Live Love Pop is a brand WHERE THE GENERATIONS MEET™ and a favorite snack around our house! We’re especially excited to highlight this purposeful popcorn company and its amazing founder Lauren Brundage Mariel today, since she and I go back to high school together and ended up going to the same college, too! I remember Lauren snacking on popcorn all the time even then, so it’s no surprise this has become her business–and a successful one at that! Not only is Live Love Pop delicious (It’s hard to choose just one favorite flavor!), but the company supports some great causes, too. Read more below about how Lauren’s mother and her rare diagnosis inspired the launch of this POP-timistic endeavor:
The Story Behind Live Love Pop
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Some of my most fond memories as a young girl were spent in the kitchen with my mother dishing up delectable goodies of all sorts. It all started when my mom taught me how to make a batch of homemade, healthy popcorn straight from the pan. Needless to say, I was instantly hooked. It was a simple, good-for-you snack that pleased a crowd and had family and friends begging for more.
After my mom was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in 2013, I quit my job at a national magazine to spend more time with her and to help my mom through the long journey of aggressive treatments. Shocked and heartbroken with this news, I knew I had to channel my energy into something that would help create a better tomorrow— And with that, I decided to launch Live Love Pop in honor of my mom. My dream was to create a HAPPY and HEALTHY snack that not only tasted delish and made people feel good, but also create a product that had a real purpose and mission behind it — since after all, I was starting this company to honor my mother and to help with the fight against cancer.
For me, the joy of giving back and making a difference in the world has always been important, which is why at Live Love Pop, we give back to different charities with each different flavor. My mother’s favorite flavor, Truffle Salt, donates back to Breast Cancer Research. Visit our Selfless Snacking page to learn more about our wonderful mission based brand and to help us “Snack Our Way to a Better Tomorrow!”
A Recipe to Make With Mom
Some of Lauren’s fondest memories were made in the kitchen with her mom, whipping up treats for family and friends. Try this sweet-and-salty recipe with your own mom, children or friends to create #intentionalmemories together! Simplify the recipe by adding a layer of Live Love Pop sea salt popcorn atop your favorite brownie mix, then VOILA, Y’ALL™! Perfect for #TuesdayTreats and easy to make with your kitchen kids. Or, click here to see the full recipe for Salted Caramel Popcorn Brownies pictured below:
Photos from Grandbaby Cakes
Ready to try Live Love Pop yourself? Enter our GIVEAWAY to win a variety pack (six flavors) of Live Love Pop by clicking here and following the instructions in the caption! Giveaway ends on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5 pm, and winner will be announced in our Instagram stories Saturday (October 20, 2018) morning!
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Official Rules: Giveaway runs from October 16, 208 at 10:00 AM CST to October 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST. One winner will be chosen at random to receive the prize, a variety pack of Live Love Pop popcorn. The winner will be announced via Instastories on Lolli and Me’s Instagram account @lolliandme on October 20, 2018, and winner will also be notified by Instagram direct message. The prize will be delivered by mail, and winner must respond with shipping address within 48 hours to receive the item. United States residents only. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to win. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
To find a grocery store that sells Live Love Pop near you, visit the “Find Us” page on their website, or shop through the online links below: