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  • Springfield,  MO
  • United States

Company Description

Hopapops are an ancient superfood snack that comes from the seed of a water lily pad. Also known as makhana, lotus seed, and fox nut, the seeds are roasted to pop and then lightly seasoned with flavors like White Cheddar, Mango Habanero, and Coconut. Originally from India, this new and unique snack food is naturally gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and loaded with vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Great for kids & adults, Hopapops are crunchy, light, and loaded with amino acids, antioxidants, and fiber making it a great alternative to empty calorie snacks like popcorn and chips.


 Press Releases

  • HOPAPOPS ‘Pops’ Up at Expo East and Around the Country  

    At Harvest Festival, New Products Showcase and Booth #8910

    Springfield, MO (September 3, 2019) - Hopapops, a new superfood snack made from popped water lily seeds is now set up for distribution throughout the country and will be on site and sampling at Natural Products Expo East, September 11-14.

    Hopapops will sample at booth #8910 and will be handing out samples at their booth, located outside the entrance on Pratt street for attendees to taste and experience this delicious new snack. The brand will also be on site at the Harvest Festival, September 11 at booth H66.

    Hopapops are an innovative, nutritious, sustainable, plant-based snack full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Ethically and traditionally sourced from India, popped water lily seeds are an ancient superfood that are known for being a highly nutritious, low-fat and low-carb alternative to conventional snacks like chips and popcorn.

    “Many people believe you must sacrifice flavor, texture or taste when picking a healthier snack option,” said Jeff Brinkhoff, president, Hopapops. “That is not the case with water lily seeds where the seeds are slowly roasted to bring out a naturally crunchy texture. We take pride in our delicious flavor profiles using all-natural ingredients and spices to create a healthy energizing snack for kids and adults alike.”

    Hopapops will sample its three flavors at Natural Products Expo East, including: White Cheddar, Mango Habanero and Coconut.

    A few product attributes:

    • Gluten-free
    • Soy-free
    • No trans fats
    • Low-calorie
    • Bursting with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
    • Less fat and calories than traditional popcorn or chips
    • Includes protein and fiber
    • Made with organic ingredients
    • Mango Habanero and Coconut are vegan  

    Dedicated to sustainable practices, the mission-based brand gives back a portion of all proceeds or organizations that increase clean water availability and improve schools in the communities where local farmers grow and harvest their products. By partnering with local charities and utilizing grass roots organizations, Hopapop’s goal is to steadily build a better and more sustainable way of life for future generations.

    About Hopapops:

    Developed by Jeff Brinkhoff, who offers 20 years of consumer product & food industry experience as founder of Red Monkey Foods, and partner Sameer Mehra, founder of Suminter India Organics, a leader in high quality organic ingredients, the company is committed to sourcing sustainable ingredients and dedicated to making a positive social and economic impact in the communities in which they operate. Visit www.hopapops.com, Facebook and Instagram  for information on America’s next favorite snack.

    Press Contact:

    Janette Rizk

    Janette@hopapops.com  

  • HOPAPOPS’ Guide to Popped Water Lily Seeds

    A quick primer on this single ingredient superfood and why its so good  

    Springfield, MO (September 9, 2019) - Hopapops are a new superfood snack made from popped water lily seeds.  

    A cross between popcorn and a cheese puff in texture, Hopapops are an innovative, nutritious, sustainable, plant-based snack full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Ethically and traditionally sourced from India, popped water lily seeds are an ancient superfood that are known for being a highly nutritious, low-fat and low-carb alternative to conventional snacks like chips and popcorn.

    But what are water lily seeds and what makes this snack a superfood? Here’s a few key benefits:

    • The prickly water lily is an heirloom plant that sheds its seeds once a year. The pea-sized kernels are collected for cultivation, and expand to the size of large blueberries when heated under high pressure. The rest is a puffy white interior that is lightly spotted with its former seed coat. 

    • Traditionally called “makhana,” popped water lily seeds have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to aid digestion and often eaten during the fasting periods of the Hindu festival Navratri.

    • Popped water lily seeds are naturally gluten-free, soy-free, contain no trans fats and are very low in carbohydrates. 

    • Much like chickpeas or popcorn, water lily seeds have a neutral flavor and can be seasoned to perfection in any range of sweet to spicy, while maintaining a light, crunchy texture.

    • Hopapops’ water lily seeds are sustainably sourced - and the cultivation of water lily seeds is seasonal and naturally occurring. Dedicated to sustainable practices, the mission-based brand gives back a portion of all proceeds to organizations that increase clean water availability and improve schools in the communities where local farmers grow and harvest their products.

    Hopapops will sample three flavors at Natural Products Expo East, including: White Cheddar, Mango Habanero (vegan) and Coconut (vegan) at booth #8910, as well as a sample booth located outside the entrance on Pratt street. The brand will also be on site at the Harvest Festival, September 11 at booth H66.

    About Hopapops:

    Developed by Jeff Brinkhoff, who offers 20 years of consumer product & food industry experience as founder of Red Monkey Foods, and partner Sameer Mehra, founder of Suminter India Organics, a leader in high quality organic ingredients, the company is committed to sourcing sustainable ingredients and dedicated to making a positive social and economic impact in the communities in which they operate. www.hopapops.com, Facebook and Instagram for information on America’s next favorite snack.

  • HOPAPOPS’ Top 5 Benefits of Water Lily Seeds

    Stop by Booth #8910 to learn more

    Springfield, MO (September 12, 2019) - Hopapops are a new superfood snack made from popped water lily seeds.

    A cross between popcorn and a cheese puff in texture, Hopapops are an innovative, nutritious, sustainable, plant-based snack full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Ethically and traditionally sourced from Bihar, India, popped water lily seeds are an ancient superfood that are known for being a highly nutritious, low-fat and low-carb alternative to conventional snacks like chips and popcorn.

    Popped water lily seeds are naturally gluten-free, soy-free, contain no trans fats and are very low in carbohydrates. 

    Traditionally called “makhana,” water lily seeds have been used for centuries as a diet staple in Ayurvedic medicine to aid digestion and are believed to help with:

    • Anti-aging & inflammation: containing antioxidants like flavonoids, which help neutralize free radicals to protect the skin and prevent inflammation 
    • Balancing blood sugar: Vitamin D, Selenium and Zinc, which have anti-diabetic properties that help lower blood sugar levels
    • Bone health: Containing calcium and phosphorous, which are essential in maintaining strong bones and helping joint problems, osteoporosis and arthritis
    • Digestive health: Fibrous, helping keep the digestive system strong, absorb nutrients and avoid constipation
    • Infertility, hormonal balance and gestation: Contain Vitamins A,B, and E, which are essential for hormone production and sex drive. Nutrients like folic acid, iron, and iodine help tissue development and cell growth for expecting mothers

    Hopapops will sample its three flavors at Natural Products Expo East, including: White Cheddar, Mango Habanero (vegan) and Coconut (vegan) at booth #8910 located outside the entrance on Pratt street. The brand will also be on site at the Harvest Festival, September 11 at booth H66.

    About Hopapops:

    Developed by Jeff Brinkhoff, who offers 20 years of consumer product & food industry experience as founder of Red Monkey Foods, and partner Sameer Mehra, founder of Suminter India Organics, a leader in high quality organic ingredients, the company is committed to sourcing sustainable ingredients and dedicated to making a positive social and economic impact in the communities in which they operate. www.hopapops.com, Facebook and Instagram  for information on America’s next favorite snack.


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