I’m a huge supporter of the growing food entrepreneur community in Minnesota, and am amazed by the number of the great products that are now on shelves in grocery stores and co-ops across the country.
Bee Free Honee, an all-natural, plant-based honey substitute.
Seven Sundays, an all-natural gourmet muesli.
Philia Foods, a ridiculously good feta spread.
But every once in a while, I need to scratch my head.
Consider this product available at Lund’s. Cocky Pop, a “caramel coated popcorn infused with cashews, pecans and almonds.”
Poppycock® is “a decadent blend of Orville Redenbacher’s® light, fluffy popcorn and premium whole nuts — all covered in a sweet, indulgent glaze,” produced by ConAgra Foods®.
So, we have a knock-off product that appears to be blatantly trading off of a registered trademark of a $15 billion company.
And did you happen to notice the name of company that produces Cocky Pop?
We Are Nuts…yeah, I’d say.