Frequently Asked Questions

We've been asked almost every question over our 85+ year history. Here are answers to some of the questions we get asked the most.

Company Info


Why are there two websites for Fisher's Popcorn?

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


I see Fisher's Popcorn in the grocery store. Is that the same stuff you sell here?

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.


Can I open a Fisher's Popcorn Franchise?

No, Fisher's Popcorn is a family owned business. All locations are family owned. There are no franchises and there will be no franchises.


Will you open a store in New Jersey / Virginia / Baltimore / DC / my favorite town?

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.

Product Info


Why is your popcorn so good?

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.


Is Fisher's Popcorn Gluten Free?

Everything we sell is gluten free. There is no gluten inherent in corn, and none of our other ingredients contain gluten.


Why did you decide to make Fisher's Popcorn gluten free?

Our popcorn has been gluten free since 1937. We were gluten free before it was hip.


How long will my popcorn stay fresh?

The official shelf life for an unopened airtight container of our caramel 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. Our lighter flavors like butter, kettle corn, or any flavor that contains white cheddar has a shelf life of 6 months.


In what type of oil do you pop your corn?

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.


Can I eat Fisher's Popcorn if I have a peanut allergy?

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.


What are the ingredients in Fisher's Popcorn?

Caramel Popcorn - Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, Popcorn, Butter (cream, salt), Salt

Caramel Peanut Popcorn - Brown Sugar, Roasted Peanuts, Corn Syrup, Popcorn, Butter (cream, salt), Salt, Soybean Oil

OLD BAY Seasoned Caramel Popcorn - Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, Popcorn, Butter (cream, salt), Salt, Spices (OLD BAY Seasoning)

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Popcorn - Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, Popcorn, Butter (Cream, Salt), Salt, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Allspice, Sulfiting Agents

Caramel Popcorn Dusted with White Cheddar - Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, Popcorn, Butter (cream, salt), Salt, Coconut Oil, Cheddar Cheese (pasteurized milk, salt, annatto extract, culture, enzymes), Whey, Cream, Buttermilk, Non Fat Milk, Salt, Lactic Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Disodium Inosinate and Guanylate, Tocopherols, and Ascorbyl Palmitate

White Cheddar Popcorn - Popcorn, Cheddar Cheese (pasteurized milk, salt, annatto extract, culture, enzymes), Butter (cream, water, salt), Whey, Cream, Buttermilk, Non Fat Milk, Salt, Lactic Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Disodium Inosinate and Guanylate, Tocopherols, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Coconut Oil

Butter Flavored Popcorn - Popcorn, Popcorn Seasoning (Salt, FD and C Yellow 5 (E102) Natural Flavors, Identity Preserved Maltodextrin (E1400), Modified Corn Starch from Non-GMO Waxy Maize (E1401), FD and C Yellow 6), Coconut Oil

Kettle Corn - Popcorn, Sugar, Coconut Oil, Salt

Order/Shipping Info


Do you ship to APO/FPO Addresses?

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.


Do you offer a military discount?

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.


Do you offer expedited or overnight shipping?

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.


When will my order ship?

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. During the month of December we ship every day.     The remainder of the year, 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.


What is your return policy?

We do not accept returns. If you're unsatisfied with your order, don't hesitate to contact us at 888-436-6388. We will be sure to address any unsatisfactory popcorn.


How do I add a message to my order?

There is a field on the shopping cart slide out window where you may add a gift message to your order.

Location Info


Where are your beach locations?

We have a location in each of the beach towns on Delmarva. From North to South, there are Fisher's Popcorn locations in Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City.


Can I bring my tub or can back to your store to be refilled?

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.


Can I call in a pick up order?

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.