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ANGIE’S Boomchickapop is a national brand distributed in natural food, grocery, club and mass retail outlets in all 50 states as well as in Canada.  Look for us in the natural food aisle.  We like to think the A is for awesome.

 

ANGIE’S our company

 

A select few ingredients are carefully chosen and popped fresh, batch by batch, in Mankato, Minnesota.

 

It’s how Angie’s started, and we intend to keep it that way.

 

Led by founders Angie and Dan Bastian, 150 or so others now help make the magic and the popcorn happen on a daily basis. Together we make 80,000 bags of popcorn daily, deliciously ready for you.

 

ANGIE’S products & flavors

 

We’re always testing new flavors and putting out our absolute favorites as limited editions or new products. And, as always, Angie personally tastes and approves every new product that leaves the building!

 

Boomchickapop also came along as the little sister to Angie’s kettle corn and popcorn. Like many siblings, they were born in the same place and to the same people, but with distinct personalities.

 

ANGIE’S our history

 

2001

 

Angie and Dan Bastian wanted to start a college fund for their two children, demonstrate the value of hard work, and importantly, create something that the family could do together.

 

Angie was a nurse, Dan was a teacher, and they made popcorn. Boy did they ever. At local events, in their small kitchen and into the wee hours, who knew what was coming next?

 

The couple started selling Angie’s Kettle Corn at outdoor events and soon it became a local sensation. One day Dan and Angie decided to give the Vikings players and coaches bags of kettle corn after their summer training camp in Mankato.

 

They liked it. A lot. So much so that Angie’s becomes the official kettle corn of the Minnesota Vikings (who knew?).

 

2004

 

Soon fans wanted to get it in the off-season. Dan and Angie brought the operations inside. In their small kitchen and into the wee hours, it was now a full-time job… that grew into a real business after a few years.

 

ANGIE’S founders

 

ANGIE BASTIAN

 

A child of the Midwest and Florida, Angie is our namesake. First she worked behind the scenes when she wasn’t doing rounds as a nurse. Now she is president, tastemaker and brand north star.

 

DAN BASTIAN

 

Minnesota born and raised, Dan was a high school Spanish teacher and baseball coach when he first started popping corn. Today the CEO who keeps everything running smoothly, he still coaches his daughter’s and son’s sports teams.

 

Despite a busy company, Angie and Dan have never lost sight of their most important endeavor: their children and extended family.

 

ANGIE’S community

 

Dan and Angie dedicate their time and resources to many community activities. Here are just a few of the organizations and efforts that Angie’s supports:

 

Youth and Education:

Schools and PTO’s

School Activities –Arts, Theater, Sports, Speech, Band, Youth community basketball, baseball, hockey, motor-cross, girls scouts, boy scouts, softball, swimming, BMX, women’s lacrosse

Safety Camp for Kids

YMCA

Backpack Food Program

Global Youth Service Day

The Lab at Lakewood

Junior Achievement

 

 

Health and Research:

Walk for Celiac

ALS Association

Arthritis Foundation

March of Dimes

Walk for Water

Kids Against Hunger

Relay for Life

Special Olympics

Wishes and More

Celiac Disease Foundation

Women Run the Cities

American Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

National MS Society

One Bright Star

American Lung Association

Walk for Autism

Lupus Foundation

Race for the Cure

POP Ultimate Women’s Frisbee

 

Military, Veterans and Service:

Operation Care Package

Soldier’s Angels

National Guard

Veteran’s Homes

Disabled Veterans

Tee it up for the Troops

Hero’s Inc.

Air National Guard

VA Hospital

 

The Arts:

Chicago Film Festival

Twin Cities Film Festival

Smithsonian Institute

Acme Outdoor Movie Club

The Jungle Theater

 

Animal Support Organizations:

Misfit Acres

Basset Buddies

Humane Society

Tiger Lilly Cat Rescue