About Ray's Kettle Korn
The very first kernel of Ray’s Kettle Korn was sold out of a small tent in 2000. Over the years we have expanded into a trailer and have had the pleasure of setting up at numerous events throughout New England and New York. We’ve met so many wonderful people along the way and have received thousands of fantastic comments about our unique kettle corn recipe. See what some of our customers have had to say.
Our delicious, old-fashioned kettle corn is available in gift bags, party boxes and party favors, which we deliver to homes and businesses for any occasion. We also ship our gift bags to all 50 states.
Around the early 1700's some pioneering farmer got the idea to mix hog lard and an available sweetener (perhaps molasses or honey) with corn kernels in a large cast iron kettle. The kettle was placed over an open fire and stirred with a large wooden paddle. Everyone must have enjoyed watching and listening to all that popping, as long as you weren't the one who had to take that darned hot kettle off the fire. Could be that watching the kettle coming off the fire made for some exciting times too. This original kettle corn was considered a real treat after a hard day of farming or rendering lard from hogs.
Well, some things do change... the lard was replaced by soybean oil, the sweetener was changed to sugar and the wood was replaced by propane. Even the popcorn is now a higher grade. However, some things do remain the same... after a long hard day of work you can still enjoy the delicious flavor of Ray's Kettle Korn... without the inconvenience of dealing with an open fire and having to handle a hot heavy kettle.