Our Story: 
 

Our Gourmet Kettle Corn is based on a secret recipe that has been passed down for over three generations. The original business began in 2006 as a small one tent stand that sold our "secret recipe" Kettle Corn at special events, wine festivals and farmer's markets all over New Mexico.

​We quickly gained a loyal following that became almost cult-like as people from every walk of life waited in long lines, occasionally in the rain, for this healthy treat.

Over the years we were thrilled to see the growing demand for our product and began exploring ideas for opening a store. 

Our dream is now a reality as Korn Patch opened its first location on the corner of Phoenix and 2nd Street NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2019.

Due to this tremendous growth, we have partnered with various Stores and Shops around New Mexico to have our Korn Patch products on their shelves. The locations are listed on our home page.

We pop on-site and at various festivals, markets, and events in New Mexico. Hire us to pop at your special events. Corporate or residential, nothing too big or small!

Korn Patch Kettle Corn

Home of the Biscochito Cookie Corn

 Freedom 4th Show in ABQ,NM 2006

Kettle Corn History

           First introduced to the United States in the 18th century by Dutch settlers making sweet-and-salty popcorn in their iron fireplace kettles—hence “kettle corn”.  First made as a cheap, easy to make treat for family and special occasions.  Kettle corn was widely popular in the early 19th century but fell from wide usage during the 20th century. In the early 21st century, kettle corn made a comeback in America, especially at 19th-century living history events.

 

Many of our competitors pop a batch of plain popped corn which they then sweeten with sugar, honey or other flavored toppings before adding salt. This method does not retain the traditional kettle corn crunch and flavor.  Recipes for homemade kettle corn are available online, and microwave popcorn versions are sold at many grocery stores. Most microwave oven varieties of kettle corn do not contain sugar, since sugar tends to burn in a microwave, so they replace the sugar with artificial sweeteners. These substitutes can have the sweet and salty flavor of kettle corn but not the same texture, which comes from the crunchy sugar crust of kettle corn made from scratch.

 

Can you tell the difference between a steak cooked over an open flame and one cooked in an oven? So can our customers.  All of our products are made by hand in an open 160 quart stainless steel kettle with an open flame underneath.  Using only simple ingredients (corn oil, raw corn, pure sugar and salt)*; this process takes longer, requires constant attention and stirring but produces a product with a noticeably sweet crust, just a hint of salt and is very addicting.  Don’t worry we can make as much as you need.

 

Come enjoy a free sample during our next event or stop at our kiosk location in the Cottonwood Mall to see for yourself how and why Korn Patch pops the best kettle corn throughout Southwest.

What people are saying about us!

“This is the best kettle corn I have ever had! The Biscochito flavor is my all time favorite!!!"

Amanda Polk. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Best kettle corn I have ever had!!! And the coffee is off the chain!!! 5 stars!!!!!!!!!"

Stephen Thibodeaux. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Their kettle corn is to die for!!!!"

Erica Gunnerson. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"Love Korn Patch Kettle Corn popcorn!!!! Delicious flavors! I highly recommend trying this popcorn"

Kimberly Anthony Klein. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"Very friendly owners and delicious popcorn..My family and friends back in CT will be delighted this Christmas! I picked up a big order today of their famous Biscochito Popcorn, and my car smells delicious 😃."

Angie Rylie. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"I love family run businesses and I love it even more when they sell me sweets. I highly recommend this place and their kicken kettle corn which is sweet with a kick!"

Trying to support as many local businesses as possible for Christmas gifts this year, and this is our favorite product so far! The bischochito popcorn blew me away with how accurate the flavor is to the cookie and the salted caramel was amazing.

Brittany McDaniel. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"Got a bag from Cottonwood Mall today! Let’s just say I’m addicted now! Super yummy kettle Corn!"

Natasha Romero. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Really good popcorn 🍿 and great prices don’t waist your money at your local grocery store come here !"

Alisha Najar. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Absolutely love this popcorn! Was introduced a work event. A must try if you’re a popcorn lover! Cannot beat the quality and taste for the price. Great for gift additions or a popcorn movie night! Will be back again. Did not find a flavor I didn’t love. Red Chile and Biscochito are my go to’s for a little NM flavor!"

Leesh C. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Hands down the absolute best popcorn you will EVER eat. I have been eating the biscochito popcorn for years but word of warning; after tasting this, it will ruin all other types of popcorn to you. Great staff, locally owned with options any native New Mexican would enjoy!"

Isaac C'De Baca. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Yasmine Alday. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

All reviews were pulled from our FB page and Google