- All-Natural | No Preservatives | No Additives
- Produced in Pierz, MN by Smude's.
Try our new all-natural, no preservatives, no additives, microwave popcorn! Containing only three ingredients (popcorn, sea salt, and Smude's sunflower oil), our microwave popcorn doesn't leave a waxy residue in your mouth. It tastes fresh! This is not your average day popcorn!
We (Tom and Jenni Smude) started our enterprise in 2010 after a rough year for crops in 2007. Why sunflowers? We started looking for a drought-tolerant crop and this is where it led.
Our first goal was to sell by-products and the oil bulk by semi loads. Three months later the we were faced with a hard choice when the price for bulk oil fell. So, with a positive mind, we decided to start selling retail oil on March 10th, 2012.
The word spread about the new product and soon retailers were calling us! Now our products are across the Midwest in retailers and hometown shops. The oil is also available online which ships across the country.
Business is popping!
In 2011 we began working with the Minnesota Agricultural Utilization Institute (AURI) to develop Minnesota’s first cold-press sunflower oil manufacturing company. Fast forward six years and we expanded our Smude’s Sunflower Oil into microwave popcorn.
Made with our Smude’s heart-healthy sunflower oil, we launched Smude’s Brand Microwave Popcorn in August 2017, and it’s already available at major grocery store chains, including Cub, Coborn’s, and Lunds & Byerlys.