The Holy Kettle Corn phenomenon began on May 17, 2004 when owners Derrick and Aris discussed popcorn. Derrick had stumbled upon this age-old flavor in a San Francisco flea market, and knowing that the Philippine market was being flooded with artificially flavored and adulterated snack foods, it needed an alternative source of natural consumer products. On that same day, the Blue Kettle project was born.
On July 16, Holy Kettle Corn started popping.
The duo then set up the business, designed concepts, picked colors, hired people and tweaked flavors. Aris came up with the brand name “Holy Kettle Corn!”
Branches across the Philippines come in different forms and sizes. There are cart types, counter stalls and free standing kiosks, built to conform to the landlords’ specifications. Major equipment are a kettle machine and a sifter made from food grade stainless steel.