Raise your hand if you love popcorn. OK, raise your hand if you like popcorn blended together with marshmallow…or blended with REAL South Dakota honey…or how about marshmallow caramel blended together into a taste bud pleasing popcorn ball? If your hand is still raised then you need to try a Kimball Popcorn Ball made right here in Kimball, South Dakota. Now, slowly lower your raised hand and click here to visit the Kimball Popcorn Ball website to order your Popcorn Ball now! 🙂

There is a legend that the popcorn ball is a product of the Nebraska weather. It supposedly invented itself during the “Year of the Striped Weather” which came between the years of the “Big Rain” and the “Great Heat” where the weather was both hot and rainy. There was a mile strip of scorching sunshine and then a mile strip of rain. On one farm, there were both kinds of weather. The sun shone on this cornfield until the corn began to pop, while the rain washed the syrup out of the sugarcane. The field was on a hill and the cornfield was in a valley. They syrup flowed down the hill into the popped corn and rolled it into great balls with some of them hundreds of feet high and looked like big tennis balls at a distance. You never see any of them now because the grasshoppers ate them all up in one day on July 21, 1874.

(from American Eats, by Nelson Algren, published by University of Iowa Press, 1992)

We wanted to demonstrate that arguably the best popcorn balls are made right here in the heart of small-town America – Kimball, South Dakota. Our unique recipe has evolved into two deliciously inviting variations: original and honey (made with South Dakota honey).

Kimball Popcorn Ball Fan:

“We recently traveled through South Dakota and picked up one of your popcorn balls at a gas station on the way through…..YUM!! We live in Minnesota and I was wondering if there is anyone close to us that sells your product? If not, is there any place to order online? If this service is not currently available, you should consider starting it, for those of us that live out in the boonies!! Thank you, in advance, for any help you can give me concerning this matter. I look forward to having another one of your tasty treats soon and would also like to give them as Christmas gifts to friends and family”.

Laurel from Minnesota