Saturday, December 23, 2017

Nomad Ice Pops of San Gabriel, CA

Fro-yo girl here. Nomad Ice Pops opened this past summer in downtown San Gabriel, CA. The owner uses fresh, whole fruits and showcases them in seasonal ice pops that are low in sugar and all natural. The handcrafted pops were inspired by the paletas he countered in Guatemala.

Most of the 14 ice pops flavors that were being offered the day of my visit were vegan. There were fruit flavors like Strawberry Mint, Mango Chili, and Berry Peach Lemonade, and non-fruit flavors like Coffee with Almond Milk, Salted Peanut Butter & Honey, and Pumpkin Pie. Each pop is about 3 oz, the standard ice pop size. Only one of the pops had yogurt, Honey Blackberry. Prices weren’t posted but they’re under $4 each. The chocolate dipped ones are a bit more expensive.

* Honey Blackberry ice pop: The pop didn’t look like it had yogurt, because the color was super dark, like the color of blackberries. I liked the tartness of the pop. It didn’t taste like much sugar or honey had been added and it tasted like it was made with a lot of blackberries. However, I didn’t taste the yogurt. I assume it was in there but just a small amount.

I wasn’t a fan of the salted peanut butter pop because the chocolate coating tasted like cocoa powder and coconut and it was sweeter than I expected. The popsicle wasn’t creamy (probably because it was vegan?). The vanilla coconut blueberry popsicle was better – the coconut cream was rich and complemented the blueberry.

* NOMAD ICE POPS: 415 South Mission Drive #A, San Gabriel, CA, 91776

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

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