What's a handshelling tool?

Kickstarter Funding Update

Thanks everyone for your support of Free Day Popcorn Popping Ears on Kickstarter! Our first week live is in the books!

To date, we have:

  • 13 backers

  • $448 pledged to our goal of $6,500!

  • 22 days left to make our goal!

We still have a ways to go and appreciate your help in sharing this project with your friends and family. Word-of-mouth is our best chance to make or break this Kickstarter goal. We've been busy submitting ads and news releases to media and several local papers will publishing news about Free Day Popcorn to let even more people know about this project!

 

While the Kickstarter's been live, we've been busy behind the scenes. Stacey's been getting price quotes on packaging and printing costs. Nate has been taking a preliminary look at some shrink wrapping machines to be prepared to purchase at the end of a successful Kickstarter on August 31! He's also been busy on the farm taking care of the popcorn. We had 1.5 inches of rain over the weekend which was a welcome drink to help the Popping Ears mature and fill out.

What's a hand shelling tool?

If your reward category includes a "hand shelling tool", you may be wondering exactly what it is and how it is used. A hand shelling tool or a hand sheller is an aluminum tool that easily allows you to shell (remove) mature popcorn kernels from the ear. You place the pointed end of the Popping Ear in the widest part of the tool and twist to remove the kernels. You can then pop the kernels using your favorite popping method (air popper, oil popper, stovetop, etc.). Using the hand sheller is a fun and easy way to remove the popcorn kernels if you don't wish to pop on the ear in the microwave.

 popcorn hand sheller removes kernels from the ear

 

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