Perhaps we're a bit late to the popcorn party, but we've only just discovered the joy of Joe & Seph's yummy popcorn treats. They've made it their mission to create popcorn in any flavour your heart desires (orange marmalade popcorn for breakfast anyone?) and I couldn't have been happier to meet founder Adam...
Tell us what you do in 3 words.
Make delicious popcorn!
What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
The feeling of seeing people pick up your product from the shelf and buying it will never, ever get old.
What's the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
I didn’t receive the advice personally, but I’ve always like the Epictetus quote: “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak." I think listening is so important, especially when you’re running a business so you can understand exactly what your customers’ needs are.
What’s the oddest popcorn flavour request you’ve had?
We’ve got a bit of a reputation as the “Willy Wonka of popcorn” so we get a fair few requests! The oddest is probably Teriyaki Beef.
If you could put your bed anywhere in the world where would it be?
On a beach in the Maldives, because then I would be on a beach, in the Maldives.
Creating delicious popcorn treats all day must be tiring… Do you have any top secrets to a good night’s sleep?
I only sleep well if I know every email in my inbox has been replied to! I know it’s a bit sad, but it’s a rule I’ve always tried to live by.
You can only have one thing for breakfast for the rest of time. What do you choose?
It’s a bit of an odd one, but I do enjoy Peanut Butter & Marmite on toast.
Instagram or Twitter?
We’ve actually met a fair few of our customers via Twitter, so I’d have to say Twitter (I do love Instagram though!)
What's on your bed today?
I invested in a summer duvet last year which I thought I wouldn’t need to use with the atrocious Summer we were having, but thankfully it’s in use again now! I like to keep it simple, so I just have some plain white cotton bedding on at the moment.
Are you an early bird or night owl?
Popcorn keeps me pretty busy, so can I say both?
Do you have any bedtime rituals?
It’s more a bad habit than a ritual but I am quite partial to a late night snack from time-to-time...
Flat sheet or fitted?
Fitted sheets are a bit more straight-forward…
Who would you invite over for a dream midnight feast?
We’ll we’ve just released a Frobscottle popcorn for The BFG movie, and having seen the film recently, he seems like a very nice chap, so he would be more than welcome. I’m a bit of a business nerd too so I would also invite Richard Branson, Richard Reed (founder of Innocent Smoothies) and Steve Jobs.
Clean sheet Friday or clean sheet Sunday? (Harriet and I disagree)
Clean sheet Sunday – I’m always too tired/lazy to do it on a Friday!
Tell us a secret.
Ok I will let you in on a small one on what our next flavour is… Coconut & Chia Seeds (and it’s rather good if we do say so ourselves).
Who should Molly meet next?
Harriot from Mallow & Marsh
Psst... WIN the perfect slumber night in with Joe & Seph's
This month we have a right treat to giveaway. 10 delicious pouches of popcorn (and 3 jars of caramel sauce to dunk with) and a set of our snug stuff. The perfect prize for a cosy night on the sofa.
To win this prize go to: www.secretlinenstore.com/competition
Competition running 12/08/2016 - 26/08/2016