Pop Karma in TV ads for Time Warner Business Class

Time Warner Cable Business Class came in to Pop Karma in April to do some filming.  This week the ad we did for them is running in all Time Warner markets!  We had a blast working with the Time Warner and Geometry Global teams, and are proud of the customer story which you can see above. You can see the actual 40 second ad that is running here:


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Vote for Pop Karma Founder Jean Tsai for Tory Burch Fellow!

IMG_0155We are thrilled to announce that Pop Karma founder, Jean Tsai, is a finalist in the Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Competition for women entrepreneurs!

She needs your help! Vote once a day, every day from now until April 22nd to help her become 1 of 10 Tory Burch Fellows. Click here to see her profile and vote. Also, please share with your social networks.

If she wins, it would turbocharge our growth! She would receive:

  • 1-Year Fellowship
  • 3-Day Workshop at Tory Burch
  • $10K Grant for Business Education
  • And the opportunity to pitch for a $100,000 grant investment.

Thank you for your vote and support!

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All about Kyoto Mix (It’s Back!)


Our umami tsunami is back in the shop! A cult favorite, Kyoto Mix delivers a sweet and savory blast of seaweed, miso and sesame.

We were inspired to create it after one of our Hawaiian employees told us about the Hawaiian popcorn, Hurricane Mix. Our version is vegan – if you feel like some extra crunch you can add rice crackers just like the Hawaiian version for a snack sensation!

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Pop Karma on USA Today for National Popcorn Day

One of our favorite holidays is National Popcorn Day.  2016 was especially exciting because we welcomed USA Today into Pop Karma. A wonderful videographer/storyteller, Bob, spent the morning with us. You can see the results above!

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Grand Opening 1/22/16

DSC_0077After months of planning, our second store is open in Fulton Center (200 Broadway)! We are having our grand opening on Friday, January 22. To celebrate we will be giving away complimentary Karma Bags to our first 50 customers with purchase*.  Please come join us!  It will be a party at Fulton Center – our neighbor Irving Farm Coffee Roasters is also doing their grand opening, and they will be giving out free drip coffee all day.

Popcorn + Coffee = Happy Friday!

*Complimentary Karma Bag will be equal or lesser in value to purchase

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Holiday Flavors are here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our holiday flavors are in: Gingerbread Stout Caramel, Sweet Cinnamon and White Truffle Cheddar. Open a tin of our holiday popcorn, and let the merriment flow (while the popcorn disappears)!


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Pop Karma on New York Live

We were thrilled to be featured on New York Live’s “Lilliana Loves!” segment this week!  Lilliana is so effervescent, and she had great picks. She was right on about Pop Karma making great gifts!

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Our Kickstarter is Funded and our new Caramelizer is here!

We ran our second Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new Caramelizer to keep our Fulton Center Store popping with goodness, and…

our amazing Kickstarters backed our project beyond goal to 135%!

Our caramelizer has arrived, and she’s a beauty, as you can see below.  She also has a new name, thanks to one of our backers — you can call her Ann-Marie!  The extra funds are going into getting Ann-Marie wired and up for production.

Unboxing our new Caramelizer

Opening the box

Opening the box

Here she is

Tbe Caramelizer is unveiled

Ann-Marie in her permanent spot!

Ann-Marie in her permanent spot!


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Fall Flavors! Pumpkin Spice Caramel, Kyoto Mix and Porcini Cheddar Popcorns

Pop Karma Pumpkin Spice Caramel Popcorn is loaded with spice and pumpkin seeds!

Pop Karma Pumpkin Spice Caramel Popcorn is loaded with spice and pumpkin seeds!

Fall is finally in the air! It’s time to roll out the Pumpkin Spice Caramel, along with Kyoto Mix and Porcini Cheddar for our fall lineup.

There’s a lot of Pumpkin Spice out there in coffee, loaf cakes, and even ice cream! Chef Stephane was very particular in creating our Pumpkin Spice Caramel – it is not too sweet, captures fall, and you will even find some extra crunch with pumpkin seeds.

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We are Opening a New Store Backed with a Kickstarter Campaign!

We are so excited to let you know that we will be opening a second store! We found an awesome new location that provides what our current location does not — a lot of foot traffic in a booming area. Store #2 will be in downtown New York City in the iconic Fulton Center Transit Hub. This soaring glass building is the transportation agency’s Grand Central Station of our time. It is the subway station that serves the World Trade Center and is surrounded by an ever increasing number of businesses, retail and residential buildings. This new store is tiny – 100 square feet – but we think of it as a little jewel box and it will be our flagship store. To continue growing, we need to have a solid retail foundation and that is what this location will provide.

To keep this location popping with goodness, we have started a Kickstarter campaign which will run until 10/15. It is full of great rewards for our backers!

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