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ButterkistButterkist are the geniuses behind the nation’s favourite popcorn. It’s literally the UK’s bestselling popcorn brand, with 40% of the £90 million market, and has spent the last century refining and perfecting its delicious taste. 

Butterkist traces its origins to 1914, when Fred Hoke and James Holcomb invented the revolutionary Butterkist popcorn machine and began selling it to vendors. Even when the Depression was at its worst in the 1920s, Butterkist popcorn was lifting spirits with its exquisite taste and bargain price – only 5 cents a bag. In the 1930s, the brand made its way to the UK, was embraced with open arms by cinema goers, and has since gone on to become the country’s biggest popcorn brand. Along the way, its classic sweet, salted and toffee ranges have been complemented by innovative, all-new flavours, such as salted caramel and hickory BBQ pulled pork. 

Today about 5,000 tonnes of Butterkist popcorn are produced each year for cinemas, supermarkets, independent retailers and sweet shops, and a wide array of scrumptious flavours are available. It celebrated its 100th birthday in 2014 and created the “best ever recipe” for its popcorn, with up to 60% less saturated fat and 80 calories per serving. There has never been a better time to bring Butterkist into your sweet store and capitalise on this mighty and popular brand. 

If you are a small or independent sweet store or food retailer and want to add Butterkist to your range, Hancocks is the place to be. We are the UK’s leading confectionery cash and carry, here to serve your bulk buying needs by offering fantastic discounts on wholesale sweets and chocolate from all of the top brands. We also offer sweet stands, accessories and other exciting extras to make your displays as appealing to customers as possible.


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