• Ashlyn Shadden

Pop Around The Corner--the most addicting vendor out there. (Seriously, rehab may be needed.)

We discovered our next vendor out of curiosity. Who were these popcorn people? They were literally popping up everywhere we looked around our hometown, so we got curious. We disobeyed all the rules of braces (adult braces at the time) and dug into a bag of our own, and just like that, we were addicted.

We just knew we had to bring Pop Around The Corner popcorn westward to Boho Saint Jo. Derrick & Emily Roberts came willingly and fed our hungry, popcorn-obsessed shoppers at our last show . . . and people have not stopped asking about them since!

We want to share with you a little bit of the Pop Around the Corner history. Straight from the owners themselves.

When Derrick & Emily first started looking for a place to open their business they honestly had no idea where to start. Building after building they just didn’t feel like they were looking in the right places. After lots of prayer, God opened the doors for a perfect spot 501 W. Main St in Downtown Historical Denison, Texas. Their blood, sweat and tears went into getting the shop ready. Finally, by December 2015 they were ready for the shop to open and they haven’t stopped poppin’ since!

The husband and wife duo opened the doors up not sure of where the Lord would guide the business. They were blessed to have the love and support from their family and friends who would come in the late hours of the night to help keep up with the orders and upcoming events. They have been able to go from a two man operation to adding three more employees all year round. They still have lots of help from friends and family during events and every day operations.

When Derrick & Emily opened the doors to their business they knew that God had opened up a mission field that would be unlike anything they had ever experienced. God opened up the doors so they knew that He would show them what to do. They have both been able to help people in the community, pray for those who are struggling and even though they are not perfect they try their hardest to encourage those around them and have the best popcorn around.

Working together with your spouse can be challenging but at the end of the day Derrick & Emily have both become closer and learned together. They love having a family environment at the shop and everyone is welcome!

Here's just a few comments from their customers: (Customers that the Roberts say are "some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.")

*Awesome service! The most popcorn flavors I’ve ever tried! Awesome family place to try out new popcorn flavors.

*Best gourmet popcorn around!

*Awesome stuff! Better than the gourmet popcorn place we have liked in Dallas and much closer to home.

*It’s like the Baskin-Robbins of popcorn. So many different flavors to choose from.

Pop Around the Corner is located at 501 W. Main St. Downtown Denison, TX. They have traveled all over for wonderful events and festivals. In downtown Denison they have participated in numerous events such as Music on Main, Fall Festival, Bark & Paws, Doc Holliday, and much more.

Their favorite event is when Santa comes to their Shop! He will be arriving December 7th along with FREE professional photos for every family, free popcorn for kids 12 and under, food trucks, fun activities for the kids and much more.

You can also find them at Market Days at Liberty Crossing in Gainesville, TX, and anywhere from Celina, TX to Pottsboro, TX and everywhere in between.

Need help picking a popcorn flavor to start?

Derrick's favorite popcorn is their Sweet Heat Mix. It is a mixture of Smokey Jalapeno Cheddar with Carmel. It’s just enough sweet with just enough heat! Emily’s favorite popcorn is their Pop Crunch mix. It’s a delicious bend of Sea Salt & Camel with white and milk chocolate, caramelized pecans & cashews and of course chocolate covered almonds! It’s sooooo good!!!

A few crowd favorites are Dill Pickle, Caramel, Smokey Jalapeno Cheddar, Tuxedo and don’t forget about Banana Pudding! With over 50 flavors to pick from its too hard to have one favorite.

You will find Pop Around the Corner set up outside on Howell Street at our fall show Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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