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We’re Everyone’s Flavor

From Idea to Icon: The Popology Journey

In 2014, long-time friends and seasoned educators Carlos Smith and Kendall Jackson envisioned a gourmet popcorn business, marking the beginning of an extraordinary journey. Their passion for popcorn brought them to open PopCulture Gourmet Shops in 2018, despite initial challenges like funding and market entry barriers. The duo’s commitment to quality and unique flavors led to the creation of a beloved Chicago snack landmark, known for its over 50 varieties of delicious, Chicago-style popcorn.

Evolving with Flavor and Community

Transitioning from PopCulture to Popology Chicago Popcorn in 2022 under new ownership, Carlos and his wife Okemia, with backgrounds in education and haircare, infused the business with fresh perspectives and renewed dedication. This rebranding wasn’t just a name change but a pledge to enhance the quality, community engagement, and innovation the brand stands for.

A Commitment to Freshness and Variety

At Popology, we use the finest ingredients to produce signature flavors like Cheese Coated Caramel, Honey BBQ, and Strawberry Cheesecake. Each batch of our popcorn is prepared on-site and sealed to perfection to ensure every kernel is as fresh as it is flavorful. Our dedication to variety is unmatched, with seasonal offerings and special promotions that keep our fans returning for more.

Building Community Through Flavor

Located in the heart of Homewood, IL, Popology is proud to be an integral part of our vibrant, walkable community. We uphold a commitment to local and broader communities through innovative popcorn fundraiser partnerships that support organizations with dedicated portals for their campaigns, making each popcorn purchase a step towards helping a cause.

Join Us on This Flavorful Journey

We invite you to visit Popology Chicago Popcorn to experience the unique tastes that celebrate the spirit of Chicago. Whether you’re looking for a snack for a movie night, a treat for your office, or a way to fundraise for your cause, we’re here to add a little pop of joy to your day. Join us in Homewood or explore our flavors online. Let’s make every popcorn moment memorable together.

Visit Us: Popology Chicago Popcorn

Visit us at our Homewood location. We’re excited to share our story and our popcorn with you!

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New Visitor Offer

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