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Small Business Saturday with 9NEWS!

By Christopher Zettle

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Another Great Mention from Denver Westword

By Bold Apps

Get your party popping! City Pop makes fresh, specialty popcorn with proprietary candy-coating recipes to turn the popcorn all shades of Halloween. 

For the traditionalist, try Halloween Mix featuring orange- and blackberry-flavored corn. Get your sorcery on with Hocus Pocus, a potion of Dr. Pepper corn and blackberry vanilla, or Witchcraft, a mix of cheesecake, green apple and blackberry. And if you aren't tired of pumpkin spice this season, the caramel corn sweetened with nutmeg and cinnamon is like eating pumpkin pie. 

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The Ultimate Guide to the Sweetest Candy Shops in the US!

By Bold Apps

Check our TripAdvisor's ultimate guide to the sweetest candy shops in the US.  Proud to be part of the elite:

You’ll never leave City Pop disappointed. This shop allows visitors to build their own tin of gourmet popcorn, choosing from off-the-wall flavours like bacon cheddar, fried pickle, toffee almond and more.


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Flavors of City Pop Gourmet Popcorn

By Christopher Zettle

When most people think of Halloween treats, they think of candy. But popcorn can be just as delicious, especially for a horror movie marathon. Usually popcorn is served up with a pinch of salt and butter. However, local popcorn shop City Pop shifts the spectrum by offering 70 different flavors of popcorn.

Inside, the floors are a maple brown all around with white shelves in the middle. Sitting on these shelves are clear, fish bowl shaped jars filled with different flavored jelly beans, chocolates, and hard candies. The selection has normal flavors like green apple, but doesn’t skip out on wacky ones like champagne bubbles.

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Four Candy Stores to Try Right Now: 5280 Magazine

By Christopher Zettle

The New Kid on the Block: City Pop (1561 Champa St.)


Technically, City Pop is a gourmet popcorn joint with more than 70 flavors, but considering that half the store is filled with large glass jars of bulk candy, it’s hard to ignore its presence on the sweet scene. Owner Chris Zettle says the brightly colored wall of candy tins and packaged treats draws customers in, and we agree; the displays are literally eye candy.

Try: The Pink grapefruit, banana, or black cherry Albanese gummy bears (The treats are vegan and gluten-free—and devoid of the pig gelatin that normally goes into gummy candies). $7.99 per pound

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Check Out City Pop on THE LIST

By Christopher Zettle

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Our Interview With the Denver Post

By Christopher Zettle

(Seth McConnell, YourHub, The Denver Post, May 1, 2014)

Interview with 

Christopher Zettle, Owner

Q: How did you get involved in this business?

A: Chris has always enjoyed cooking and has an extensive and rigorous background concerning sweets and snacks. His experience, passion and talents led him to create a family business that shares his excitement for sweet treats. Chris' favorite snack is popcorn and he loves to combine this unique treat with other flavors that take snacking to the next level.

Q: What distinguishes you from other businesses in your category?

A: City Pop specializes in over 70 flavors of gourmet popcorn that are made on site and popped fresh daily. Each week a new flavor is released and featured for customers who decided whether it should be added to the everyday menu of flavor offerings. In addition to gourmet popcorn, guests can choose from over 400 selections of bulk and packaged candy, including nostalgic specialties from childhood memories. If you are looking for a special gift or an interesting idea to cater your next big event, City Pop can help with customized tins and gift baskets as well as popcorn and candy bars.

Q: What do you like best about your line of work?

A: Customers are what Chris and his team enjoys the most. Building lasting relationships and exceeding customer's expectations are the key to City Pop's success.

Q: What is your business' biggest challenge?


A: We rely on service and sampling to keep our customers coming back. Our biggest challenge is keeping up with the candy and popcorn flavor requests our customer give us to help build our brand. Our customer's feedback is very important to us and we continually look for ways to improve our product offering and customer experience.

Q: Something people might be surprised to learn about you or your business:

A: Our business is owned locally and not part of a franchise. We're proud to say we grow our business by delivering the finest quality of gourmet popcorn using the highest quality of ingredients. We use real cheeses, made-from-scratch caramel recipes and only the best seasonings in all of our products.


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