Who knew popcorn could be so special? 

We make our Indian-spiced popcorn by hand in Portland, Oregon using the finest ingredients. We start by air-popping organic, non-GMO corn. To create our distinctive savory-sweet-spicy flavors, we add authentic Indian spices, such as turmeric, mustard seeds, cardamom and garam masala to just the right amounts of mindful, non-hydrogenated oils and sweeteners, such as pure organic coconut oil, high oleic sunflower oil and organic coconut sugar. Then we combine it all with tasty tidbits, such as papadums (Indian lentil chips) and toasted sesame seeds. The result: an all-natural, whole-grain, fiber-rich, gluten-free, delectable vegan/vegetarian snack that’s truly special and highly addictive—in a good way!

Popcorn to the people

Wherever Neha Patel went, her mom’s care packages of traditionally spiced popcorn à la India’s popcorn-walah street vendors followed, always earning rave reviews and prompting hankerings for more from Neha’s friends. So after a 15-year career in sustainability, Neha decided to help save the planet in a different way—by making popcorn that makes people happy. Enter Masala Pop, established in 2011 using Neha’s mom’s original popcorn recipe, Savory Masala. True to its name—masala means a mixture of spices used in Indian cooking, and there are so many delicious ones—Masala Pop comes in an assortment of flavors.

Snack with purpose

At Masala Pop, we’re committed to making not only people-pleasing popcorn, but also a difference in the community and for our planet. We support local community efforts through in-kind donations, fundraising campaigns and volunteerism; in our operations, we follow sustainable practices wherever we can. One of our highest goals is to grow the good we do and inspire other business to do the same. If you have an idea for a snack-with-purpose initiative, please get in touch.

 

Pop Squad

Neha | Founder + Snackmaster

Our sustainability-maven-turned-snackmaster lives and breathes all things popcorn—and Masala Pop.   

Favorite Masala Pop pairing :: Savory Masala + roasted peanuts. This is Masala Pop in its truest form and what Neha grew up eating. The peanuts lend irresistible texture and flavor balance. Add any boozy drink to complete the experience.

 

Kym | Pop Bot

Aka Jill-of-all-trades/assistant snackmaster, Kym keeps our books and accounts in order; she also helps with business development, marketing and operations.

Favorite Masala Pop pairing :: Tamarind Sesame with a Portland IPA brew. The perfect Portland couple. The deep flavor of the sweet-and-spicy popcorn compliments the citrusy hops; the IPA brings out the sweetness of the Tamarind Sesame flavor profile while embracing the popcorn’s spicy finish. 

 

 

 

Jason | Kitchen Kernel

Our production, inventory and quality control guru, Jason is the reason we’re able to continue to spread Masala Pop love with batches of popcorn that are intricately inspected for absolute quality and perfection. 

Favorite Masala Pop pairing :: Savory Masala + Grapefruit San Pellegrino. Washing the subtly spicy popcorn down with the citrusy crispness of a fizzy grapefruit drink is so refreshing.

 

 

Jennifer | Queen of Pop 

Masala Pop ambassador extraordinaire, Jennifer spearheads our demos and events, where she thrives on the energy and enthusiasm of—and feedback from—new and longtime fans. 

Favorite Masala Pop pairing :: Savory Masala + nil. No frills necessary.  

 

Big Poppa | Pop Magician

Thanks to our state-of-the-art air popper and his penchant for popping heaps of fluffy kernels daily, we have more time to craft new and exciting Masala Pop flavors.