Great Northern Popcorn Original Popcorn, 12.5 Pound

4097 GNP Original 12.5 Pound Features: -Popcorn.-Individually selected for their superior expansion qualities and tender flakes.-Perfect for those looking for the value of a bulk purchase.-Recommended cooking instructions: Always use three parts corn to one part oil.-Packaged in a moisture proof bag for maximum freshness.-GNP corn is an industry leader and our corn yields the largest, fluffiest, and most tender popcorn available without a prescription. Color and Finish: -Color: Yellow. Dimensions: -12 inch H x 6 inch W x 12 inch D, 14 pounds

Quick facts

  • Premium Gourmet Yellow popcorn kernels individually selected for their superior expansion qualities and tender flakes
  • Perfect for those looking for the value of a bulk purchase.
  • Recommended Cooking Instructions: Always use three parts corn to one part oil.
  • Packaged in a moisture proof bag for maximum freshness.
  • GNP corn is an industry leader and our corn yields the largest, fluffiest, and most tender popcorn available without a prescription.

Top reviews

popcorn is popcorn to a great extent

Pretty good popcorn – but not “knock your socks” off popcorn. This is a fully acceptable product the pops well in a hot air unit. 12.5 pounds is a great deal of popcorn – be prepared to share with friends and neighbors – to be used before the moisture dries up to a point that it no longer pops well.
MartinaLa Salle, MI

Great popcorn,even better customer service!

Great Northern Popcorn is the best. We have used this popcorn both on the stove top and in our popcorn machine, it can’t be beat! Even better is the customer service at Discount Tommy! They stand behind absolutely everything they sell!
BertramStreetman, TX

Great Value, Quality just So-So

This popcorn is OK, not great. Works fine in my air popper, but it’s a little “chewy”… don’t know if that means it’s been sitting around a while or what. Again – not horrible, but not the best popcorn I’ve ever had.
CatalinaBerrien Center, MI

Great popcorn great price.

I wan’t sure about the quality so I was taking a chance. This time it was a great investment. Really good quality popcorn. Highly recommend.
CatheyHudson, WI

Best Popcorn sold

If you are looking for some great popcorn, then this is the popcorn for you.
It don’t get any better than this.
The 12.5lb bag is great to share with family, get it while you can.
MarcyKillona, LA

Tasted like it was very old … nothing special

Tasted like it was very old.
When I get home I will check to see if there was a “use by date”.

I will return since it was a 12.5 pound bag … or I may use as bird seed etc.

When I came back online to write this review, I see the message to signup when this product becomes available again.

This suggest that yes I got the last bag and it was very old.

UPDATE the next day …
The popcorn bag had an “use by date” MAY 2012
That is four months from now.
I’m not sure, but I read somewhere (could be wrong here) that the window on popcorn kernels is 3 years from date of packaged. Feel free to correct this if you know this is incorrect.

Amazon will refund and emailed shipping label for return. (Thanks Amazon)

FilibertoAlamosa, CO

A huge bag of popcorn!

Ever since I got new popcorn maker, I have been trying out all sorts of new types of popcorn. I am a fan of the small, ladyfinger types (pop small but big on flavor)

First off, the box that this came in was very heavy, not expecting it to weigh that much. They come in one big plastic bag, and my initial problem was that after opening, what to do with the remaining 12 pounds or so to store it.

I did find a big pickle jar, and most of the bag is in there. It is going to take me a good part of a year to go thru all of this.

The pops are huge, and there is some flavor, better than other big pops popcorn. But over all the flavor lacks as compared to the ladyfinger.

This would be better for a movie theatre or somebody that makes a lot of popcorn on a daily basis, like in a car dealership waiting room.

Not really good for the individual who loves popcorn. Unless you really love popcorn.

ShanaeAinsworth, NE

came open second time – stale – will not buy again

first time: I ordered this on a whim and so far it has worked out. I have made it in both the air popper and the presto microwave popper and both come out fine. I won’t say it is the BEST I have even had but I bought some GV at WM that was pretty bad and had to use it up. Other GV I had bought before wasn’t as bad as this last batch. This is SO much better than that or at least the first bag was.

I keep my popcorn in the freezer in a sealed container. It lasts longer that way – we did it as kids growing up and I have continued to do it. So when I got the big bag, I put some in a couple of ziploc bags and put the rest in the Rubbermaid container I keep in the freezer door. I keep a 3 T measuring cup by it and that amount works well fin the microwave popper.

Getting 50 lbs at once would be too much for my limited freezer space. I will stick to this size bag or smaller.

