They used to go to Hersheypark and the York Fair just for the kettle corn.
"We were those crazy people who would leave our driver's license at the gates in Hersheypark, run in for the kettle corn and run back out. And we'd pay the admission fee and parking fee at the York Fair just to go in and get the kettle corn," Jen Robinson said.
She and her parents, Gene and Pat McCorkle, loved kettle corn so much they started their own Hallam-based business, Crazy Corkey's Kettle Corn.
It's the official kettle corn of the York Revolution, and last month the company opened a stand in Central Market.
A ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration will be held for the new business at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Central Market.
In addition to the thousands of baseball fans who visit Santander Stadium, the market allows the business owners to expand its reach to consumers, Robinson said.
Lots of flavors: She and her parents fire up the kettle near third base during every home game the Revs play, selling a variety of their 38 flavors.
Not only do they make traditional kettle corn, they've created several original blends including buffalo-cheddar corn, Old Bay corn, banana split corn and gone crazy corn. The gone crazy corn tastes like Froot Loops and is a hit among adults and kids alike, Robinson said.
Crazy Corkey's Kettle Corn cooks their product with canola oil, sea salt and natural flavors to "keep things as healthy as possible," she said.
The varieties of kettle corn are sold in small bags or larger, refillable buckets that stay fresh for three weeks, Robinson said.
"As customers, we never liked going somewhere and buying a big bag that went stale in a day, so we keep that in mind now that we're selling it ourselves," she said.
Homestands: The refillable buckets will come in handy for Revs fans during some upcoming homestands, Robinson said.
"We're getting ready for a stretch of eight games that begins June 26 and another stretch of seven games that begins July 7. People who go to more than one of those games can buy a bucket at one game and get them refilled at the next game," she said.
The company sold 15 buckets at Saturday's game and business has been good overall, said Gene McCorkle, who started Crazy Corkey's Kettle Corn in August after retiring from the U.S. Postal Service.
"Obviously the rainy days aren't good for us, but it's been an interesting year," he said.
In its second year, the owners hope Crazy Corkey's Kettle Corn can be part of the York Fair. The owners recently submitted an application to be a vendor at the two-week event from Sept. 5 through Sept. 14.
"I'm hoping the fact we're the official kettle corn of the York Revolution will help get us approved," Robinson said.
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