McCleary was established more than 40 years ago when Eugene Mac McCleary began making caramel corn. His caramel corn used a premium blend caramel that was handmade in single batches in individual copper kettles, the same way old-fashioned candy confectioners make candy. The caramel was then poured over fresh gourmet popcorn. The company still makes caramel corn, sold under the Mac s Copper Kettle brand, in the same way. McCleary s four recipe blends consists of old-fashioned caramel corn, caramel corn with peanuts, gourmet butter toffee corn and holiday blend caramel corn with pecans, the company s original recipe. Along with caramel corn, McCleary offers tortilla chips, cheese puffs, party mixes and other snack foods.