per order.
Please go to our Shipping page for more information. Orders shipping Ground leave our San Francisco facility within 48 hours of processing. Orders shipping 2nd Day Air and Next Day Air are shipped within 24 hours of processing.
For orders shipping Ground, click here to view map for an estimate of time in transit. Ground orders may be delivered anywhere from 1 to 7 business days after you place your order, depending on delivery location. Arrival dates via FEDEX Ground are approximate and not guaranteed. If you require a guaranteed delivery date, please ship via 2nd Day Air or Next Day Air. Please remember: FedEx only delivers on business days, so any order received after 10am on a Friday will be processed the following business day. If you need an order to ship or arrive by a specific date, please cal us at 1.888.479.YUMM (9866) to place your order over the phone.
FedEx cannot deliver to Post Office boxes operated by the US Postal Service. However, FedEx does deliver to retail postal service centers such as Mail Boxes Etc; if you use such a center, on the checkout page where you type in your Ship-To address, please do not use the words “PO Box #” and simply replace it with a “#” sign.
FedEx requires a physical delivery address. For most schools, the delivery address is often different than the postal address. Please check with your student's school regarding the proper delivery address and internal routing information for FedEx shipments on campus.
For questions or assistance, call 888-479-YUMM (9866)
479° Popcorn makes gourmet popcorn using premium,
all-natural ingredients. We follow the artisan method of
making popcorn from scratch in small batches. Our flavored
popcorn samplers and popcorn collections are inspired by
exotic flavors from around the globe. Based in San
Francisco, California, 479° Popcorn offers a variety of
uniquely delicious popcorn products: popcorn gifts, gift
cards, corporate popcorn gifts, and gourmet gift ideas.
All of our gourmet popcorn gifts are made with heirloom
organic popcorn that has not been genetically modified.