Our Story

Just Another (Korean) American Dream

Just Another (Korean) American Dream
KPOP Sauce founders Theo and Mike pose at UCLA

Why We Started KPOP Foods

Growing up as Korean Americans, we were each fortunate to have families that loved and celebrated Korean food. Our family members would spend endless amounts of time preparing every meal, whether it was for two, or twenty people. Every meal was special. Every meal was a celebration.

At UCLA, we became good friends through a mutual love for Korean food (and soju, of course). We shared our passion with new friends, who soon became obsessed with the flavors and experience of eating Korean food.

Understanding that our friends loved Korean food as much as we did, we created KPOP Foods to spread Korean food and flavors to America, and promote the experience of bringing people together and having fun. Thank you for being part of the KPOP Family!

Geonbae! Cheers!

- Mike & Theo, Founders KPOP Foods

Good food, good people, and good times. What more could you ask for?"

- Theo Lee, CEO & Co-Founder

people enjoy using KPOP sauce to add heat and korean flavors to meals
people enjoy using KPOP sauce to add heat and korean flavors to meals

What is KPOP Foods?

What is KPOP Foods?

KPOP Foods helps Americans discover and enjoy Korean food and flavors through its unique food products. We create delicious food products such as KPOP Sauce and KPOP Sea Snacks so that today's generations can easily take part in the ultimate social experience that is Korean food.

Our mission is to bring people together and uplift spirits by sharing Korean food and flavors with America.

KPOP Foods helps Americans discover and enjoy Korean food and flavors through its unique food products. We create delicious food products such as KPOP Sauce and KPOP Sea Snacks so that today's generations can easily take part in the ultimate social experience that is Korean food.

Our mission is to bring people together and uplift spirits by sharing Korean food and flavors with America.

The Video That Started It All

Started From The Bottom, Now We're Here

The people have spoken... and they want sauce.  

Last spring, we launched on Kickstarter and thanks to the KPOP Fam, we smashed through our goal of $10,000 in just under 8 hours!

With the momentum of growing demand for our products, we were then given the official "PROJECT WE LOVE" stamp from Kickstarter and were featured as the coveted "PROJECT OF THE DAY" campaign. Not too shabby.

Reaching our final amount of $37,627.00 was a huge success and we can't thank you enough for helping us get off the ground. You Rock!

$37,627 pledged

$10,000 goal

1,200+ backers

376% funded

KPOP Cofounder Mike Kim is a US Ranger and army veteran