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We are bringing back the twelve days of Cromer's

07 December, 2016

Stay away from the usual:

12 Drummers Drumming
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

And visit our store or shop online for our twelve awesome days of super discounts!

First, It’s all about Thirst! Enjoy 10% off our old-timey soda foursome (NEHI peach, orange, grape and an RC Cola!)

Second day is for Sweets – 15% off our bulk candy (Fantastic stocking stuffer)

Third Day – Three is for our Threesome and 15% Off one of our coolest gift boxes!

Fourth day – What serves 40 and is delicious? Our bushel of freshly popped buttered popcorn of course! Enjoy 25% off in store and online

Fifth day – Buy two one-pound popcorn bags and get the third one free!!!

Sixth day – It’s taste of Cromer’s Day – A gift basket that has some of our most popular products 20% off

Seventh-day - Online only – 20% off 7ounce bags!

Eight day -  Buy 2 hotdogs and get one free – Is it lunch time yet?

Ninth day -  All about the stuffers: Any of our popcorn and peanut bags 16oz or under 20% off

Tenth day – We will be offering 2-gallon threeway tins at 25% off

Eleventh day - Cream of the crop at 25% off (in store and online), this is the biggest basket in our collection!

Twelfth day - We are going crazy - All Holiday gifts 30% Off

We will be posting daily about our specials to keep you in the loop!

Cromer's at Dutch Square Mall - by Rob Turner

29 August, 2016

Always a fun trip down "memory lane" for me - thinking about Cromer's P-Nuts store at Dutch Square Mall. From the time my parents would park their car, I was ready to run through the Dutch Square Mall parking lot to get inside and go to Cromer's P-Nuts. Walking past the Eckerd Drugs soda fountain & Orange Julius, and making that right turn to walk to Cromer's P-Nuts.

History of Cotton Candy

28 July, 2016

In 1897, Nashville candy makers William Morrison and John C. Wharton invented cotton candy. They invented a device that heated sugar in a spinning bowl that had tiny holes in it. It formed cotton candy and they called it Fairy Floss. As the bowl spun around, the caramelized sugar was forced through the tiny holes, making feathery candy that melts in the mouth.

 

Morrison and Wharton introduced Fairy Floss in the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. They sold a lot of boxes for 25 cents each, which was a lot back then. The term cotton candy began in the US around the 1920s. The UK use the term candy floss.

 

5 Things You Only Find at Cromer's

21 July, 2016

Cromer's has been a tradition in the Columbia area for generations. Here are 5 things that make Cromer's unique:

  1. We're the only place in Columbia with hand-dipped corndogs
  2. We have a bunch of vintage candy (Necco Wafers, Mary Janes, Squirrel Nut Zippers, etc.)
  3. We have the most courteous and dedicated employees. Some have been here over 40 years!
  4. Fresh, hot boiled peanuts
  5. You can rent/buy concession equipment. We also sell everything you need with your rental so it's just a 1-stop shop

Snokones- The Beginning

14 July, 2016

Snokones were invented in 1919 by East Dallas resident Samuel Bert, or "King Sammie" by the locals. He sold his snokones at the State Fair and patented his ice crusher machine the following year when he had a huge success. By the 1950s, he was selling an average of 1 million snokones a year at the state fair. The snokones were served with flavored syrup in a wax cone. 

 

That was how the snokones got their start. Mondays-Thursdays from 4-6 PM we have  $1 snokones. Fridays and Saturdays we give your kid a free snokone when you spend $20 or more.

 

New Coffee Flavors

30 June, 2016

At Cromer’s, we love coming up with new and innovative ways to make our customers happy! So we created more coffee flavors for you to enjoy. 

  1. S’mores Latte- served iced or hot this delicious coffee is made with toasted marshmallow syrup, chocolate, and espresso.
  2. Shamrock Iced Late- made with Irish Cream and Crème de Menthe syrup and espresso. Making sure to remind you of Ireland with ever sip.
  3. Coco Loco Latte- made with Coconut syrup and your choice of white or milk chocolate. It takes you to your own tropical paradise.
  4. The Brexit- made with English Toffee and Vanilla syrup and espresso. It won’t leave you bitter like the UK leaving the EU

Come by Cromer’s today and try them all! We also have an Iced Coffee Happy Hour. From 4pm to 6pm iced coffees are half priced

Prepare for Fourth of July with Cromer’s

23 June, 2016

We have American flags, patriotic popcorn and other treats for the whole family on 4th of July!

