Like many small businesses across the county, COVID had quite the impact on Gold Dust Kettle Corn. Thankfully, the company expanded in operations as well as developing and adding several additional popcorn flavors and sizes of Gourmet Kettle and Popcorn. We now distribute across a five state-area. You are most likely to see our product in your local grocery or convenience store.
What makes our popcorn unique are the large mushroom shaped kernels we use. These large kernels allow for fewer hulls and our flavorful ingredients to be evenly distributed throughout. Mike takes pride in developing each new flavor in-house using all-natural ingredients. We are a peanut-free facility and do have gluten free products available.
Where We Started
Gold Dust Kettle Corn began operations in 2016 and is owned by Mike Lagsding from Grand Island, NE. Mike began the company with one single popcorn flavor, kettle corn. In 2022 we established 1829 LLC making Mike and Rhoda Shurigar partners in the business.
We began selling our kettle corn at events and farmer’s markets. Throughout our travels, we found grocery and convenience stores that wanted to carry our product. Being new to the distribution end of the business, distributors started to become interested in carrying our product in their inventory of products.
Starting out in a one room licensed kitchen with kettle corn and the demand increasing daily, we felt the crunch. We had to limit the events and hire employees. Nerves were on edge to say the least. What a big, but necessary step forward.
All flavors of our corn are popped in small, handmade batches by one of our five employees. It is then bagged and boxed according to each individual order. Our Sales and Marketing Director, Rhoda, is our primary point of contact for orders and receipts, while Mike establishes new accounts and delivers our product. We pride ourselves on being a small, family-owned business that delivers quality products.
We are honored to serve businesses of all sizes and types in delivering a quality product to consumers. We also do custom orders upon request for your fundraising, baby shower, wedding, or company gift-giving needs. Give us a call to see what options are available for your area. No request is too big or too small!
Gold Dust Kettle Corn would not have grown to what it is today without the help of all our amazing customers. We appreciate each one of you.
If for any reason you are not happy with our product, feel free to call the number listed on the website or on the product itself and we will be happy to help.