The Lil' Pops
We are The Lil’ Pops, an innovative food startup specializing in all things sorghum. Our ambition is to create a range of sorghum grain products to go across retail category and channel, making this 8,000 year old grain of the past the sustainable grain of the future. Our first product (our baby!) is a popped sorghum clustered snack that looks like itty-bitty teeny-tiny popcorn. They’re entirely corn free and don’t have the pesky hulls that get caught in your teeth (yay!).
Wait, but, what’s sorghum? Sorghum is an AMAZING US grown ancient grain. It’s naturally gluten free and unlike 88% of US corn, US sorghum has never been genetically modified. It’s a super drought resilient crop, requiring minimal water to grow. With Americans over consuming corn, we believe in the power of sorghum for the people and the planet! The Lil’ Pops are celebrating a positive future!
We are based in WeWork’s Food Labs. We are currently out of their SoHo location, moving to their brand-spankin’-new, Chelsea location by the end of the year. Food Labs is a remarkable co-working space full of food startups, CPG service providers, and freelancers who are hardworking, hustle-loving, super-humans that love their work as much as we do. It is a great, supportive, and positive environment. The new space will have an r&d kitchen, recording studio, and food photography studio. And, of course, let’s not forget the beer on tap!
Here in HQ, no two days are ever alike! We are looking for people who thrive in a fast paced, innovative environment and are willing to, and comfortable with “building the plane while flying it too.”