In The Beginning…
The BOOMCHICKAPOP® story is nothing short of fantastical. And would you believe it all started in a cold, Minnesota garage? Dan and Angie Bastian wanted to do something fun with their kids, while showing them the value of hard work. The dedicated Spanish teacher and nurse practitioner soon turned their amazing kettle corn recipe into a BOOMing business. Sold at local events, this popcorn quickly caught the eye and more importantly, the taste buds of The Vikings*. The rest, as they say, is history.
*NFL team. Not Norse seafarers. But they probably would’ve loved our Sea Salt popcorn, too. What’s not to love?
Nothing but ingredients you’ll love®, that’s what.
Why yes, you can have your BOOM and eat it too. We are gluten-free and use non-GMO corn in all our products. Look for these symbols on each bag to tell you more about what’s inside.
Have a food allergy? Check out the BOOMCHICKAPOP® products that are safe for you.
Our Holidrizzle®, White Cheddar, and Caramel & Cheddar Mix items contain dairy. None of our other products contain dairy.
Our Holidrizzle products do contain soy. None of our other products contain soy.
Peanuts and Tree Nuts
All of our popcorn is popped in a facility where every effort is made to ensure products and facilities are nut-free (we are not certified nut-free). The popcorn for our Holidrizzle items is transferred to a facility that drizzles chocolate over the product. This facility also processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat. Two of our BOOMCHICKABITES™ products contain nuts. Fruit and Nut Bites contain cashews and Sweet and Salty Nut Bites contain peanuts, cashews, and almonds. Due to some of the Bites products containing nuts they are all produced in a facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts.
One day when we were working on our nutrition labels, we realized that calories per serving and serving sizes could be a bit confusing, even for those of us who actively read labels and ingredient lists. We had already tackled putting badges on our bags to help consumers find ingredient and nutrition information more easily. Now we needed to tackle calories.
We decided the easiest measure for anyone to use would be cups. We all use cups for measuring, whether you are making smoothies, baking cakes or filling a bowl full of popcorn, cups are easy! Then we put the calories per cup on the front of all of our Boomchickapop bags so you could be fully informed of the calories per cup when you pick your favorite flavor.
The FDA and industry standard 28g serving size for popcorn drives the nutrition panel. As you can see above, cups per serving size varies based on flavor and ingredients which impact the density of the popcorn thereby making one serving size a bit different from another. Yet another great reason to include calories per cup. You decide how much you want to have and you know how many calories you are getting. We sincerely hope you find this as helpful as we did when we were working on our packaging.