Event: miniPop Tasting at Popbar

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Yesterday, I had the yummy opportunity to preview popbar‘s latest product – the miniPop!  I’d never tried a popbar before, so I was really excited for this event.  Who doesn’t love food on sticks!

popbar is relatively new, with the store opening only earlier this year.  It offers indulgent, artisan-made desserts that are free of preservatives and artificial colors or flavorings.  The first thing I noticed was how cute they were – almost too pretty to eat! (Hey, I said almost).

 

 

 

With popGelato flavors like hazelnut, coffee, almond and mint and popSorbetto flavors such as blood orange, mandarin, grapefruit and melon, I had a tough time choosing my first miniPop sample.  Based on an employee recommendation, I tried the giandula – a chocolate and hazelnut blend.  But wait, there’s more – I added dippings and “poppings” – a dark chocolate dip with pistachios and a white chocolate drizzle:

 

 

And how did this combination turn out?  Well, uh – I remembered to take a picture of the finished pop right about…..NOW:

I think I’ve made myself clear.

For my second miniPop, I went “summery” with a melon sorbetto with white chocolate dip and coconut popping (first picture).  The result was sweet, juicy, not overly-cloying, and refreshing.

popbars are made fresh daily in small batches of 24 – there’s an open kitchen in the back where you can see them being handmade.  Their newest pop size, the miniPop, is sold in boxes of 25 or more for weddings, showers, or just a Tuesday night in (oh wait, is that just me?)

If you’re ever in the West Village area, pop on by to popbar and treat yourself to one (or two, or three). 🙂

popbar
5 Carmine St. (at 6th Ave)
212.255.4874
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29 Comments

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    Cathleya
    December 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Woahhhh…we definitely don't have anything like this over here…mama likes!

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    Cathleya
    December 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    PS your manicure is super nice! Makes me want to do something with my fug nails 🙂

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    Tiffany
    December 7, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Those look soo good. That would be perfect in a hot climate like Florida. Damn you New Yorkers, you have everything!

    p.s. Their sign is SO adorable!

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    PartyPlannerGal
    December 7, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    What a great concept. People in SF would go crazy over something like this. The pop you selected looks great – so sad we missed this place when we were there.

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    the southern hostess
    December 7, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I've been wanting to try these. Yum.

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    lobster
    December 7, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    yum, cool! i love popsicles

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    San Jose Love
    December 7, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    ooh what a unique idea. it all looks delicious

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    Micah and Catherine
    December 7, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I wish we had one of these here!

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    honey my heart
    December 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    oh my gosh, this place is amazing. love the different flavors and popping 🙂 your posts make me want to eat my way through nyc.

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    Nani
    December 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    oh wow this is so cool I want to try!

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    Ali @ His Birdie's Nest
    December 7, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Those look delish! There is a food truck our here that does something similar, but this looks better. I wanna try!

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    Sandra
    December 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I can't even find the words to describe this post.:))) So wonderful! Amazing photos…

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    Amy
    December 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    That is adorable. I want to cuddle with the mini pops…but then I'd get frostbite. 🙁

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    Jade
    December 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I can't wait for my trip back home in July. This will have to be one of my first stops!

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    arunnerslife
    December 7, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Um, OMG, these look AMAZING!! Must. Go. SOON!

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    Lourdes
    December 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Oooohhhh….they look so yummy! I love it! What a great concept!

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    Jesica
    December 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Wow, this is right by my old apartment! I wish I was till in NYC to check it out.

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    Jessica
    December 8, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Oh yum. The combination's you chose sound so good. Especially the melon.

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    mintedlife
    December 8, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Oh man, those look amazing!! I wish we had a popbar here!

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    THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE
    December 8, 2010 at 3:34 am

    These look delish! Definitely have to check it out 🙂

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    Ghenet
    December 8, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I definitely want to try this place. I'm excited that they have yummy sorbet options since I'm sort of lactose intolerant. Your selections sound/look delish!

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    CINCHED AT THE WAIST
    December 8, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I've been meaning to try this place, thanks for sharing!

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    Sandy a la Mode
    December 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    ohh wow!! this looks soo yummy!!! would love to try it!!

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    lavenderpug
    December 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    i love popbar! and it's so pretty.

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    Mo
    December 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Wow, you New Yorkers, always coming up with the latest and yummiest!
    This place looks like a lot of fun.

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    e.louise
    December 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    *drool* I can't believe how many flavors they have!

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    Sugar
    December 8, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Seriously, drool. Is this the new craze? I can't wait for one in SF!

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    TwoWishes Tara
    December 9, 2010 at 12:53 am

    You get invited to the GREATEST events. Jealous!!!

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    Katie
    December 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I want!!!!! Sounds awesome!

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