Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn celebrates 10 Years with new look and new flavorsJan 15, 2024 06:27PM ● By WNC Business
ASHEVILLE – Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn, the all-natural gourmet popcorn company specializing in unique and delightful flavors of popcorn, announced a brand refresh and a new International Series featuring a trio of brand-new flavors, launched to celebrate Poppy’s 10th year. New market bag packaging will be unveiled to Poppy’s wholesale customers in the home and gift sector at this month’s Dallas and Atlanta Markets. The new packaging is slated to launch to all-natural and gourmet grocery customers during the second quarter of 2024. Starting January 12, the three brand-new flavors – Mexican Street Corn, Mediterranean Herb, and Caribbean Jerk – will be available in the new packaging at PoppyHandcraftedPopcorn.com.
“As we continue to grow in 'home and gift' as well as 'gourmet food and natural grocery', we want all our packaging to be beautifully cohesive,” said founder and CEO Ginger Frank. “That way, whether our wholesale customers carry just a few flavors or the complete line, it will always look gorgeous. Because we want to do this right, the full transition to new packaging will take place over Q1 and Q2. We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary all year long, though, so the transition comes at the perfect time!”
Frank worked with the team at Made Outside in Charlotte to visually communicate the journey of Poppy on the new packaging and the brand’s new website. “The visual elements on the new packaging are all about what makes Poppy tick,” said Frank. “The corn represents the farms we work with; the hearts represent the love we have for our community and the love that goes into making our popcorn. The sun and clouds remind us that both the sunny days and the cloudy days help us grow, and the smiley faces represent the fun of sharing your favorite popcorn with your favorite friends.”
Poppy is also celebrating 10 years with a trio of new flavors inspired by the team’s enjoyment of good food from around the world. Each SKU is naturally gluten-free with a MSRP of $6.95:
- Mexican Street Corn: Creamy, cheesy popcorn made with warm flavors of chipotle, cumin, ancho chili, and tangy lime.
- Mediterranean Herb: Cheesy popcorn with oregano, a dash of garlic, lemon, basil, and thyme.
- Caribbean Jerk: Traditional jerk seasoned popcorn made with a touch of citrus, brown sugar, and crispy plantain chips. (Vegan flavor)
“We developed the three new flavors after a trip to Italy with my kids,” said Frank. “Snack flavors around the world are so incredibly varied and interesting – Prawn Cocktail potato chips, for example! I’m always striving to expand Poppy’s flavor palette. The team and I started with 10 international flavor ideas. The whole Poppy team taste-tested them and voted, and these three came out on top! We can’t wait to share the new flavors – I know people will love them.”
In addition to introducing three new flavors, Poppy is bringing back three flavors that have been customer favorites. Dill Pickle, Chai Latte (formerly Chai Masala), and Southern Pecan Pie will now be year-round flavors in honor of the tenth anniversary.
Every batch of Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn is crafted in Western North Carolina and made with love and all-natural ingredients, including the brand’s fresh, non-GMO popcorn. To learn more about Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn, visit PoppyHandcraftedPopcorn.com.About Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn:
Since 2014, Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn has been on a mission to create PURE. SIMPLE. POPCORN HAPPINESS. Led by founder and CEO Ginger Frank, Poppy Hand-Crafted 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 PoppyHandcraftedPopcorn.com, or connect on social @PoppyHandcraftedPopcorn.
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