and my best friend. She taught me how to make healthy, homemade popcorn with clean ingredients—and more importantly, she taught me to follow what I believe in. I’m honored to donate a portion of our proceeds from each Live Love Pop® flavor to a different nonprofit organization.” 



Sharing our love for popcorn — and people.

Our Story

Just like kernels of popcorn waiting to be popped, each of us is filled with the potential to become part of something bigger.

At Live Love Pop®, our mission is to bring you the healthiest, tastiest gourmet popcorn in the world — while also making the world a little bit better than we found it. Today, you can find our uniquely flavored, all-natural popcorn on the shelves of your favorite stores all across the country. But when Lauren B. Mariel first launched our company in 2013, she had just one person in mind: her mother.

As a young girl, Lauren’s fondest memories were in the kitchen with her mom, who taught her how to make homemade, healthy popcorn on the stovetop. By the time Lauren was in college, she was popping up creations so tasty her family and friends began placing orders for gifts, parties, and charity events. In the beginning, Live Love Pop was just a kernel of an idea—a way for mom and daughter to spend time together and show off their popcorn prowess. But when Lauren’s mom was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in 2013, it all changed.

Shocked and heartbroken by this news, Lauren quit her corporate job to spend more time with her mom and help her through the long journey of aggressive treatments. She began to think about how she could help her mother and channel her energy into something that would create a better tomorrow. It didn’t take long for an idea to pop into her head—why not sell the popcorn she and her mom loved to make on a larger scale and donate a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer research? And with that, Live Love Pop was born.

We’re happy to say that today, Lauren’s mom and pop are both doing great—and our little brand has grown larger than we could have ever hoped. Lauren’s dream was to create a happy, healthy snack that not only tasted delicious and made people feel good but also had a real purpose and mission behind it. The company was created to honor Lauren’s mother —and as it has expanded and introduced new flavors, we’ve also added new nonprofits in order to make an even bigger difference in the world. A portion of the proceeds from each flavor of Live Love Pop goes toward a different charity. Sales of Lauren’s mother’s favorite flavor, Truffle Salt, will always benefit Breast Cancer Research. Visit our Selfless Snacking page to learn more about our mission-based brand and the other charities we support. Pop open a better world!

Mission Driven Munchies

Even popcorn can have a reason for being. Whether you’re noshing, nibbling, munching, or crunching, we believe snacking should be four things: delicious, easy, good for you—and good for the world, too. That’s why at Live Love Pop®, we use only simple, lovable, and wholesome ingredients to create the best popcorn you’ve ever tasted: popcorn, oil, and seasoning. After all, the foods that come to us from nature are already perfect — so why mess with a good thing? Of course, Live Love Pop is not just a tasty, healthy snack. It’s a snack that gives back. Each of our eight flavors is linked to a charity that means something to all of us, from breast cancer research to hunger relief efforts to veteran health programs. (Visit our Selfless Snacking Page to learn more.) With every bite you enjoy, you’ll be doing your part to help us make this beautiful world a better place, one kernel at a time. So, live well. Laugh often. And pop much.

Good for you. Good for the world. It’s all good.

We want to make healthy snacking easier and more enjoyable for everyone — whether at home, at work, or on the go. But we understand that it can be hard to stick to your diet when you’re hungry NOW. That’s why we created the perfect healthy snack you can enjoy anywhere. Every bag of Live Love Pop® is low-calorie, non-GMO, gluten-free, free of preservatives, vegan (excluding Honey BBQ), whole grain, and, most importantly, delicious. At Live Love Pop®, we believe you shouldn’t have to feel guilty after snacking — as long as you’re choosing foods with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Make us your official Munching Mentor. And make healthy snacking easier than ever.