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The Hyppo makes delightful all-natural ice pops from everything under the sun, and we want to bring them to a freezer near you.
The Hyppo makes delightful all-natural ice pops from everything under the sun, and we want to bring them to a freezer near you.
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We strive to provide authentic and uncommon culinary experiences. We craft foods with integrity and serve them up with our one-of-a-kind blend of welcome and whimsy. We enjoy making our foods, and we hope you find them delightful. Our favorite way to share our love of food is our fresh fruit ice pop! 

The idea behind our pops is simple - fresh fruit, evaporated cane juice, and whatever other interesting things might go along with those. The pops struck a chord with locals and tourists alike looking for an alternative treat to enjoy on those blazing summer days. The community came out in force to support one of their own on a new (if quaint) venture. Over 100,000 popsicles later, the Hyppo has expanded into a new space on a corner in downtown St. Augustine with other locations on St. George St. and in Gainesville, and continues to vend fresh pops to the downtown crowd. The pops are all now made on larger, much more efficient pieces of equipment that exist in the back of The Hyppo Cafe, a shop in midtown St. Augustine that brings the life and vibrancy of fresh foods to the genres of sandwiches, confections, and coffee. The Hyppo continues to delight customers with inventive combinations afforded by simple ingredients. Since our shop's open in 2010, we have been innovating new flavors continuously: Over 450 to be inexact! Flavors such as Cucumber Lemon Mint, Black Pepper Cantaloupe, Sangria Plum, Strawberry Basil, Bananas and Grace, Dark Roast Espresso, Blood Orange Cheesecake, Guava Hibiscus, Blackberry Goat Cheese, and so many more!

OUR PHILOSOPHY 

We believe that FRESH FRUIT MATTERS. Our pops are made with fresh fruit- pulled, picked, peeled, hulled, split, sliced, and squeezed by us- never frozen until it becomes a popsicle! That's why we buy fruit when it's in season & we don't blend it until it's ready. 

OUR GOAL

We want to bring the goodness of fresh-fruit ice pops to a grocery store near you! We've chosen 6 of our favorite flavors & designed..... 

 INGREDIENTS
STRAIGHT-UP STRAWBERRY: Strawberries, Water, Evaporated Cane Juice, Sea Salt CHAMPAGNE MANGO: Mango, Water, Evaporated Cane Juice, Salt, Lime Juice, Ginger

 INGREDIENTS
ESPRESSO: Espresso, Milk, Evaporated Cane Juice, Heavy Cream, Tapioca Flour, Sea Salt
KEY LIME: Lime Juice, Evaporated Cane Juice, Sweetened Condenced Milk, Water, Sea Salt

 INGREDIENTS
CARAMEL APPLE: Granny Smith Apples, Evaporated Cane Juice, Homemade Caramel Sauce (Brown Sugar, Milk, Heavy Cream, Unsalted Butter, Sea Salt), Raw Honey, Tapioca Flour, Sea Salt

BANANAS & GRACE: Bananas, Water, Milk, Peanut Butter, Honey, Evaporated Cane Juice

MISSION: 
We need your help to get Hyppo pops into the grocery store by raising support to buy new retail packages in bulk. In exchange for your help we've developed some awesome ways to say thanks:

FUTURE PLANS:

We are really excited to be able to bring the goodness and freshness of what we do with ice pops to people everywhere. The artisan ice pop industry is still in its nascent stages here in the United States, and we want to be part of making it great and making it sustainable. Getting great-tasting-good-for-your-soul pops on the shelf is a big part of that, and we're so thankful for the support and encouragement we've already received from all our family and friends over the last (nearly 4!) years.

With every inch of new territory we cover, we seek to improve and advance our methods and techniques. Our long-term goals include sourcing ingredients and materials on such a scale that we can bring our costs down to compete with major players in the market, and hopefully push the whole frozen treat industry to higher quality and an increased demand for freshness and authenticity. New freezers, new molds, new wrapping machines, and of course new packaging are all a part of our plans this year as we lay the foundation for years to come. We hope you'll partner with us in this micro-revolution of an iconic American treat. Thanks!!

Risks and challenges

CHALLENGE: Our production facilities, though under capacity, could reach volumes that strain our ability to efficiently produce the pops, which could delay fulfillment.
SOLUTION: Our setup is scalable and at the point we need to start running graveyard shifts, new machinery will already be on its way to help fill the gap.

CHALLENGE: If the Summer is hot, hot, hot, the pops might melt in transit to all the many destinations around the country.
SOLUTION: Never fear, we have been shipping pops through our online store for years all over the country and have worked out the kinks with a fairly simple cocktail of thick insulation, and copious amounts of dry ice for the road.