I ordered this a second time – it came open – slit on the seal of the bag. The second bag was STALE so who knows how long it had been open. Amazon did refund my money for the slit open bag. The popcorn was BAD and ended up being tossed.

I won’t be buying this again.

IveyOrtonville, MI

great popcorn

This popcorn is cheaper than generic at the store, but pops as good or better than Reddenbacher. After doing 5 pans, I am still having to take it off the burner early because the lid is an inch over the pan! I’m adding too many kernels out of habit. The oil I have been using is Wabash Valley Farms Real Theater Popcorn Popping Oil, 16-Ounce Jars (Pack of 3) It’s super yummy!
TandraElgin, OR

Hellza’ poppin’

This is a really good popcorn. All but a very few kernels pop per batch in my handy dandy Presto air popper. I recommend this brand to anyone except my grandmother who has false teeth. It is a lot to mull over.
LenardGeneva, ID

Just like the movies

This popcorn is awesome. It pops perfectly with very few kernels left unpoped. Add butter flavored salt, and it taste just like movie theater popcorn and is so addicting that I eat it almost every night. There is so much in the bag that it will take me a while to get through it, but that means I wont have to worry about running out anytime soon.

When doing this on the stove in a covered pot (cover slightly tilted to let steam out), the secret is to heat the oil (3 Tbls) with just a few kernels, and I also sprinkle the butter flavored salt on the oil (about a cap full) before the oil gets hot. When those kernels start to pop telling you the oil is hot enough, turn off the heat and add the rest of the kernels (1/4 cup), cover and count to 30. Letting them sit for 30 seconds in the hot oil with the heat off will pre-heat them to pop more consistently. After the 30, turn the heat back on and once they start to pop, shake the pop occationally to keep the unpoped kernels on the bottom until you hear very few pops, and its done. You’ll love it. Only add salt to the hot oil and not other flavored seasoning. Most will burn in the oil so it best to add those to the popcorn after.

FernandoMountainhome, PA

A big bag of clean, high quality popcorn.

What a great experience! Never purchased so much popcorn before. I was amazed to receive a 17″ x 8″ x 3″ thick bag of popcorn for the low price I paid. Soooo much better than grocery store popcorn – I never thought about bulk popcorn before. It is washed and clean. I use a high power air popper which delivers big pops of corn. Olive oil and sea salt completes the taste I like. Two thumbs & two big toes up on the Great Northern 12.5 pounder!
HarlandMaumee, OH

Great taste and non GMO

I love this popcorn! It was important to my family that we went to air popped popcorn to be more healthy and we wanted a non GMO corn to use. This was a great price, tastes great, and is everything we were looking for! Thanks!
BereniceTurkey Creek, LA

Best Deal On Popcorn

I bought this as a gift for my father. We’re both crazy for popcorn and we agree that it is better than any other popcorn we’ve bought yet. If you eat a lot of popcorn, you’d be crazy not to buy this at a price this cheap. However, do be prepared to have a few large containers on hand to store the popcorn after you open the bag.
BellaMeeker, OK

Best Popcorn to-date!

I too experienced a little hiccup with my first batch of Great Northern Premium popped corn, however, it turned out to be me “undercooking” it that made it taste chewy an unappetizing. I started my first 1/3 cup batch at 2.30 minutes, trying not to burn it, however, with my second and all subsequent batches, I am using a Nordic Ware popping bowl (Nordic Ware 60120 Microwaver Popcorn Popper 12 Cup also bought here on in our 1000W microwave at 3.05 minutes and it has come out consistently crisp, light and full of flavor each and every time with no burning. Furthermore, I have almost NO kernels left in the bottom of the bowl. The Nordic Ware bowl allows you to cook without the need for oils of any kind, a plus for the health-conscience. To top it off, a little I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter 0 calorie spray a few times on top with a light sprinkle of sea salt, a brisk shake to stir it in and you will have the most flavorful, guilt-free movie-time treat, period! I love this stuff – we are eating two bowls a night, so the size of the bag does not scare us. I would recommend moving the kernels to an airtight container however, to keep them fresh. Great Northern, if you are reading this, a resealable bag would be a nice touch to keep the large bag sealed… Other than that, keep making flawless popcorn kernels, thanks!
RosalinaEdgerton, WI

make great popcorn – just seal it to keep fresh

My wife and I always loved popcorn, but we are officially popcorn junkies now, thanks to the Whirley-Pop and good, cheap kernels bought in bulk (like Great Northern Premium Yellow Gourmet Popcorn 12.5 Pounds). We make popcorn about 2-3 times per week (when watching Castle: The Complete First Season or Psych: The Complete First Season), and we’ve found the best way to make it like movie theater popcorn without spending a fortune on coconut oil (like Paragon Coconut Popcorn Popping Oil (Gallon)).

