Augie’s Ice Pops had it’s humble beginnings in Toronto on a sunny Saturday in May 2011. I made a few hundred fresh-juice ice pops in yummy flavours to sell to neighbours and friends on our street corner during a Roncesvalles community yard sale. They were a massive hit!! Everyone asked where they could buy our fruit-bomb pops + I knew we had a sensation on our hands. I began in earnest applying to farmers markets in and around the city–was accepted + began the journey of Augie’s Gourmet Ice Pops.
Today we squeeze/juice fresh (local when available) fruit; chop fresh herbs and zest citrus (in our own certified production kitchen in Toronto’s Junction area) for our hand-crafted ice pops. That’s why they taste so dang good!! We use ONLY pure organic cane sugar, (or honey/maple syrup to sweeten), but rarely more than a pinch cause the fruit has it’s own sweetness. We also usually have a sugar-free (no sugar added) options.
We are delighted to have been picked up and are now sold year around by Whole Foods Markets, Pusateri’s, Summerhill Market, Fresh + Wild and more than a dozen small Toronto retailers (in the summer months–see our home page for details where).
While we aren’t looking for world domination, I would like to sell our pops across Canada–so my mom and cousins can buy them in PEI and my brother + sister-in-law and cousins can pick them up in Vancouver!!
Thank you for your amazing support of Augie’s Ice Pops–your enthusiasm for our Ice Pops means everything to us!!