Courtesy of De J. Lozada

De J. Lozada thinks your popcorn could use a little soul.

A single mom to two sons, a caretaker to her niece and elderly father, and unable to work due to a since-cured undiagnosed illness, Lozada had just $53 left in her bank account when she sold her first batch of gourmet popcorn in 2016.

“I chose popcorn because it was my favorite snack and I already knew how to flavor it in new and different ways,” says Lozada, who lives in Austin, Texas. “Before my illness, I always gave popcorn as love offerings to

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