Our Popcorn, The Flavors, and Ingredients

Truthful Kernel’s products are made with some of the finest,out there. It starts with organic corn kernels that are expertly popped in 100% grapeseed oil in small batches to ensure that each kernel is perfectly fluffy, crunchy, and delicious. Then we season our fresh, hot popcorn with our signature flavors, which include premium ingredients like natural sea salt, organic brown butter, organic cheddar, cayenne pepper, and organic nooch.

Simply Salt Popcorn

Simply Salt

For our popcorn purists, Simply Salt uses pure and unrefined sea salt, which is full of more than 60 raw minerals, to bring out our organic popcorn’s natural flavors. It is only lightly salted.

Brown Butter Popcorn

Brown Butter

If butter had a superhero cousin, it would be Brown Butter. We take organic butter from The Straus Family Creamery and put it through a browning process to enhance its rich, buttery flavor.

Organic Cheddar Popcorn

Organic Cheddar

For the cheese lovers, our Organic Cheddar popcorn is bursting with the flavor of smooth organic cheddar cheese from Azure Farms located in the foothills of Mt. Hood, Oregon.

Simply Salt Popcorn

Cayenne Pepper

For those who like some spice on their taste buds, as well as some significant health benefits. Cayenne is very high in antioxidants and can boost metabolism Great flavor with some kick!

Brown Butter Popcorn

Organic Nooch

A cheese lovers delight and it's non-dairy. Vegans and those familiar with nutritional yeast have found popcorn Nirvana, a rare commodity! The taste of cheese without the cheese.

Get to Know Your Ingredients

We pride ourselves on our ability to be open and honest about our ingredients and where they come from. We won’t use an ingredient that we wouldn’t be willing to talk about with our customers. To that end, read on and see what our products are about.

Popcorn is loaded with whole grain, fiber, and polyphenols, which are important antioxidants for the body. While fruits and veggies contain polyphenols too, those polyphenols are diluted in the 90% water that makes up most fruits and veggies. Polyphenols in popcorn, on the other hand, are only diluted in 4% water, which means each kernel is packed with some serious polyphenol punch.

To go the extra mile, Truthful Kernel’s organic, non-GMO popcorn comes from corn that is grown in the rich, pesticide-free fields of Pleasant Grove Farms in the Sacramento Valley. Pleasant Grove Farms is a certified organic wholesale grain and bean farm that has been family owned and operated since 1946. The farm’s land is certified organic (they don’t grow anything non-organic), and their popcorn is top quality.

As you can probably guess, grapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes through a cold process pressing method that allows the oil to retain its highly nutritious benefits. Grapeseed oil is non-hydrogenated and has no transfats or cholesterol.

Our popcorn is expertly popped in pure grapeseed oil from Sutter Buttes, a company located in Sutter, California, that is known for its high quality oils and flavored tapenades, jams, olive oils, and balsamic vinegars. Fruit for their oils is grown within a 30 mile radius of the Sutter Buttes, a Sacramento Valley volcanic formation created 300 million years ago, an area known for its abundance of fruit orchards. Sutter Buttes’ oil gives our popcorn the subtlest flavor and the most satisfying crunch.

Truthful Kernel uses butter from Straus Family Creamery Organic Butter, a farm located in the lush green hillsides of Marin County, California. Straus Family Creamery makes its butter in a 1950s butter churn with organic cream, and no coloring or additives are ever used. While making butter “the old fashioned way” takes longer, it results in a delicious, creamy butter that has little moisture and makes for delicious fluffy popcorn.

We use gluten free, non-GMO, kosher cheddar from Azure, the largest independent natural and organic food distributor in the country. Our cheddar blend is a perfect complement to Truthful Kernel’s fluffy, crunchy popcorn, and the popcorn grooves make awesome pockets for locking in that cheesy flavor.

Truthful Kernel uses delicious wildflower honey gathered from an extensive variety of wildflowers found in the rolling fields of Northern California. These wildflowers are beautiful and various, and the honey produced from the bees in this area is naturally sweet, beautifully golden, and delectable.

Our popcorn contains natural sea salt, which we love because it is made without adding any chemicals or preservatives. It contains more than 60 trace minerals and tastes delicious.

The Truthful Kernel Habit

We're crazy about popcorn and that’s why each ingredient was chosen with the utmost care, and we can’t help but share with you just how great each of these ingredients are. We promise that by the time you’re done reading, you’re going to understand just why everyone here at Truthful Kernel has committed to forming the “Truthful Kernel habit.”