CHALLENGE: If our production really skyrockets, we may have difficulty sourcing the fresh fruit needed to make our unique product, which could delay fulfillment.
SOLUTION: We have been very busy making contacts in the produce distribution world, and can order it in by the truckload or drive straight to the farm if need be!

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    HIGH FIVE! We will send you a custom-screened Hyppo postcard (with original artwork from our team) to say thanks, and will include you in all future e-mail releases about our adventure to the grocery store... Thanks for being a part of Team Hyppo!

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    REPRESENT #2- Limited Edition Explore By The Bunches Tee. An original one-off design from The Hyppo printed on American Apparel, only available on Kickstarter, is yours. See images below. Please indicate size.

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    REPRESENT #1- Limited Edition Strawberry Moon Tee.
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    TOTES - We are TOTALLY appreciative of you partnering with us to bring the world (well, FL for now) some truly delicious pops. Carry this Eat Fruit canvas tote with you to the store to let your co-shoppers know what's up.

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    GO FOR A DIP - This level rewards backers with the Hyppo Chocolate Card, a magical little item that entitles you to free chocolate dipping for you and your whole gang every time you come in to one of our St. Augustine or Gainesville Hyppo locations! Good for a whole year from the when you receive it!

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    THE POPS - This is it! You'll be among the first to have boxed Hyppo pops in your freezer. This set includes one box each of our 6 starting flavors (5 pops in each box): Champagne Mango, Dark Roast Espresso, Caramel Apple, Bananas and Grace, Key Lime, and Straight-up Strawberry. Local delivery to the St. Augustine area is included, but we can also ship:
    Residents of FL, GA, AL, MS, LA, TN, SC, NC, VA add $20 for shipping.
    Residents of HI, AK, CA, OR, WA, MT, ID, NV, UT add $50 for shipping (expensive I know, but it's for 2-day air... they're frozen!)
    All other states add $35 for shipping.

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    THE POPS - NOW WITH FREE SHIPPING!! This is it! You'll be among the first to have boxed Hyppo pops in your freezer. This set includes one box each of our 6 starting flavors (5 pops in each box): Champagne Mango, Dark Roast Espresso, Caramel Apple, Bananas and Grace, Key Lime, and Straight-up Strawberry. Local delivery to the St. Augustine area will be hand-delivered, and shipping to the rest of the USA is FREE! Packed in a cooler with dry ice ready to fly!

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    POPS ON POPS - For serious poppers, receive a double order of our new boxes. That means 2 boxes of each flavor (x6!) for a total of 12 boxes of pops (and remember each box holds 5 pops!). Lots of math, yes, but lots of pops. Refer to the previous reward or see below for flavors. Local delivery to the St. Augustine area is included, but we can also ship: Residents of FL, GA, AL, MS, LA, TN, SC, NC, VA add $20 for shipping. Residents of HI, AK, CA, OR, WA, MT, ID, NV, UT add $50 for shipping (expensive I know, but it's for 2-day air... they're frozen!) All other states add $35 for shipping.

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    POPS ON POPS - NOW WITH FREE SHIPPING!! For serious poppers, receive a double order of our new boxes. That means 2 boxes of each flavor (x6!) for a total of 12 boxes of pops (and remember each box holds 5 pops!). Lots of math, yes, but lots of pops. Refer to the previous reward or see below for flavors. Local delivery to the St. Augustine will be hand-delivered, and shipping to the rest of the USA is FREE! Packed in a cooler with dry ice ready to fly!

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    MIDAS POP - The legendary Hyppo Gold Card will become a reality for backers at this level. Flash this magic little card at any Hyppo location for one free pop on every visit! Imagine getting to work through our entire seasonal lineup of pops! Good for a whole year from when you receive it.

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    CARTSY - The perfect way to enjoy a Hyppo pop is to do it with all your friends! We'll bring our sweet vintage pop cart full of up to 100 pops, you pick the time and place. Valid May 2014 - April 2015, just let us know!

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    POP WAGON! - Anyone who has driven down SR312 in recent months has seen our glorious pop wagon. It used to be a long range work truck in the '90s, but now we use it to pick up fruit and to sell pops out the side! Festivals are great, but backers at this level will see the Pop Wagon arrive at their office/house/event/wedding of their choice! Just let us know the date (May 2014-April 2015) and we'll sally up with pops galore for all your guests (150 pops included, let us know if you need more).

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    SMORGASBORD - For the hardcore Hyppo fan we have prepared this very special reward: 100 POPS, 100 FLAVORS. This is a variety of our 100 most recent hit flavors, lying wait in deep-freeze for our most discerning patrons. Included also are both T-shirts #1 and #2 and the EAT FRUIT tote bag. Shipping included anywhere in the USA.

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