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Published on March 29th, 2009 | by Lucille Chi


Organic Old-fashioned Popcorn in Hot New Flavors for Fun Green Events

Did you know that 479 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature for popping corn? 479° knows it, and makes artisan popcorn the old-fashioned way, from scratch, by hand, here in San Francisco.

Arnold’s organization actively practices the four pillars of SOLE – sustainable, organic, local and ethical –by working with farmers who practice sustainable organic farming and employ fair trade practices, ensuring that both our planet and its people are well taken care of.”

I am so inspired by the brilliant founder Jean Arnold. 479° Popcorn uses the finest organic ingredients as well as savvy sustainable business practices.

Here are some of their signature sweet and savory popcorn flavors:

  • Alderwood Smoked Salt: Infused with organic extra virgin olive oil..
  • Madras Curry Cashew: Hand-blended Madras curry with Toasted coconut + roasted cashews.
  • Pimentòn de La Vera: “vibrant + dashing smoky Spanish paprika with bursts of ripe organic tomato + onion”
  • Black Truffle: Mixed with organic aged white cheddar drizzled with aromatic black truffle oil.
  • Chipotle Caramel Almond: Created with rich, dark organic caramel spiked with chipotle chili + toasted almonds.
  • Ginger Sesame Caramel: Gingered and infused organic caramel tossed with toasted black sesame seeds.
  • Fleur de Sel Caramel: Exquisitely blended, “elegant + fanciful sweet, crunchy organic caramel sprinkled with delicate flakes of sea salt”
  • Vietnamese Cinnamon: Spiced and dusted with crunchy organic sugar.

Their Green Mission states:

  • They’re always buying local. All products come from nearby organic producers to reduce our carbon footprint and to foster sustainability.
  • “Not a single kernel ends up in the trash. Company composts religiously.
  • “We like trees.”
  • “We’re taking a ride on the SOLE train.”
  • “We’re making our carbon footprint as small as possible.”
  • “Work with local, family-owned packaging companies that use only local, sustainably managed resources.”
  • Canisters and shipping boxes are made with a minimum of 90% recycled paper.
  • They only use natural, non-toxic products made by companies such as Seventh Generation to clean the kitchen.
  • All their offices have replaced all non-dimming incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents and have replaced low wattage dimming incandescent bulbs with cold cathodes.

Via Heart of Green.

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About the Author

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level. Sustainability studies: & B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science. Contact: lucillechi (at)

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