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tell your pops he’s tops – beantown style!

calling all boston & new england snackers! are you looking for the perfect way to tell your pop he’s tops? how about treating him to a day at fenway park + a season’s supply of popchips?!

this summer, popchips has teamed up with weei: mut & merloni show and greater boston market basket to award a few lucky boston fans the opportunity to win the ultimate pops package! here’s how:

  • 6/16: listen to mut & merloni on weei sports radio this friday, june 17, at 12:20pm (edt) for the text-in code! winners receive signed sports memorabilia, tickets to meet & greet with red sox broadcasters joe castiglione & dave o’brien in fenway park, and a season’s supply of popchips! yes – a whole season’s supply of the perfect game day snack!
  • 6/20-6/24: follow @popchipsboston and tweet most correct answers about red sox all-star david ‘big papi’ ortiz. the tweeter with the most correct answers will win 2 mvp tickets to picnic in the park on july 24th!
  • 6/27-7/1: follow @popchipsboston and tweet the best twitpic of bbq spread to win 2 tickets to fenway park!
  • 6/26 – 7/3: be sure to stop in your local boston market basket anytime and pick up 2 bags of popchips for $4!

follow @popchipsboston to keep up with the weekly giveaway. who knows – you may be able to meet red sox favorite big papi (or, should we say, big popi!?) over a bag of popchips!

seeking the #1 san fran fan!

let’s face it.  there are some things in life that are just meant to go together. summer and slip-n-slides.  charlie sheen and twitter. fog and san francisco. and of course, snacking and sports.  we love sports. especially when winning is involved.  and here in our home town of san francisco, the torture has finally come to an end!  no, we’re not talking about the world series…we’re talking about san francisco’s champion chip….hey, that’s us!

this season, we’ve has teamed up with knbr: the sports leader, and northern california walgreens to find the #1 san fran fan, and award them the ultimate game day prize pack! here’s the scoop:

  • head into any northern california walgreens and snap your photo in front of the popchips display. (while you’re there, pick up any 3oz bag of popchips for only  $1.99!)
  • post your photo to www.popchips.com/sanfranfan before june 22nd, and share with your friends and fellow san fran fans
  • the most ‘pop’ular fan (the fan that collects the most “votes”) will win the ultimate game day prize pack!

the winning continues next monday, when all san fran fans will score the chance to meet san francisco’s favorite centerfielder (and popchips enthusiast) andres torres!

follow @popchipsSF to find out when & where you can meet the all-star over a snack!

remembering chris anderson


it is with deep sadness that we write to tell you that we lost a dear member of the popchips family this week when chris anderson passed away from cancer on june 7, 2011. he was 48 and is survived by his two adorable children, briana and lucas.

chris was #1. our very first employee. our vp of sales. our inspiration. our mentor. our confidant. our dear friend. we’ll never forget his incredible dedication, his zest for life, love for cars, his laughter, and (of course) his award-winning smile.

chris embodied so much about the values that drive us. about creating a company we can all be proud of. about integrity, and uncompromised morals. and about commitment. and it wasn’t that chris just worked hard (which he did!) – we all marveled at his passion and the way he connected with people. the company wouldn’t be where it is today without chris.

chris’ two children, briana and lucas, were his pride and joy. nothing made him happier than sharing stories and pictures. and we are really pleased to be setting up a college fund for briana and lucas, which the company, our employees, our board and several of our vendors are contributing to. we know that would make chris smile.

join us in celebrating an amazing man and his wonderful memories.

