12 Sep Frost Popsicles say hello to Summer with new flavours
We are so ready for beach days, braais and holidays – and were over the moon to learn that one of our fave pool side refreshers, Frost Popsicles have just launched an awesome range of cool new flavours, just in time for summer! Plus there are a few non-alcoholic versions planned – so everyone can join in the Frost Popsicle Revolution!
The entire Frost Popsicles range is made from all-natural ingredients, is low in calories and contains no artificial flavourants, colourants or sweeteners. And with the exception of the Vanilla Coffee Popsicle, all other Frost Popsicles are dairy-free and vegan-friendly.
“We’re thrilled with the growth we’ve seen over the past two years,” says Natasha Fagri, who created Frost Popsicles with business partner Jon-Marc De Carvalho. “When we launched in September 2016 we began with just two wine-based Popsicles – the Tranquille and Brut PJ Pops™ – selling in 26 stores in two provinces. Today we’ve expanded that to 10 Popsicle flavours available in over 50 retail outlets in three provinces, as well as through our online store.”
That innovation and expansion has been driven by fast-growing demand, with South Africans clamouring for a taste of this pioneering frozen treat. The buzz has spread and they are now in the process of exporting to Mauritius and Botswana, as well as Singapore.
Frost Popsicles has certainly set the scene for an oh-so-tasty summer, with the launch of five new Popsicle flavours.
First up is the delicious Passion Fruit & Peach Margarita Popsicle, made with 100% natural peach and passion fruit flavour extracts. Providing the foundation for these bright fruity notes is the Esperanza Agave Spirit, from Hope on Hopkins. This acclaimed Cape Town distillery also created the bespoke gin for the G&T Popsicles that Frost launched in August 2017.
While the classic flavour profile of this fruit-driven margarita will be immediately familiar to local palates, the Blood Orange Screwdriver Popsicle pushes a few boundaries to tap into global lifestyle trends. Made with natural blood orange flavour extract, this citrus bomb – perked up by handcrafted vodka from Hope on Hopkins – will bring a dash of sexy flair to any occasion.
But perhaps most exciting is the addition of three non-alcoholic Popsicles to the Frost Popsicles portfolio – a brand new corner of the market for Fagri and De Carvalho.
The Pomegranate, Grapefruit & Hibiscus Popsicle is a sure-fire hit for hot summer days, with its rich ruby colour and refreshing sweetness neatly balanced by the fresh acidity of grapefruit juice.
Equally eye-catching is the Peach, Strawberry & Banana Popsicle. Like the Pomegranate, Grapefruit & Hibiscus Popsicle, the Peach, Strawberry & Banana is also made using pure fruit juice blends and packed with nutritional benefits; it’s a healthy frozen treat.
Last, but certainly not least, is the indulgent Vanilla Coffee Popsicle. Made using milk powder, a pure Madagascan vanilla extract and a gourmet coffee blend from Avanti Coffee, “this Popsicle tastes like a proper vanilla freezochino!” enthuses De Carvalho.
The full range is available at existing stockists across the country and the new alcohol-free Popsicles will also be available as single-flavour, four-pack cartons in select supermarkets and health stores, including Wellness Warehouse.
Frost Popsicles can be ordered online by the box and full stockist details are available at www.frostpopsicles.com