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Are your ice pops healthy?
Our ice pops are made with simple, fresh ingredients, and most are lightly sweetened with honey rather than sugar. Granted, according to Sarah’s dentist, honey is no better for your teeth than sugar. But it’s got all kinds of other benefits, chief among them the fact that it’s not overly processed and factory-made like sugar! Honey lovers also claim digestive and allergy benefits. Plus, it’s got more flavor! As for the other ingredients, there’s no denying that fresh fruit (especially local fresh fruit!) is as good as it gets for your body.
Why don’t you just call them popsicles?
Sadly, the word “Popsicle” is trademarked by Unilever corporation. And we’re not interested in messing with the big boys! Besides, we think the phrase “ice pop” is pretty cute.
Where is your kitchen?
In 2011, we operated out of a commercial kitchen at 2036 Marshall Avenue in St. Paul. We’re still making arrangements for our operations in 2012.
How much do they cost?
Depending on where you buy them, our handmade pops cost between $3 and $4.
What made you want to start an ice pop business?
The short answer is: Because we wanted the Twin Cities to have a delicious, made-from-scratch ice pop business! Summers in Minnesota are short and so very sweet– we got to thinking about how amazing it would be to enjoy a sunny, hot Minnesota day…with a fresh and tasty ice pop in hand, and the idea became irresistible. Besides, once we’d come up with the name (Andi’s husband gets the points for that one!) there was no turning back.
Is it true you both have “day jobs”?
Yep. Sarah works as a board certified music therapist and Andi is an interactive producer for Twin Cities Public Television.
Where do you get your ice pop molds?
We use the “Progressive International PLP-1 Freezer Pop Maker, which you can purchase on Amazon. We don’t use the tops they provide–it adds an unnecessary step. Better to let the pops freeze for a bit, and insert the sticks once they’ve partly solidified.