Our January Guest Blogger, Fatgirl Hedonist writes about HipPOPS Handcrafted Gelato Bars.
HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars popped onto the scene in mid 2012. This family owned and operated kosher truck serves handcrafted gelato and sorbet pops that can be dipped in your choice of chocolate then topped with a variety of toppings.With lots of eager anticipation, this food truck stood out from the very beginning. With high quality ingredients and top notch customer service, there is no wonder why this truck is a fan favorite.
With hundreds of possible combinations, no two hip-pops are every quite the same. Flavors on the truck range from Mexican Chocolate Chipotle gelato to the very funky Green Apple Wasabi sorbet. There’s usually about 15 to 20 different flavors available on the truck at any given time. You can go with a naked pop and be just fine, but if you live on the edge of diabetes like me, you can load up your pop with chocolate and toppings. Dip your pop in your choice of white, dark or milk chocolate. From there you pick your topping, go with anything from crushed hazelnuts to pretzels. The possibilities are really quite endless.
My personal favorite flavor combinations are Gianduia (hazelnut and chocolate) gelato dipped in milk chocolate and topped with crushed hazelnuts. It’s like a nutella explosion and it’s fantastic. Another personal favorite includes pistachio gelato dipped in dark chocolate and topped with crushed pretzels. However, on hot summer days my go-to is a simple coconut pop. The reality is, you can’t go wrong with whatever gelato or sorbet pop you end up deciding on because they’re all delicious.
The service on the truck is just as great as their product. This truck is helmed by Tony Fellows, but you can usually spot his wife, mother and any of their three young children helping in the truck. Whether you’re giving your order to Liam, Maya or Matan, getting flavor suggestions from Tony or handing your money to Niva, everyone is eager to help you with a bright smile on their face. This is as family owned and operated as a business can possibly get.
Next time you’re at a food truck round-up, be sure to swing by and say hello. Get a pop and relive those childhood memories of running to the ice cream man for an after school treat.
Picture courtesy of Fatgirl Hedonist