by Jennifer Yarbrough
Hop on your bike, meet up with the neighborhood kids at the end of your street and head on down to the corner store. Pedal as fast as you can to be the first one there so you have first dibs on the fireballs in the big jar, or first crack at the Orange Soda in the cooler. Ah, memories of summers gone by. Thanks to The Poppin Box in Bartram Walk, you can re-live those summer memories and make some new ones with your kids or friends! The Poppin Box is part candy store, part popcorn emporium, part giftbasket headquarters and all fun. Owners Jim and Christine Espinosa have worked hard to ensure that the store is stocked full of delicious, high quality candies, all showcased in old-fashioned glass jars. They have also created over 70 flavors of popcorn, both savory and sweet that are made fresh in-store. Their friendly staff will let you sample popcorn before you buy—take advantage of this and taste outside your comfort zone, you might surprise yourself! They have the basics—butter, cheese, caramel, but they also offer Key Lime Pie, Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt, or Fruity Loops, guaranteed to pique your taste buds! Wanna try a flavor combo not on the menu—they’ll take your request! In fact, one of their most popular flavors—beer cheese, was a customer request that’s now on the menu!
In addition to candy and popcorn, they offer bottled sodas, Claude’s popsicles, gourmet teas and more. Any of the items they sell can be assembled into custom gift baskets or promotional packages for your local business. They also host children’s Birthday Parties, what a unique experience!
The future looks sweet at the Poppin Box, as they will soon be adding fudge to the menu. They are also excited about their new “Food Trailer,” that will bring the popcorn to you at community and private events around the area.
What are you waiting for? Pop in today and take a sweet trip down memory lane.
The Poppin Box
116 Bartram Oaks Walk #102, St. Johns, FL 32259
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