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Popsicles are not just a summer treat!

Steel City Pops turns some of your favorite fall treats like sweet potatoes and cranberries into delicious popsicles.

On Sunday, October 18th, Rebekah Ruiz and I visited Steel City Pops, at the West 7th  District on Currie Street.  We skipped dinner to make sure we had lots of room for eating some (hopefully) delicious pops!

When you arrive, you will see the great patio outside the shop. This is a beautiful place to hangout, under globe string lights on a cool night.  If you’d like to sit inside, there are stools and tables along the windows and a great view to the kitchen where you can see pops being made.

At first, I was leery of the prices, $3 per pop, but I quickly realized that these are not your ordinary popsicles.

These pops are made in house with fresh and organic ingredients.  They are only sweetened with raw, organic cane sugar and don’t use any preservatives.  You don’t have to feel guilty after indulging in these sweets!  If you are vegan or gluten-free, no worries, there are options for you too.  

The fall pop flavors include Arnold Palmer, bearded tomatillo, cinnamon apple, cranberry orange, sweet potato pecan, pumpkin, maple bacon with bourbon and carrot cake.  In addition to the fall flavors, Steel City Pops offers a selection of other flavors year round.

The first pop that I tried was the carrot cake flavor.  Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts, so I had high expectations.  To my delight, this pop did not disappoint.  It was creamy, rich, and tasted just like carrot cake.  

The pops are thick and filling, not like a normal popsicle that you gulp down in a few bites, which is another reason they are worth the price.

The next pop I tried was the sweet potato pecan.  I’ve always loved sweet potato fries and sweet potatoes with marshmallows on Thanksgiving day, but I wasn’t sure what to expect from a sweet potato pop.  

It was yummy and I’m so glad I gave it a try.  The only part that I wasn’t very fond of was the pieces of pecan on the very bottom. Be aware of this if you don’t like crunchy pieces mixed in your pop.

The last pop I tried was the cranberry orange, which I had no doubt I would love.  I am always drawn to fruit flavors and this sounded like the perfect combination of fruits. It was sweet, refreshing and had a perfect texture.

Rebekah tried the maple bacon bourbon and Arnold Palmer pops.  Her favorite treat in the maple bacon bourbon was that it actually has tiny pieces of bacon in the pop.  So to all bacon lovers out there, this pop is for you!

These unique and one-of-a-kind flavors are exactly what makes Steel City Pops special. Most flavors offered can’t be found in the freezers of your grocery stores.

Much to Rebekah’s surprise, the Arnold Palmer pop tasted exactly like the classic drink containing lemonade and tea.  We decided that this would be a great addition to the year round menu at Steel City Pops.

Steel City Pops is open noon to 10:00 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday and noon to 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There are multiple parking garages around the shop, and if your visit is under 2 hours, parking is free! 

For full nutrition information, visit their menu.

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Here is their full menu from their website, which flavor sounds best to you?

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Jessica Liptak

Jessica Liptak

Jessica Liptak is a senior, mass communication major and is graduating in December. She is the Digital Media Editor and has been part of the Rambler since September 2013. She is also a member of the women’s golf team at Texas Wesleyan and enjoys doing art in her free time.
Her awards include:
· 1st Place- Newspaper, Sports Feature Story (Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, 2015)
· 2nd place- Online, Division 2, Best Audio Slideshow (Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, 2015)
· 3rd place – Online, Division 2, Multimedia Package (Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, 2015)

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