If you’re as big a fan of Shark Tank as I am, chances are you’ve heard of Pipcorn. They were on the 100th episode of the show and scored a deal with Barbara Corcoran for $200k for 20%. They were also recently showcased in a Beyond the Tank episode, where we learned that they had big plans to expand the product into more stores.
Well, that time has come, my Pipcorn fans! Pipsnacks is rolling out into Target and Kroger stores in certain regions. That means it’s now easier than ever to get your hands on this tasty snack!
Pipcorn: The Little Popcorn With Great Big Heart
*I received complimentary Pipcorn in exchange for sharing the exciting news about their expansion. As always, all opinions are my own.
Pipcorn isn’t just the cutest popcorn on the planet, it’s pretty darn tasty too. Every itty-bitty kernel is popped to perfection and full of flavor. Since the kernels are so small, you don’t get nearly as many of those little hulls that get stuck in the back of your throat. You know what I’m talking about, right? They are the bane of all popcorn lovers.
Here’s some more good news: every Pipcorn bag has 3 times more popcorn than an ordinary popcorn bag! They’re totally serious about that too. You know how the minute you open the average bagged snack foods (chips, pretzels, popcorn, etc), it suddenly deflates and you realize that the giant bag you thought you were getting is actually only filled maybe 1/3 of the way? Well, when you open Pipcorn, it’s a totally different story. The bag is full. Let that sink in for a moment. The. Bag. Is. Full. Right up to this little piggy’s curly tail.
Oh, and by the way, Truffle Pipcorn is pretty awesome with a bit of garlic powder sprinkled on it. I’ve never had actual truffles (like the kind the little piggies find). Chocolate truffles, sure, but not those fancy mushroomy things. I wasn’t sure I’d like it, especially since I’m such a picky eater. While it does taste good on its own, I found that I really enjoyed it with the garlic powder. I hope I haven’t committed some sort of horrible culinary crime!
The Kettle and Sea Salt Pipcorn flavors, though, are just perfect on their own, with just the right amount of sweetness or saltiness. Plus, since they’re so small, it takes a lot less to make you feel like you’ve had a good snack. That bowl up there is a tiny bowl. I usually use it as a dipping bowl. I filled it with Pipcorn and ate it piece by itty bitty piece (you can grab handfuls, but I eat things weird, I also chew the outside of soft pretzels off before I eat the inside). It lasted me as long as a big bowl would, but without all the extra calories.
Notice the big Gluten-Free label on the front of the bag? Gluten is all that’s missing from Pipcorn. It’s also dairy and soy free. Plus, the corn is totally non-GMO and comes from a family owned farm. Each batch is popped in 100% olive oil and seasoned by hand. Pipcorn is also B-Corp Certified. That means they use their business to do good in the world.
While the flavor, texture and pure fun of Pipcorn is enough to make it your new favorite snack, it’s really the story behind it that’s so inspiring. The entire concept came up while Jeff & Jen Martin, siblings, were moving Jen’s stuff from one apartment to another. They were just two people on an average day who grabbed a snack and came up with a brilliant idea for a company. I know a lot of people look at that and jealously think “oh man, why didn’t I come up with that? Life is so unfair!” but I look at that and think “wow, someday I could come up with something like that too! Life is so surprising!” It proves that you don’t have to have a billion dollars in your bank account to create something awesome. See, it’s not just tiny popcorn, it’s inspiration!
Pipcorn will be rolling out to select Target and Kroger stores soon. In the mean time, check out the store locator to find the closest retailer to your home. Check out the Pipsnacks website for more information, including recipes and their online store. Connect with them on Instagram for tons of fun (like Barb showing off a Pipcorn t-shirt flasher style) and on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with news.
Have you tried Pipcorn yet? What is your favorite flavor?