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Our oldest son, Tye, has dealt with food allergies his entire life. Throughout the years, he's handled his allergies and has been a good sport about it even though he may be tempted here and there. In 2012 when he was about 8 years old, we noticed that he was a bit bothered by not being able to enjoy all the delicious treats that his friends and family enjoyed. This tugged at our hearts a bit and so we began to explore ideas and different alternatives for him to try.
We decided to give popping corn an unconventional approach for our boy. We purchased some kernels, corn oil, sea salt and began to experiment. Our first couple of weeks were pure trial and error. How hard could it be to put some kernels in a pot and add heat? We were shocked when we realized how much of a science it took to perfect homemade kettle popcorn. But after many attempts and taste testing, we succeeded. It was very refreshing to know that we could make Tye's popcorn fresh and with natural ingredients. But there's a slight twist to this realization. Our entire family of 5 absolutely fell in love with the popcorn. We tried different kernels, oils, pots, etc. Our kitchen literally became popcorn heaven. After while, we got the idea to add sugar to see if we could pull off kettle corn. Similar to the beginning of our popcorn journey, we perfected our kettle corn recipe! Over time our friends, co-workers and extended family began to enjoy our popcorn. Requests for Popcorn and Kettle Corn began to flood in and before we knew it our business was birthed... HotSugarPop!