The story of Truthful Kernel really began more than 25 years ago, when co-founder Jon found himself working in sales for a large corporation and spending an inordinate amount of time traveling on the road for his job. Jon realized that he needed a snack to break the monotony of those long drives but was quickly disappointed by the commercial snacks he found on the market.
The snacks that tasted good seemed to always be full of unhealthy fats, oils, additives, preservatives, and other not-so-natural ingredients, while the healthy snacks he found tasted bland and boring. That’s when a “kernel” of an idea (excuse the pun!) began to grow in Jon’s head. He already knew that popcorn was healthy and full of antioxidants and fiber, so he decided to start making homemade popcorn to take with him on the road.
The challenge for Jon would be making the popcorn taste as good as it felt to eat it. Thus began a 25-year quest for the perfect popcorn recipe, one that would eventually also include Jon’s son, Tommy. Together, the pair spent years experimenting with different popcorns, different oils, different flavorings, and different popping methods before they finally achieved success. Truthful Kernel’s products are the result of that two-and-a-half decadelong search for the perfect recipe.
Needless to say, Jon and Tommy are popcorn connoisseurs. They have 25 years of popcorn making (and popcorn eating!) experience, and you won’t find two people more passionate about popcorn. And lucky for us, they’re eager to share that passion.
Jon and Tommy have a mission for their company, and their mission is simple: to use high quality, gourmet ingredients and create a snack option for people who don’t want to have to choose between their health and their tastebuds. That’s why Truthful Kernel’s products are made with ingredients like locally grown organic corn, 100% grapeseed oil, and organic butter that is then carefully browned for flavor. Truthful Kernel’s recipes combine the unthinkable: healthy ingredients with great taste.
Even after starting Truthful Kernel, Jon and Tommy have refused to sit back and rest. This father-son team is still constantly in the kitchen, working on new recipes and trying new ingredients, all in the name of keeping people’s mouths and bodies happy.
So try a bag, and see what 25 years of passion for popcorn tastes like. Trust us, you won’t regret it.