 

For a party, consider renting a snokone machine! We all know how hot summer is South Carolina can be, and our machines are a fun alternative to the traditional dessert. Wow your friends and family with red, white, and blue colored snokones.

 

Having a party with a large group? Our bushels of popcorn are a delicious treat for the entire neighborhood! Feed up to 40 people with our large popcorn bushels.

 

Enjoy the holiday with the company of your friends and family!

 

From our nutty family to yours,

 

Cromer's

Meet the Cromerians

16 June, 2016

Kasey Brown

  1. What is your job at Cromer’s?
    • I am the Café Manager
  2. How long have you worked at Cromer’s?
    • I have been here since February of 2015, almost a year and a half
  3. What is the most rewarding thing about working with Cromer’s?
    • What’s most rewarding about working with Cromer’s is seeing the customers happy, especially seeing people that come in again and again. There are people that have been coming here for 50 years and their parents coming here before them. It’s great when people talk about our customer service.
  4. What is your favorite thing about working for Cromer’s?
    • I love my coworkers, production, retail, and upstairs management but still act like a family and everyone knows each other’s names
  5. Anything else you’d like to add?
    • Cheesy-Sweet Monkey Munch is the best popcorn in the world.

 

 

6 reasons to have Cromer’s at your child’s birthday party!

07 June, 2016

 

We have so many fun things down here at Cromer’s. Come give us a visit at 1700 Huger Street! You won’t have to drive around the city to pick up everything you need for a party. We have the snacks, decorations, and entertainment. Planning a birthday party for any age is easy when you only need to make one stop.

 

  1. We rent snokone machines! Let your son or daughter pick their favorite flavors, this gets them involved and guarantees that they will love them. Over 30 flavors to choose from! This summer is going to be a hot one, but this treat keeps kids cool and happy.

 

  1. Balloons, ribbons, and banners! We have a variety of colors for all party decorations!

 

  1. Popcorn bushels will satisfy guests of all ages! Your party guests will love our delicious and fresh-popped popcorn. Kids love it, and adults do too. At only 37 calories per cup, it’s a healthy alternative to potato chips!

 

  1. Our cotton candy. If you’re making goody bags for all the kids, don’t forget this timeless treat!

 

  1. Entertain party guests with a piñata! We have the piñata your child will love and a variety of candy to fill it.

 

  1. Customize your popcorn colors and flavors, as well as our cotton candy. Match party themes all the way down to the snacks!

Where are They Now- Abigail Hollingsworth

31 May, 2016

Abigail graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2016 with a degree in public relations. She has worked at Cromer’s as the marketing intern from May 2015-May 2016. I had the opportunity to talk to her and see what she’s been up to.

  1. Where do you work now?
    • I work at Engineering Design & Testing.
  2. What are your day-to-day responsibilities?
    • I do article writing and layout for the magazine The Stress Point, layout an epistle, which is a 2-4 page book written by the engineers that work at Engineering Design & Testing, email marketing with MailChimp, make graphics, and I do a lot of editing.
  3. How has Cromer’s prepared you for your current job?
    • I learned marketing and business techniques and how to interact professionally with other clients, and email marketing.
  4. What was your favorite thing about working with Cromer’s?
    • I got to be the voice on social media.
  5. What was the most rewarding thing about working for Cromer’s?
    • My big (from my sorority) was my boss, I learned a lot about social media and marketing, the people I worked with were really nice, and I really enjoyed working here
  6. What set Cromer’s apart from other internships/jobs you’ve had?
    • They’re every hands on with learning and teach you. They don’t just throw you out into the wild.
  7. Any final comments you’d like to share?
    • Everyone should work for Cromer’s and should follow them on social media.

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