What is Gourmet Popcorn? To begin with, the soil is exceptionally defined which winds up creating a more chewy surface instead of the light and cushioned taste of consistent popcorn. Gourmet Popcorn is a special kind of popcorn. Gourmet cheddar popcorn refers to the type of corn used. Gourmet popped corn refers to the flavorings you add to the popcorn once it has been cooked.