While some might think of us at Poppy as popcorn experts, truth is —
when we started out, all we knew was that we loved popcorn and we thought it could bring lots of joy and happiness to people.
Poppy was created for one simple reason. Ginger, as a single Mom, needed more flexibility to spend time with her two young kids. She also saw an opportunity to create a better future for herself and her family. As Poppy continues to grow, Ginger is able to show her kids (and others) that with hard work and a clear vision, anything is possible.
With a small budget and a strong worth ethic, in 2014 Poppy opened as a small retail shop in Asheville, NC. Her mission was clear: use real ingredients, only create flavors that are different from anything else you can find and make it fun. After all, it’s just popcorn. Little did she know just how quickly the small Asheville community of artisans, musicians and adventurers would fall in love with Poppy. And not just them, but communities all over the country.
Soon, people across the country were savoring and smiling ear to ear because of our all-natural, delicious, hand-made popcorn. Our secret isn’t just fresh ingredients though. And it’s not just state -of-the-art popcorn machines either. It’s the people who pour their love into each batch so that the very person who opens the bag is welcomed with positivity and delightful flavors that bring instant cheer.
Many years on from our humble founding, we’ve discovered what truly drives us. To spread joy, happiness and empowerment. And to build, support and uplift others and our own. We hope you like to eat (and give) a lot of Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn to your friends and family because we sure love making it for you.
Staff Picks: Poppin' Favorites That Make Our Team's Taste Buds Dance!
Discover the flavors our staff can't resist! We've handpicked our team's absolute favorite popcorn varieties for you to savor. Dive into a world of staff-approved goodness and find your healthy new food addiction today.
“My favorite popcorn is the Poppy mix. It’s the trifecta, a cornicopia of flavors (pun intended). And it reminds of the tins we got when I was a kid. Just because I’m a vegetarian doesn’t mean I’m not a cornivore.” 😉
"My favorite is pimento cheese - I could eat that all day every day! I consider that recipe my biggest accomplishment to date! 😁"
Poppy CEO & Founder
"My favorite is Asheville Mix. This flavor has both salted caramel and white cheddar. It is the best mix ever. Also, I'm new to Asheville and I love this area, so it has extra meaning to me."
Chief Operating Officer
Parmesan & Black Pepper
“My favorite flavor is Parmesan Black Pepper. I love the creamy, rich cheese flavor and the kick of black pepper with a pinot noir.”
Director of Sales