There are two branches of Fisher's Popcorn owned by separate members of the Fisher family. The stores in Delaware, and the wholesale operation is owned by one branch, and this is the website for that company. The Ocean City boardwalk store is owned by the other branch of the Fisher family and their website is www.fisherspopcorn.com
Yes! All of the popcorn you see sold by retailers is made right in our Fenwick and Rehoboth stores. When we're not busy in the off season and during non-peak times in the summer you will often see us packing our popcorn to ship off to retailers. It tastes just as good as it does when you get it at the beach.
No, we like it on Delmarva. We have no intention of going anywhere else. If you have a store somewhere else and you want to sell our popcorn, we'll gladly make our popcorn here, package and ship it to you and you can resell it. Check out our Wholesale Info page for more info.
If we told you, we'd have to kill you. In all seriousness, our Caramel Popcorn is so good because we have a secret family recipe that we strictly adhere to and we take quality control very seriously. We do everything by hand, and we're all humans so it's possible for us to make mistakes, but we pride ourselves on making very very few mistakes. You don't survive in business for 80 years by being flippant with your quality standards.
The official shelf life for an unopened airtight container of our popcorn is 1 year. We've never heard of anyone leaving our popcorn on the shelf that long though. Once it's opened though, the clock starts ticking. Air is the enemy of popcorn and it can go stale quickly, especially in humid environments. As long as you put the lid back on though, you're good to go. Just don't leave it sitting open.
The popcorn we use for our caramel based flavors is all air popped, meaning there is no oil. The popcorn is tumbled in a dry drum over heat until it pops. Our Butter, White Cheddar, and Kettle Corn are all popped in pure coconut oil.
We store and handle peanuts in all of our facilities. We do use separate equipment to make our Caramel Peanut Popcorn, but it is in the same room, and there is risk for cross contamination. Ultimately, it depends on the severity of your allergy. If you're unsure, the safe choice is to stay away unfortunately.
We absolutely do ship to APO and FPO addresses. All of the addresses entered into our website are standardized and validated. This does not always work smoothly for APO and FPO addresses, so we encourage you to call us directly to place your order at 888-436-6388.
We do not offer a military discount directly, but when shipping to APO and FPO addresses, we will send additional popcorn with the order free of charge. This often results in your order being doubled or tripled, it all depends on how much space there is in the box.
We do offer expedited shipping. We only list it on our website during peak shipping times like Christmas because more often than not it is a waste of your money. Orders going via Fedex Ground to anywhere in DE, MD, NJ, most of PA, and most of VA only take 1 business day anyway, so paying 5x the price for overnight shipping is a waste. That said if your situation requires expedited shipping, we will be glad to accommodate you, simply call us to place your order at 888-436-6388.
We are a semi-seasonal operation. From May to October, we operate every day. During this time we generally ship orders within 1-2 days. In the off season, we only operate on the weekends. During this time, we ship orders Fridays and Mondays. If you order during the week, your order will ship on Friday. If you order on the weekend, your order will ship on Monday. If you order Monday, your order won't ship until the following Friday. We don't actually operate on Mondays in the off season, but that's the day that shipping companies pick up. All of the orders that ship on Mondays must be received by 12pm on Sunday.
Yes! We encourage people to bring back their containers to be refilled. We discount your refill by the cost of the container, which is $1.00 for the tubs, and a varying amount for the tins. This helps save plastic and consequently the environment. We only ask that you bring back a CLEAN container. Our tubs are dishwasher safe so don't be afraid to put them in one.
Yes, but it's unlikely to be necessary. 99.9% of our orders can be prepared by us in less than 2 minutes. Unless you are planning on purchasing dozens of tubs, you will spend less time waiting for your order to be filled than you will spend on the phone placing your order before you arrive.