Jayden Hammond Serves Vegan Popcorn to Chicago
At just 12 years old, Jayden Hammond of Chicago, Illinois is the founder of f J-Rock’s Pop Gourmet Vegan Popcorn, a company which sells organic popcorn made with wholesome ingredients such as organic coconut oil. Hammond’s love for popcorn, keen interest in living a healthy lifestyle, and entrepreneurial ambitions were all contributing factors to him starting his own business.
A Family Thing
Hammond’s vegan pop corn recipe was handed down from his family. He stated,
“For years, my family and I have enjoyed vegan popcorn as our favorite homemade snack, especially on movie nights. Since my mom is a health coach and my father is studying to be an acupuncturist, they have trained me and my sister to make healthy choices. So, we like to experiment with our popcorn by using different seasonings and toppings.”
As for entrepreneurship? he has his family to thank for that, too.
“They tell me all the time that it will be best to own my own business so that I can be in full control of my life,” he said.
How Jay Makes His Popcorn Rock
Apart from being 100% vegan and organic, J-Rock’s Pop Gourmet Vegan Popcorn is gluten-free and contains no artificial ingredients, dairy, GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, or preservatives.
Current flavors include J-Rock’s Classic (garlic and cheese), Ethiopian barbecue (spicy and sweet), and plain, and Hammond is currently working on additional flavors.
5% of all profits from the company go toward aiding in the alleviation of the residual effects of the Flint Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan.
By: Danielle Dixon
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