Mark and Erin Sarafa, Pop Daddy Snacks
Pop Daddy was born out of the passion—some would say obsession—that Pop Daddy Snacks Founder’s Mark and Erin Sarafa had for microwave popcorn. When he learned about the chemicals used in microwave popcorn, he realized he needed to find a new, healthier way to feed his family’s addiction!
Mark bought a large popcorn machine and started experimenting. They were thrilled the popcorn was so popular, and after two years of giving away his popcorn for free, his wife Erin and two kids, J.T. and Grace, suggested he sell it. In 2013, Pop Daddy became Mark’s full-time job with the idea of "Bold Snacks made with Big Heart" becoming the backbone of the company.
In 2018, Pop Daddy's Seasoned Pretzel business was born when Erin’s cousin was visiting from Iowa and brought over a nicely packaged Tupperware of her homemade seasoned pretzels as a gift. The family loved them and began making them at home for personal consumption. Mark brought some to work, and the Pop Daddy employees loved them so much, they convinced Mark to package and sell them. Today, Pop Daddy Snacks offer 10 unique popcorn flavors along with 8 Bold and Unique Seasoned Pretzel Flavors.