We were big fans of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn before we ever learned the story behind the brand. The crunchy snack originated as farmers market kettle corn and is downright addictive and low in calories (i.e. it has all the makings of an ideal midday munch). But when we learned that the company—which grew from a simple mom-and-pop concept into a major player in the snack aisle—gives back to local nonprofit organizations in an effort to reinvigorate the community, we became true devotees. Here’s a closer look at this booming brand that’s dedicated to a whole lot more than just popcorn.
The History of Angie’s
In 2001, company founders Angie and Dan Bastian were living in Mankato, Minnesota and working as a nurse and Spanish teacher, respectively. It wasn’t until they began making kettle corn for their kids that they discovered they had also created a flavorful snack with real ingredients they could feel good about. Soon the couple was selling bags of popcorn at the local farmers market, and as demand grew, so did a new company: Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP.
Angie’s Company Mission
Though it may make a darn good snack, there’s more to this company than craveworthy corn. As its name suggests, Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP is all about delivering a “BOOM” of positive energy. To that end, Angie’s donates to multiple organizations in an effort to support the healthy futures of women and children everywhere and encourage them to live out loud and unleash their potential every day.
Benefits of Angie’s
Every bag of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn is gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified, and made with a handful of simple ingredients that are free of additives and preservatives, like whole grain popcorn. And the company also gives back to its community in a big way. According to Angie’s website, “There's nothing more special than watching people grow, thrive, and change the world. When we work together and stay positive, we give everyone the opportunity to crush it.” In an effort to make a positive impact, Angie’s is a proud supporter of the following organizations: I Am That Girl, Jeremiah Program, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Partners for Affordable Housing, Feeding our Communities Partners, and Step2.
Top Angie’s Products
Stock up on these poppin’ favorites.
If you’re a fan of sweet and salty combos, meet your ultimate crunchy snack—a mix of sea salt and cane sugar over whole grain popcorn. Bonus: It’s only 70 calories a cup.
No long ingredient list here. This back-to-basics corn contains just popcorn, sea salt, and a little bit of sunflower oil. Plus, with just 35 calories per cup, you can make it your go-to for guilt-free snacking.
If you’re craving something cheesy, you’ll want to munch on this savory corn by the handful. Not only is it made with real cheddar cheese, but it clocks in at just 60 calories per cup (a far lighter choice than a cheese tray).
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