For 1/2 cup of unpopped kernels, use 1 tsp of salt, 1/2 Tblsp of corn oil and 2 or 3 Tblsp of margarine, cut into ~1/2 Tblsp chunks for quicker melting (we prefer Imperial margarine – to us, it tastes the most like real butter). Put the oil and margarine in at the same time, but leave the top open while you crank the handle (this is to let most of the water from the margarine evaporate and escape, and avoids condensation dripping back down and cooling off the oil/margarine mix once the popcorn is added). Once the margarine is melted and a fair amount of water vapor has escaped (about 30 seconds after the margarine has completely melted), dump the popcorn and salt into the Whirley-Pop and close the top. Pop as usual. (Note: 1 whole tsp of salt may seem excessive, but about half will remain on the bottom and sides of the popper when finished.)

Just make sure you keep these kernals sealed up tight (with maybe a drop of water, to keep it from drying out) to keep them fresh.

I hope you find this method helpful.

LavelleRiley, IN

Great stuff!

This is excellent popcorn! The kernels pop up huge and fluffy. All the kernels pop. Excellent value. We’ll reorder. Thank you so much!
TawnyNorris, MT


I’ve been looking for good popcorn that doesn’t cost 4 arms and a leg like that Orville brand… this really did the trick. Much better than any similarly priced popcorn I’ve tried from grocery stores.
RandalSaint George, GA

Delicious Popcorn

Tastes great – easier to manage size bags for older ones. Love the ease of ordering and receiving at my door. Highly recommend!
HuiMiles, IA


Didnt expect this to last so long, but damn, this will last you forever. Good popcorn, havent had a chance to try a diff brand yet lol.
JackelineVanzant, MO

Good popcorn at a good price

I bought a Great Northern kettle popcorn machine and have been trying different brands/types of popcorn in it: standard store popcorn, Orville R., Fireworks, Trader Joe’s Organic, white, yellow, etc. Decided to try the Great Northern 12.5 lb. bag of yellow corn. It arrived quickly from Wayfair with no issues other than a small tear in the bag that dropped a handful of kernels into the shipping box. Dumped the bag into three large freezer bags (which I had planned to do anyway) and put a cup of corn into the kettle. Popped quickly, with very large kernels, very few old maids, quite tasty. So far, I think this is the best I’ve tried. And the price is very reasonable.
MarylouiseGlen Spey, NY

Pops alot!

We’ve tried different brands with our stovetop popper and often ended up with only half of the kernels popping. Great Northern tastes great and almost all of the kernels pop.
DesireMaggie Valley, NC

Bought this to accompany popcorn maker

I usually buy popcorn in bulk from our grocery store. It pops better than the grocery stores variety.

I can’t tell if tastes better than the grocery store variety, but it pops larger than that variety.

DremaWaldo, AR

popcorn very good, bag is definitely bulk

Popcorn came out great but be prepared to store in another container. used with Air-popper. Some say White popcorn is better but this was fine. Good bargain!
HeatherDundee, IA

Very Good Popcorn

Arrived in very good time. Very Good Popcorn. excellent value. Pops aggressively however in does not pop all the kernels. Having said that in a half cup of corn about 12 – 15 kernels remained unpopped. It is still a significant savings over store bought, even store brand, and equal to Orville’s brand in quality and taste. First Rate!
ChesterSouth Fallsburg, NY


DevoraMarmarth, ND


We ordered this popcorn thinking it was really movie theater popcorn. We were expecting large kernels, not too much hulls and a lot of flavor. This corn is small and pops up small, has more hulls than usual, and is just ok on taste. A local farm in our area grows much better popcorn.
HipolitoJoseph, UT

The BEST popcorn ever

This is the best popcorn; everyone in our family loves it. I just ordered the 50 pound bag because my kids do not want to be without it. The kernels are big, fluffy and delicious!
VeroniqueHull, IA

Great Northern Premium Yellow Gourmet Popcorn 12.5 Pounds

I bought an air popper at walmart for cheap and needed some popcorn kernels. I originally brought walmarts 2 or 3 pound bag of popcorn kernels, but I go thought popcorn like water, so I decided to buy a larger bag. I get about 95% popcorn popage with this brand. T
MyrnaFoley, MO

Lots of pops

This is a huge bag of kernels for at home use. I didn’t realize how much corn that would be but it has a long shelf life and there was plenty to share with family members. We have enjoyed it very much, fresh and pops well.
DerickLunenburg, VT