p.o.p. candy 'popped' out of Rachel Flores and Bill Waiste In December 2007
Bill's professional life has been in the restaurant and food industries, and Rachel spent most of her professional life designing and implementing nonprofit programs that bridge media, education, and public health. Together, they fused their love of food, pop culture, community, and life in Santa Monica into p.o.p. candy co., which incorporates fresh and pleasurable products, fun packaging, eco-friendly practices, friendly customer service, collaborations, and community spirit!
You can read an e-mail interview we did for Bazaar Bizarre here
(it's a google webcache page so give it a few seconds to appear, then scroll down to 2nd interview dated May 2011). Rachel was featured in UCLA Today (Sep 2012) here
Bill's expertise in food handling and kitchen management has long been recognized by our fellow food artisans. This year (2013) he'll be presenting at Craftcation, an indie business and DIY conference. Read Bill's bio here
and learn more about Crafcation here