-keith and pat

snackquatch 2011

chromeo rocks out with pop

popchips are not baked, but perfect if you were….at this year’s sasquatch festival. we helped snackers regroup, recharge and refuel during the 4-day festival in quincy, washington, over memorial day weekend, and helped artists like chromeo rock out with their pop out.  we also conducted midnight snack attacks for fans in the campgrounds!

artists performing included foo fighters, death cab for cutie, the head and the heart, and more. fans were able to take photos with our backdrop and share with their friends.

check out a few photos from our gallery of the best moments from the festival.

what the bok?

your roadie popstar moira here again, reporting from the road with the bruno mars tour. crowds are coming out in droves to see the hooligans in wondaland tour after hearing pumped up reviews from their friends! and, it is a real show- there are 8 musicians on stage with bruno:

phil – vocals and hype man
eric – solid on the drums
phred – keyboards and music direction
kenji – wails guitar
jamareo – rocks bass
kameron, james & dwayne – hold down on brass: horns, trombone, saxophone and trumpet

i love seeing the talent and energy of the hooligans – they do almost non-stop choreography while playing all the songs live. before each show the guys get focused in their dressing room, then roll out to the stage in a pack, pumped up and chanting with each other- ‘heeeeyyyyy, heeyyyyy!” hanging with the hooligans is a whirl of harmonies and shenanigans…if bruno calls out a melody, the others chime in real smooth…if some 90s r&b come on the radio, best believe that the whole bus will sing along!

bruno and the hooligans love to break it down and play fun covers. in st. paul, they played whitney houston’s “saving all my love for you.” in independence, mo they played “kansas city, kansas city here i come.” bruno has so much fun with it, and it’s great to listen to because he’s playing the songs he feels like playing that day. they do a ska version of “the lazy song,” and i can’t help bouncing around every time i hear it.

sound check is a special time for the band to warm up without anyone around- no picture or recordings allowed! they check the sound in the venue and the instrument set-up that day. oh, and of course they bok a little too! and what is bok you say? like true artists, the hooligans have added flair to their everyday banter and even created words. bok could be likened to rock — like “let’s rock out”- in hooligan style. to pay homage to the name of their production crew the smeezingtons, the crew likes to add eezington to words like “perfectzington” for added oomph. it’s hysterical and adds to their own creative and unique styles.

i’d say a typical hooligan day would be: video games on the tour bus all afternoon, playing their hearts out on stage, then dancing and laughing all night. they have a party mix which gets played at the hotel parties and in the dressing room, with songs like ‘teach me how to ‘dougie’” and et by katy perry and “crank dat’ by soulja boy. and yeah, they can dougie, and crank dat too!

check out my pics here for more of a peek of whats poppin in wondaland…..

go home with bruno mars.

watch an exclusive video of life on mars.

in addition to touring coast-to-coast with bruno mars and his hooligans, popchips is giving fans the chance to go home with bruno…! just click here to watch the exclusive video of bruno mars: coming home part 1.

this is just the first of a three-part series that bruno is sharing exclusively with popchips fans, so check back here on june 9th and june 17th to watch the saga continue!

 

sasquatch or bust!

our snacks are packed. we’re heading to quincy, washington for the annual sasquatch music festival, where we’ll be poppin’ at the gorge all weekend, along with epic music acts including the foo fighters, death cab for cutie, modest mouse, wilco, decemberists and more.

planning to go? swing by our pop stop near the yeti stage to regroup with your crew, recharge your phone and refuel with some free popchips samples.

case of the munchies? follow & tweet us for a chance to score a midnight snack attack delivered right to your tent.

staying put? check out our twitter and facebook to keep up on what’s poppin’ at sasquatch.

moira goes to mars.

your “pop chick” moira here, reporting live from the road with bruno mars on his hooligans in wondaland tour! that’s right – i’m hitting 22 cities in 5 weeks with the band – bunking on the tour bus, sharing popchips with fans across the country and bringing you exclusive updates along the way. i know – it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it! ;)

bruno’s voice, the incredibly talented 8-man band of hooligans, the awesome lighting, the fun crowd, and (of course) the tasty snacks, the show is popping! but don’t take my word for it. see for yourself. click here to check out some highlights from my life on mars thus far….

until then,  popchips is giving you the chance to experience life on mars for yourself! click here and enter to meet bruno & the band for our last u.s. stop in vegas on june 16th, plus a year’s supply of popchips!