Our story started on a family summer vacation in Bowling Green, KY when we were told by our AirBnB host to try out this cute shop selling gourmet popsicles. After a fun filled day, we stopped at The Pop Works to try it out. Let me just say, the kids were in heaven and so were the adults! But these were so much more than what we typically think of when we think of a frozen kid’s treat. These were a gourmet pops! They were fun and colorful, but all natural and handmade! Unlike anything we’d had before.
The car ride back to the cabin was filled with, “OMG this is so good!”, “What a genius idea!”, “Who would have thought a popsicle could taste so good?”, “We need something like this where we live.”
So, that’s where it began… sitting on a little red sofa in a small cabin while the kids watched a movie. Anna’s mind was racing thinking about how to bring this sweet idea to the St. Louis and Southern Illinois area. So, she just said to her sister-in-law Allison (known as the best cook and health fanatic in the family), “You know, we could totally do this. We could be a team. You could do what you love, which is working in the kitchen creating one-of-a-kind recipes and making people happy with food, and I could do the marketing and business side of from IL.”
In August of 2018 we finalized our paperwork and Fantastick Pops was born. From the beginning, the one thing we knew right away was that we wanted our product to be locally sourced fruits and veggies, with ingredients that were all-natural. Nothing artificial, ever! Allison started developing recipes and the family became the taste testers. Now, after countless hours of planning, researching, and hard work, we will officially open our food truck doors in the Spring of 2019. We are ecstatic to bring something new to the St. Louis and Southern IL area-
Fresh, handcrafted, all-natural artisan popsicles!