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Lifestyle – April 6, 2010

Hurricane Popcorn

Photo: David Croxford

For many locals, a movie or a sporting event wouldn’t be complete without Hurricane Popcorn. The combination of nori, liquid butter, arare and popcorn has been a local favorite ever since the Hawaii Popcorn Co. began as a pushcart in Kaneohe’s Windward Mall almost 19 years ago.

Owner Mark Doo says the company offers four versions: pre-popped, microwaveable, toppings (everything but the popcorn) and one only sold to theaters.

“We actually owe the creation of Hurricane Popcorn to our customers. At the pushcart, a variety of flavors could be mixed to order. Customers began asking to mix arare, nori and butter. One of our employees came up with the name Hurricane and that’s how it all began.”

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