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Aloha Pops is going big with more pops & new flavors, all locally made with fresh ingredients & served carbon neutral by tricycle! Read more

Honolulu, HI Food
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This project was successfully funded on December 15, 2012.

Aloha Pops is going big with more pops & new flavors, all locally made with fresh ingredients & served carbon neutral by tricycle!

Honolulu, HI Food
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"The flavor is uniform & well frozen. Love love love love it!"

 - Yelp Review, 5 stars

"This is the story of the tricycle that could and did the impossible.. just so that she could provide us with some of the best damn popsicles on the island."
 - Yelp Review, 5 stars

"..They’re full of flavor, and we love that they’re full of pulp from the ingredients. Best of all, they’re very light, so you could easily whack two or three in one sitting. Or four.."
 - Melissa Chang, Nonstop Honolulu

Aloha Flavors

We make a variety of flavors including Lilikoi, Passion Orange Guava, Pineapple Li Hing, Haupia, Pineapple Coconut, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Strawberry Creme, Key Lime, Green River and Blue Hawaii using fresh local ingredients.

The Story

Aloha Pops was created from a dream. I woke up one morning with the vision of making fresh, locally sourced hand crafted popsicles and delivering them on the streets of Honolulu from a custom made tricycle. I wanted to create something that was a fun, delicious experience and add a splash of Aloha! In keeping with the beauty of living in paradise I want to share the local flavors of our island and deliver them in an environmentally friendly way. 

This past year for us was forever life changing as we overcame some serious legal challenges that had prevented us from selling Aloha Pops on the streets of Oahu. It was a little over a year ago that I was charged, as a criminal, for selling my popsicles from my custom made tricycle on the streets of Honolulu. We were up against an old law that was still on the books and had yet to have been challenged. We received fantastic legal representation with tons of local support from the community, media and our City Counsel. On April 4th we succeeded in having this law changed to allow us to vend on the streets of Oahu. 

After all this, I am more passionate than ever about moving forward to take Aloha Pops to the next level, but I need your help! In order to increase my production to keep up with the demand, so I need to purchase commercial level equipment that will help me to produce Aloha Pops more efficiently. I also need to purchase another custom tricycle so I can deliver Aloha Pops all over the island and need packaging to help with our branding. 

The Rewards

My goal is to create those special, nostalgic ice pop memories that we all enjoy reflecting on. Aloha Pops are for everyone who is young at heart! In return for your support, we've put together some very fun and refreshing rewards (just like Aloha Pops!). Just take a look at the chart below!

Risks and challenges

My biggest challenge was the legal system preventing us from selling our pops and we won! My next big challenge is being able to increase production to meet the demand, tricycles to increase our sales area and packaging to make our brand more visible.

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Rewards

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    12 backers

    POP POP! 1 Aloha Pop Voucher, good for 1 Aloha Pop picked up at any event or location we are at in Oahu. (WANT MORE? Add $2 for each additional Aloha Pop!)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    31 backers

    ALOHA PACK! An Official Aloha Pops T-Shirt, Stickers and 3 Aloha Pop Vouchers. (WANT MORE? Add $2 for each additional Aloha Pop!)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    6 backers

    POP PARTY BOX! 1 box of forty Aloha Pops delivered to you, anywhere on Oahu. (WANT MORE? Add $75 for each additional box.)

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    3 backers

    POP SAMPLER! 1 sampler box of a dozen Aloha Pops shipped anywhere in the U.S.!

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    9 backers

    POPSICLE PASSBOOK! 1 book of fifty-four Aloha Pop Vouchers, each good for one Aloha Pop picked up at any event or location we are at in Oahu. (WANT MORE? Add $2 for each additional Aloha Pop!)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    3 backers

    CUSTOM POP BOX! 1 box of forty custom flavor Aloha Pops delivered to you, anywhere on Oahu. (WANT MORE? Add $3 for each additional custom flavor Aloha Pop!)

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    2 backers

    CUSTOM POP BOX SHIPPED! 1 custom box of twenty-four custom flavor Aloha Pops delivered to you, anywhere in the U.S. and an Aloha Pops T-Shirt!

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    1 backer

    POP SHOP FOR TWO! 2 invites to an Aloha Pop Workshop, to be held on Oahu, where you will get to make and take home 1 box of forty of your own custom flavor Aloha Pops!

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    Pledge $250 or more

    0 backers

    SUMMON THE TRICYCLE! The Aloha Pop Tricycle will come to your event or location in the Honolulu area and serve 4 boxes (forty per box) of Aloha Pops! You will also get an Aloha Pop Voucher for each Aloha Pop not served at your event. (WANT MORE? Add $2 for each additional Aloha Pop!)

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    1 backer Limited (11 left of 12)

    ALOHA POP STREET TEAM! For 1 month, the Aloha Pops Tricycles will hand out flyers (provided by you) wherever they are, plus you'll get to rename one of our flavors for that month on our menu and you'll get 1 book to fifty-four Aloha Pop Vouchers. Selection of desired month will be first come, first serve based on the date of your Kickstarter pledge. (WANT MORE? Add $2 for each additional Aloha Pop!)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    0 backers

    PRIVATE POP SHOP! You get your own private Aloha Pop Workshop, to be held on Oahu for up to 8 people, where each person will get to make and take home 1 box of forty of their own custom flavor Aloha Pops!

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    1 backer

    CUSTOM ALOHA POP CATERING! We will make you 6 boxes (forty per box) of your own custom flavor Aloha Pops and serve them at your event on Oahu. You will also get an Aloha Pop Voucher for each Aloha Pop not served at your event. (WANT MORE? Add $3 for each additional custom flavor Aloha Pop!)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    SPONSOR-A-TRICYCLE! Help us get a new Aloha Tricycle and you'll get to name it or put your logo on it, plus you'll get 3 books of Aloha Pop Vouchers (fifty-four vouchers per book)!

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    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    CREATE-A-POP! You'll get to work with us to create and name a brand new official Aloha Pop flavor that will go on our permanent menu with its own special label, plus we'll throw you a launch party for your new flavor with 10 boxes (forty per box) of Aloha Pops, 2 books of Aloha Pop Vouchers (fifty-four per book), a bunch of Aloha Pop T-Shirts, stickers and more! You will also get an Aloha Pop Voucher for each Aloha Pop not served at your launch party.

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Funding period

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