Hello!! Thank you so much for checking out our Pop Art Snacks Kickstarter page!
We LOVE popcorn!
We are Mike & Venessa Dobson and have been huge fans of this white fluffy snack since we were kids. Today, we are all grown up and crave more adventurous flavors. We started to play around in the kitchen and we quickly realized that popcorn is the perfect canvas to infuse with fun, out-of-the-box ingredients. This is where the idea of Pop Art came from.
We both have a background in the arts and appreciate the Pop Art movement for its ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. At Pop Art Snacks, our goal is to take this traditional All-American snack and elevate it to a new level of deliciousness.
With very humble beginnings, we started out making popcorn in our own kitchen. We had five small air poppers all going off at once, while we ran around the kitchen catching the kernels in a bowl. We would hand toss each bowl with spices and then fill up zip lock bags that we sold at Farmer's Markets. Looking back now, we smile.
The response was very encouraging and we started to receive requests from specialty stores to carry our popcorn. We knew we were on to something and decided to take the next step and move into a professional commercial kitchen.
This step allowed us to sell Pop Art Popcorn in high-end grocery stores and specialty markets. Since the beginning, we focused on four savory flavors: Rosemary with Italian Truffles, White Pepper Parmesan, Thai Coconut Curry & White Cheddar Jalapeño.
We have had great success with these, but our fans are constantly asking us when we will come out with new sweet flavors.
This is where YOU come in. This Kickstarter campaign is for a popcorn caramelizer and cooling table, which will allow us to expand into the sweet category of gourmet popcorn. We have already experimented with new flavors like Honey Lavender and Maple Smoked Sea Salt and they are DELICIOUS! With your help and generous support we will begin producing this delicious, gourmet popcorn that will take your sweet pallete to a higher level of enjoyment.
Our goal is to create popcorn that is delicious, unique and healthy! We air pop organic corn and then use GMO-Free ingredients, hormone free cheeses and all natural sweeteners. Additionally, we are certified Gluten Free by the Celiac Spruce Association.
Where your money goes.
Since the beginning, we have had people ask us when we will come out with sweet flavors. Now is the time to bring our fans that sweet delectable taste while maintaining our philosophy of natural and pure ingredients. With the $15,000 we will buy a 20 pound caramelizer and cooling table. This specialized piece of equipment will allow us to produce and sell our sweet line of Pop Art Popcorn. We have the recipes ready to go, the ingredient suppliers waiting in the wings, and now we just need your help for the final piece of the puzzle!
We are extremely grateful for any pledge that you can contribute. We are offering some pretty cool rewards that we know you will like. (You can check out all of the rewards to the right).
If your reward comes with Pop Art Popcorn or a T-shirt, we will contact you to figure out what flavors/sizes you want.
If you are an international donor, please email us your address so we can calculate what your extra shipping cost will be.
Thank you so much for taking the time to view our video and read about our Kickstarter campaign. We are sincerely grateful for any contribution that you are able to make. Please share this page with friends, family and fellow popcorn lovers. We are excited to share these new flavors with you!Happy Day!
Mike & Venessa
We also want to give a special thanks to Tom @ Winika Creative for his production of the video and Dangerous_Objects whose song "Tomato ketchup is not a vegetable" is used in our video. It is licensed under Creative Commons license.
Risks and challenges
The risks on this project are low. We will continue to produce quality organic gourmet popcorn, we will just not be able to launch our new sweet flavors. :(
We will do our very best to get all rewards out to you in a timely fashion, the only delays we can possibly see are with ordering the piece of equipment, getting it set up and starting to produce our new sweet line. We are so excited about launching these new flavors that we promise that we will get on it as soon as all of the funds are transferred from Amazon to us. This is an all or nothing campaign. That means that if we don't reach our goal of $15,000 then we will not receive any money for this project. This is why it is so important to spread the word and help us achieve our goal. Thanks!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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