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Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn launches at Ingles

Dec 04, 2023 04:32PM ● By WNC Business
ASHEVILLE - Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn, the Asheville-based gourmet popcorn maker of all-natural popcorn in dozens of unique flavors, announced their launch into Asheville’s hometown grocery store, Ingles Markets. Poppy is now on the shelves of Ingles at several of what will be 90 Ingles Market locations, where customers can find Poppy in the local makers’ display as well as on dedicated displays in select stores. 

Four SKUs from Poppy’s everyday favorite flavors will be available at Ingles: Salted Caramel, Pimento Cheese, Parmesan & Black Pepper, and Poppy Mix market bags. 

  • Salted Caramel: Handmade in small batches with real butter, a touch of Celtic Sea Salt® and molasses goodness. It’s gluten-free and non-GMO. 
  • Pimento Cheese: With a cheesy flavor from non-GMO cheddar and a bit of pimento bite, it's a Poppy rendition of this Southern spread. 
  • Parmesan & Black Pepper: Full of cheesy, peppery flavor, like a bowl of your favorite pasta. 
  • Poppy Mix: This mix brings together non-GMO White Cheddar with Salted Caramel, but the addition of spicy Jalapeño Cheddar gives this mix a kick. 

“We’re excited to partner with Asheville’s beloved hometown grocer, and we’re looking forward to seeing Poppy on the shelves,” says Ginger Frank, founder and CEO of Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn. “As Poppy continues to grow in the premium grocery category, launching in Ingles Markets was an important step for us, aligned with our commitment to the local community. Asheville is a huge part of Poppy as a brand; this community of people connected with the joy of Poppy from the very beginning, when we were making Poppy with just one popcorn machine!”

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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