Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. ~Louisa May Alcott
MindfulEaters, I am so sorry that I've been neglecting you! It's time to share the details of what has been taking me away from you. I mentioned before that I was starting a popcorn company, so here's the scoop.
As you can tell by many posts on snacking, I snack a lot. I've spent years looking for a mindful snack that was irresistible and healthy. A snack that had a minimal number of top quality ingredients that were carefully sourced. I also wanted to buy from a company that behaved as responsibly and sustainably as possible -- that honored its relationships, its employees, the environment, and its customers.
I searched for and dreamed about this snack for over 10 years, and since I never found it, I decided to create it. I've always known that it would be popcorn because it's an antioxidant-loaded whole grain AND it's a great base for layering flavors. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you may be able to tell that I believe our actions have a definite impact on our lives and the world around us. That is why the company is named Pop Karma.
I have lots of goals for the company, but we definitely aren't perfect. We will always try to get better though. Please keep us honest. Our brand pillars are:
- Excellence in our products, our relationships and our actions
- Authenticity in our communications, our food and our behavior
- Responsibility for the environment, our partners, and each other
- Inspiration for all that we encounter, including ourselves
We currently have a project on Kickstarter where you can learn more about us, help support us and get great pre-opening rewards. Thanks to all that have pledged and gotten us to 70%! For more information, our website is here.
I promise that I won't be taking excessively about Pop Karma here and we will go back to our regularly scheduled programming. I am, however, learning a lot from it and will share those findings here!
What I ate: Greek yogurt +blueberries + strawberries, grapes. cherries, blueberries, 6 squares dark chocolate, nuts, vegetable lo mein, 8 oz coffee + milk, 3 ears of corn, 36 oz milk, 40 oz milk
Exercise: 2 mile jog