Our Story

Family owned & operated

Pop Cornaa is Emily Tse’s mission to create the most delicious gourmet popcorn creations that you’ve ever tasted, using only natural ingredients. A foodie dream, Pop Cornaa is as natural and scrumptious as its namesake, Cornaa, on the beautiful Isle of Man.

You won’t be seeing any GMO’s up in here and NO NASTIES (the word artificial is not in our vocabulary). We make small batches, all handcrafted in the unrivalled clean sea air of a UNESCO Biosphere Island.

We use only NATURAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE POWDERS for our flavours and colours – and why wouldn’t you?! Each kernel is popped with care, using the highest quality MONSTER mushroom popping kernels, fluffy clouds of perfection!

The butter we use is from FREE ROAMING, GRASS FED, Isle of Man cows – we know exactly where our ingredients come from (down to the names of the cows!)

Our popcorn making business is built on provenance and sustainability and what better place to operate than from a UNESCO Biosphere Island. Wherever we can, we reduce food miles and ensure food traceability so you can happily taste the “Manx Magic” in our gourmet popcorn.

Inspired by nature

Cultural popcorn

Food has always been the centre of connectivity in our family and culture. Growing up as a British Born Chinese in the heart of a thriving family food business in London has ignited my passion to create a product that resonates with my inner child. Exposed to a culinary adventure at a young age, coupled with a love of travelling and experiencing a melting pot of cultures in latter years has inspired our Asian range.

The Isle of Man is rich in its own resources and offers food producers an abundant variety of key ingredients to create a truly unique taste sensation. I was keen to incorporate as many fresh ingredients as possible to arrive at a premium product, as consumers are now more aware of where their food comes from.

This trend has become more prominent over the years, and I am keen on providing the freshest of ingredients to my own young family, now that I am a parent myself.

about emily ...

I believe the generation of today are keen on seeking more authentic flavours as opposed to the introductory of ethnic food choices of 50 years ago. Global travel has exposed many people to new and exciting taste sensations which I believe are still in their infancy in the UK. The Asian diet is rich in many plant foods that nurture and benefit the human body and it is with this key concept in mind for the range of products we produce.