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
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.