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The next food frontier

The next food frontier

From 61 NEXTY nominations down to four NEXTY Editors' Choice award winners, read about why we chose Quinn Popcorn as one of this year's best brands. To learn more about or to purchase the NEXT Forecast 2014, visit  

From 61 NEXTY nominations down to four NEXTY Editors' Choice award winners, we're proud to present one of two winners in the Foods and Bevs category: Congratulations, Quinn Popcorn!    

2013 NEXTY Editors' Choice, Food & BeveragesWinner | Foods + Beverages

Credit Quinn Popcorn’s rocket ride of success (the company has already snagged great press in Delicious Living, Natural Foods Merchandiser, O: The Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Washington Post, andmore) to the fact that Quinn is defining a new wave of food manufacturing by pioneering chemical-free microwave bags and non-GMO popcorn. We love that cofounders Kristy and Coulter Lewis, young entrepreneurs with no food industry background, took a ubiquitous and grossly adulterated product (conventional microwave popcorn) and reinvented it—really, restored it—as a healthful snack.

Although they don’t consider themselves activists, the Lewises’ tenacious attitude keeps them going through numerous obstacles as they insist on clean ingredients and form partnerships with other like-minded health food companies. And the products? Delicious, with five flavors (two new), plus killer package design and next-gen instructional graphics. For a simple yet profound mission to clean up food one compostable bag at a time, Quinn Popcorn represents the next great hope for our broken food systems.

To learn more about or to purchase the NEXT Forecast 2014, visit

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