Who We Are
We are a small, family operated popcorn business. We create high quality gourmet popcorn, pre-packaged and ready to eat. We have classic flavors everyone knows and loves, as well as unique flavors that you won't find anywhere else. We use Non- GMO kernels, and many of our flavors are vegetarian and vegan friendly, soy free, nut free, and gluten free. We cater for events such as: large gatherings, birthday parties, company events, fairs, food festivals, ect. In addition, we can create customized gift baskets for any occasion, handcrafted and personalized to customer’s liking. Pop-Pa’s Gourmet Popcorn believes that just like family, our customers will always come first.
Our family never imagined having a popcorn business. It is rather a mere coincidence and sheer surprise that it has grown into what it is today. It began with our father and grandfather, Reynaldo Santos. A mechanic who creates machines; any machine, you name it, he can make it. One day, a customer of his asked him to make him a popcorn machine. This peaked his interest in how popcorn was made. Reynaldo then decided he wanted to cook some popcorn for his own family for them to eat and enjoy. He experimented with different flavors and oils, trying to find out what worked and tasted best. He wanted to make high quality popcorn, with a flavor that was unique. It became his hobby, making popcorn for fun and creating his own machinery to cook it.
Eventually, he created our most popular flavor what is now know as “Fiesta Pop”. He brought it to family parties and dinners, and eventually the people who came to our gathering began requesting it. People started ordering from him, wanting his popcorn for their own events. This is when we realized that his popcorn was special, and his son, Adrey Santos saw the potential for a business. Adrey began making steps into creating his father’s popcorn into a brand. The entire family brainstormed to give his popcorn a name, and his grandchildren have always called him “Pa”. A grandchild suggested that we called it, “Pop-PA’S Popcorn” the name was perfect, and it has stuck ever since. Since then, we became our small, family owned company that keeps growing everyday. The entire family pitches in to run the business, but all the hard work is done by the one and only Pop-PA Reynaldo. The grandfather and father that simply wanted to make popcorn for all his family to enjoy.