Yuma-based kettle corn company to appear on the Cooking Channel
A Pop Above, a Yuma-based kettle corn maker that has scored TV appearances and grand prizes for its caramel, birthday cake and other delicacies, will show up in another TV show tonight.
Hunter Manzo, who owns and operates the business with wife Kelly Manzo, said they will be seen in the “Carnival Kings” episode airing at 8 p.m. on the Cooking Channel. They are also the stars of a short web-only video on the network’s website.
The segments were filmed at the Pima County Fair in Tucson in April, he said. The show stars chef
Richie Farina, who searches for “cutting-edge culinary competition” at fairs around the country, the website says.
A Pop Above was highlighted in “Carnival Eats,” a different Cooking Channel series, in March 2017, and won the Arizona State Fair’s “Best of the West” kettle corn competition the following November.
The Manzos met while attending culinary school in Chicago and launched their popcorn and spice businesses after graduating and moving to Yuma in 2009. Their popcorn wagon is based at Yuma Palms shopping center during the winter and they sell spices and popcorn at the Arizona Marketplace.
The Cooking Channel is available in Yuma on DirecTV on channel 232, Dish Network on channel 113, and on Spectrum on channel 163. For more information, find A Pop Above - Popcorn Company on Facebook or @ AP op Above on Twitter.
KELLY (LEFT) AND HUNTER MANZO’S BUSINESS A POP ABOVE shows off their prize-winning creation that got them featured in a past episode of the Cooking Channel’s “Carnival Eats.” Now the Yuma pair will be profiled tonight in another Cooking Channel show, “Carnival Kings.”