The owner of Sweet Mary Jo's has always liked popcorn and she realized that there aren't many popcorn snack options available in the market. When she would watch her mother make popcorn, she became inspired to create even better snacks of her own. She started by making caramel popcorn and sharing that with friends and family — and they loved it. So much so, they even asked for more delicious flavors.
After finishing college, earning her degree in business, the market was in a recession and she decided to start a business of her own. Prior to starting her business, she had only sold her popcorn treats to her friends and family. Several of the new flavors she developed were southern deserts like vanilla pudding, cookies and cream, banana pudding, red velvet cake, German chocolate cake, and many more.