We were thrilled to be featured on Fox News’ popcorn party yesterday! We had a great time in the studio and got a big kick out of seeing what goes on behind the scenes.
As proud Lower East Side community members, we are proud to be back at the Taste of the Lower East Side for the second time (even though we aren’t yet two) on April 24.
As the Lower East Side is a food and drink mecca, this event is a who’s who of offerings. In addition to being a fun taste sensation, it supports Grand Street Settlement, and last year’s Taste raised $420K for their programs. Here’s to an even better year!
Our annual Valentine’s special is back – a 75% dark chocolate drizzled over Pure Caramel popcorn. This decadent popcorn is a result of our sweet collaboration with Tache Artisan Chocolate and will be available through Feb. 16. Each pochette holds about a quart and is $8. You can find it in store, or purchase it online here.
Pop Karma Popcorn makes the perfect gift – we start with thoughtfully and deliciously made from all-natural sustainably grown ingredients. Then we package it in elegant tins and a personal note, topped by your message if you wish to include one.
Now we have launched a series of complimentary gift labels for the top of your popcorn tins. Each label is designed to be elegant, clean and beautiful with an inspirational message. Our first three (just in time for Valentine’s Day) are for V-Day, Birthdays, Feel Better Soon, and general I Love You.
Valentine’s Day / I Love You Popcorn Tin
Tell someone you love them with this gift label. A simple elegant heart, with a Lao Tzu quote that reminds your special someone:
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Happy Birthday Popcorn Tin
This label is graced with a trio if festive balloons, and a Henry David Thoreau quote:
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
Feel Better Soon
Is someone feeling down? Send them edible flowers with this pretty daffodil label and an inspirational quote from Alex Karras:
“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in the muscle.”
We will be adding more tins to our collection. Are there any other labels you would like to see?
Have you ever wondered how we make our light, fluffy, delicious caramel popcorn? ABC’s World News Now comes into our kitchen and helps Popcorn Artist Jean Tsai make Bacon Apple Bourbon Caramel in this short segment. We had sooo much fun with the entire ABC team – anchor Marci Gonzalez and producers Greg and Tina.
Check out our amazing ingredients in video, then order online!
I ran past a ragtag group of people holding thank you signs up on West Side Highway and Christopher Street. Of course I remember 9/11 every year, but seeing this ragtag group in their same position where crowds gathered daily to cheer our responders brought back a visceral set of memories, unbidden tears and a smile. What I remember just as much as the horror is the generosity and kindness that we showed each other in the city, and that the world showed us through volunteers and support. For several weeks New York City became a small town, and the world our state.
I learned today that the area and group is called Point Thank You. I didn’t tell them in 2001 or this morning, but if you stumble across this, thank you for keeping that kind spirit alive.
We are thrilled to announce that we are scooping the celebrated il Laborotorio del Gelato in Pop Karma for the summer!
Laborotorio was founded in our space in 95 Orchard Street before moving up the street a few blocks to its current location at 188 Ludlow. Jean has been a longtime fan of their amazing gelato, and their proprietor, Jon Snyder has been an amazing and kind resource of general knowledge for us. We’ve even kept some of the same equipment — if you come to our store you will see their old refrigerator, coffee equipment, sink and shelving.
Like Pop Karma, creamy Laborotorio gelato is hand-crafted from the finest ingredients. We love it for its intense flavors and creamy consistency.
We are scooping chocolate, fior de latte, strawberry and mango sorbet. We have spots for two more flavors, so let us know which ones you would like!