Chic Spotlight: Honey Child Artisan Pops
Satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your healthy diet. Click here to read more about a local couple putting smiles on faces with a frozen smoothie on a stick!
Cincy Chic: What is Honey Child Artisan Pops?
Sarah Thompson, Vice President of Operations at Honey Child Artisan Pops: Honey Child Pops on a mission to make clean eating delicious, easy, and fun. We make delicious frozen pops from whole blended fruit and natural sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup if we use any sweetener at all. You’ll find fun flavor combinations ranging from the traditional to the extraordinary, and many of our pops up the ante with superfood ingredients and plant-based proteins.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Thompson: It all started with a chance run-in with an ice cream truck. It was parked in front of our kids school between us and our walk home. We wanted a treat for ourselves but weren’t exactly thrilled about the consequences that came with all that sugar and dairy. Of course we treated ourselves, but on the way home we started thinking about what our ideal ice cream truck treat would be. We ordered some popsicle molds online and started experimenting that same week.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Thompson: Myself and my husband Damien founded Honey Child. Damien is a professional food photographer with a focus on consumer packaged goods. I am a former professional dancer/choreographer with a background in yoga and herbal medicine. Our daughters Sekai and Malia are our inspiration, our taste testers, and our youthful creative energy.
Cincy Chic: When did you launch Honey Child Artisan Pops?
Thompson: We launched in January 2019!
Cincy Chic: What makes Honey Child Artisan Pops so great?
Thompson: Our “Play Pops” are simply made from whole blended fruit and a touch of honey or maple syrup. They come in classic flavors like Strawberry and Raspberry Lemonade and more unusual combinations such as Pineapple Lemongrass and Strawberry Basil. Our Power Pops build on the idea, adding in superfood ingredients and plant-based proteins. Some Power Pops have no added sweetener other than the fruits and veggies inside. They are truly like a smoothie on a stick.
Cincy Chic: What makes Honey Child Pops unique?
Thompson: All of our pops are free from dairy and cane sugar. We add in sneaky functional ingredients such as calming chamomile, cooling tumeric with black pepper or immune-boosting turkey tail mushroom, and the pops are delicious! With plenty of low calorie, low sugar, nutrient dense options, you can even eat our pops for breakfast!
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon?
Thompson: Look for our carts popping up in communities in the greater Cincinnati area and throughout Ohio. We are also available at local grocers, and we recently launched at select Whole Foods Market stores.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Thompson: Follow us on Instagram or Facebook or visit our website at www.honeychildpops.