Best popcorn made
in America.

Our Story

Great American Popcorn Company is a family owned business specializing in handcrafted confections for over 24 years. We pride ourselves in using the best non-GMO corn, sourced entirely from American Family Farms. We know you’ll taste the difference.

Originating in Historic Downtown Galena, Illinois you will find us poppin’ all day, every day in our bustling town of rolling hills & abundant charm. Great American Popcorn Company was founded by David & Catherine Lewis in August 1994. After 24 years of successful business, David, Catherine & their two children, Victoria Manley & Zachary Lewis, vow to keep the traditions of quality ingredients, high standards of customer service & mind blowing flavors to all their handmade products that kicked off their popularity all those years ago. This popcorn family never gets tired of seeing our fun business continue to grow & expand into new areas of the popcorn industry.

Made in small batches with only the highest quality ingredients, our main goal is to ensure we only create the finest & tastiest products in the industry. With over 350 popcorn flavors under our belt, there isn’t anything we haven’t tried to turn into a delectable popcorn flavor! Gourmet popcorn, handmade fudge & chocolates, Salt Water Taffy, super-premium ice cream & a variety of candies; we’re sure to have something for everyone. As Dave always says, “You got a vice, we got a fix!”

August 1994 Our very first location was opened at The Galena Square next to Dick's Supermarket, now Piggly Wiggly, with a satellite location located in the Desoto House Hotel. When a location on Main Street opened up we decided to consolidate to one store & make the move.

June 1995 311 S. Main street was our new home. With a larger main street location we were not only able to expand our variety of popcorn flavors, but we had the hussle and bussle of the downtown tourism. We were fortunate enough to be able to expand our offerings to our customers and started making homemade chocolates, caramel apples & sell a variety of candies and ice cream.

April 2000 Time for another move to a much larger location, closer to the center of the downtown strip. 205 S. Main Street was a wonderful move for us that allowed us to expand our selections & creativity even more!

April 2009 After 9 years we decided to move to our current location at 110 S. Main Street! Now we are in the heart of Main Street, enticing all those walking downtown with the lure of our sweet caramel corn smells wafting through the air. We dare you to resist the temptation!

September 2017 Due to an ever growing online presence we were able to open our brand new off-site production center to specifically cater to our online customers, fundraising events & wholesale clients. Our downtown Galena location still makes all of our popcorns, handmade fudge & chocolates in house, all day, everyday. To say we’re blessed would be an understatement!


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