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Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn launches at Whole Foods in Florida

Nov 03, 2023 01:41PM ● By WNC Business
ASHEVILLE – Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn, the gourmet popcorn maker specializing in all-natural popcorn in dozens of unique flavors, has announced their launch into 30 Florida stores of the nation’s leading natural and organic retailer Whole Foods Markets. Poppy is partnering with KeHE, the largest North American distributor specializing in natural, organic, specialty, and fresh products to handle distribution to the Florida retailers. 

Four SKUs landed on the shelves of Whole Foods in late October: Salted Caramel, Pimento Cheese, Parmesan & Black Pepper, and Poppy Mix market bags. All four are naturally gluten-free.

  • Salted Caramel: Handmade in small batches with real butter, a touch of Celtic Sea Salt® and molasses goodness, we know it’ll bring a smile to your face. It’s gluten-free, non-GMO and delicious. 
  • Pimento Cheese: With a full, cheesy flavor from non-GMO cheddar and a bit of that classic pimento bite, you’re going to love our rendition of this Southern spread. 
  • Parmesan & Black Pepper: Full of flavor, it’s like a big, cheesy, peppery bowl of your favorite pasta. Don’t want to sit around dreaming of popcorn all day? Don’t try this flavor!
  • Poppy Mix: Our eponymous mix brings together non-GMO White Cheddar & our famous Salted Caramel, but the addition of our spicy Jalapeño Cheddar gives this mix a kick. The Poppy team’s #1 pick to pair with a cold beer!

With the addition of 30 Florida locations of Whole Foods, Poppy is extending its presence at the natural grocer’s stores within the South. Poppy is already carried in 46 Whole Foods locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.  

Although Asheville is Poppy founder and CEO Ginger Frank’s adopted hometown, she grew up in Florida and is proud to add the state’s premier natural grocery stores to the brand’s growing national presence. “We’re really excited to partner with Whole Foods in Florida and throughout the South,” says Frank. “From the beginning, we’ve sought to include only the best all-natural ingredients to create our unique flavors, and our partnership with Whole Foods continues to highlight that commitment.”  

As the Poppy team continues to grow their distribution, every batch is still crafted in Western North Carolina and made with all-natural ingredients, including the brand’s fresh, non-GMO popcorn. To learn more about Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn, visit

About Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn:
Since 2014, Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn has been on a mission to create PURE. SIMPLE. POPCORN HAPPINESS. Led by founder and CEO Ginger Frank, Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn is reimagining the way gourmet popcorn is produced and flavored. The company embraces a small-batch approach, using high-quality, simple, all-natural ingredients (including non-GMO corn). Available at retailers throughout North America, Poppy remains committed to creating jobs and culinary partnerships right here in North Carolina. Shop Poppy or find a local retailer at, or connect on social @PoppyHandcraftedPopcorn.
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