Live Love Pop
Tell us about your business.I've been in love with America's favorite snack for years. After my mom taught me how to make popcorn on the stove top I began making it for family, friends, and myself of course. My family joked around that I should launch a line of my popcorn since I never went a night without popping a batch. After my mom was diagnosed with a serious form of breast cancer in October, It hit me then. Life is too short not to pursue a dream or a passion. Believe it or not...my passion is popcorn AND healthy living. And so with that said, I decided to launch Live Love Pop. I told myself if I was going to do this, I was going to make sure to stand out amongst any of the popcorn lines out there. Our standup resealable pouch brings two things: a healthy snack, and/or a beautiful yummy gift. It's perfect for anything and it's guilt free. I see Live Love Pop expanding into gourmet grocery markets, hotels, gyms, corporate gifting, and so much more. The opportunities are endless. I hope to share LLP with ALL!
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.Live Love Pop HQ is in Addison, Texas. We always say, it's the little manufacturing kitchen that could. We built this specifically for LLP in January 2013. It's small, but it sure is mighty. We produce our delicious popcorn with 3 simple ingredients. THAT'S IT! Why mess with a good thing, when it's best it's most natural form? We pop in small batches to guarantee the highest quality and to make sure our popcorn provides that EXTRA crunch that most popcorn's don't have. We're a gluten free, vegan, peanut/nut free, and non gmo kitchen. We love our home here in Addison, and we love sharing our love for popcorn with everyone.
What inspires you?Both my parents inspire me. But my mom has taken it to a whole different level for me. This past year has been the most difficult year of my life. My mom was the spitting image of health. She ate healthy, exercised, and lived a happy life. Her breast cancer diagnosis was shocking to all. It was devastating learning that the breast cancer was in a late stage and was one of the most serious forms of breast cancer called triple negative. Watching my mom suffer every single day from her intense 4 hour chemo therapy sessions was heart wrenching. I never knew how awful being helpless felt, because there was nothing I could do to make my mom feel better. My mom couldn't walk, couldn't eat, and felt like she was slowly dying. She is still fighting this horrible disease, but through this all my mom has never failed to wear a big smile on her face and support me through everything. Here motto is FIGHT ON. And that's just what's she doing! And thats exactly what I'm going to do with LLP. FightON!
What makes your business stand out?We're 3 Simple Ingredients, 35 Calories per cup, all natural, healthy popcorn that comes in the most gorgeous stand up resealable pouch. Chip clips BE GONE! We have 3 unique and delicious flavors: Truffle Salt, Lime Fresco, and Sea Salt. Our business is two fold: We're not just a snack. We're also 100% gift-worthy. How perfect? A guilt free gourmet snack you can't resist....and don't have to! Dad's have us in their center consoles for snacks while driving to work. Mom's are sending their kids to school with us. Wedding coordinators are asking for LLP as welcome gifts for weddings, or party favor bags. Couples are grabbing a bag and a bottle of wine to bring us as a hostess or thank you gift. We're the whole package. BUT our most favorite thing about the entire business that makes us different is that with every bag purchased a portion of the proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Research. We want to be apart of the fight and help find a cure.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?You've got three choices in life. Give up...Give in...or Give it your all. Take chances, and embrace failure. It's OKAY to fail. If you're not failing, you're not doing something right. Pursue your passion and dreams. We're only given one life....why not make the best out of it and give it our all!
What does American Made mean to you?American Made means opportunity, growth, and sharing the love, happiness, and many smiles that Live Love Pop has to offer to America. We pop deep in the heart of Texas and love that popcorn has been one of America's favorite snacks for centuries. We want to be able to share our wholesome, handmade, all natural product with everyone, and believe healthy growth and the right mentors are the key to success. Happiness is in the bag! Pop open a bag of Live Love Pop today to find your happiness!
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