In 1969, I graduated high school and got on a plane to L.A. to become an actress. I stumbled upon some hippies eating tofu sandwiches and they invited me to protest the war on the U.C.L.A. campus. One of the things that sustained us during that time, was my bag of popcorn that I made with nutritional yeast (a great source of B-complex vitamins, recommended for vegetarians), adding a yummy, cheesy taste. Every year I added an ingredient or two perfecting the flavor, with the intention of it being a complete meal. Spirulina, the last ingredient added, is a blue-green algae with up to 71% protein and all essential amino acids in perfect balance. A hit for young and old alike, I’ve been making my Greenthumb Popcorn ever since.
I live in a tree house in Miami, Florida and when my grandchildren visit I serve them this nutritiously addictive snack. Of course, Shawnee’s Greenthumb Popcorn uses Organic ingredients, guaranteed to be free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s.) Our commitment is to make a difference in the world, supporting family farmers and helping to improve the quality of “Mother Earth’s” soil, one pop at a time.