Well, hello frozen treats on a stick.
Remember this experiment that didn’t really go over so well last year? But hey…we’re still not giving up! Kind of like our Coconut Five Spice Cookies that went through 2 iterations as a biscotti and a macaroon before settling on its current cookie form. We KNEW the chocolate curry ice cream tasted good, but the presentation in a cup was just a fail so we chucked the idea last summer and vowed – yes, VOWED shaking our fists in the air – that we would bring it back on a stick this summer. I don’t really know why, but it was really hard to find commercial grade molds. We didn’t need super heavy duty automated industrial, but we needed more than the home versions you stick in your freezer (if anyone has any other leads to popsicle molds, please pass along!), so that was a little bump in the road. But we did it! And we’re debuting them at the Brooklyn Flea Smorgasburg tomorrow.
Not only will we have the original (OG) Chocolate Curry flavor that has now been reworked as a fudge pop on a stick, but we will also have Thai Iced Tea Fudgesicle pops too. WHUT?! Yeah, ya heard!
I’m personally excited about this because we finally have a product in which to spread Mark’s ice cream flavors to the masses without actually making ice cream (too many logistics and expenses for ice cream right now) and we get to share the flavors that he’s been making for years, like Thai Iced Tea. Yes, there will be other flavor fudgesicles all summer so stay tuned. I know that it makes Mark happy too because I think he would still jump ship on cookies for ice cream if he could.
So help make Mark a happy, not sad panda tomorrow and give it a try if you’re at the Flea. Especially since it’s more production work on his weekly plate and he gets to wake up even earlier on Flea days to drive to Queens to get dry ice to make sure these pops stay frozen at the market. Oy! The things we (ok, just Mark) do to spread a little bit of frozen joy!