By Ayush Saha ~
If you’re looking for something cold and sweet to beat the heat this summer, Popbar, now open in Richardson off of Central Expressway, is definitely the place to check out.
Popbar is a non-traditional popsicle franchise that first opened in New York’s West Village. Unlike the classic popsicle, which uses ice cream as a base, Popbar uses Gelato to create a denser, richer product that is full of flavor. Alongside their “popGelato” popsicle, Popbar offers “popSorbetto” — a lactose-free, fruit-based popsicle — and “yogurtPop,” a yogurt-based popsicle. All the pops are gluten-free and made from natural, preservative-free ingredients.
During my visit, I tried each type of popsicle, but their assortment of 40 flavors, five chocolate dippings, and 15 toppings made it hard to settle on one of the countless combinations possible. So, I chose two of their popular combinations: chocolate-dipped strawberry popSorbetto and chocolate-and-caramel popcorn popGelato. I took the plunge and personalized my own vanilla yogurtPop with white chocolate dip and a Captain Crunch cereal topping. There are so many textures and sensations at Popbar, anyone can customize a popsicle to their own unique taste.
Popbar also offers gelato-sandwich “popWiches,” mini-sized “popBites,” and decadent gelato shakes. Their gelato shakes come in six different flavors and are definitely worth a try: the drink ever so gently melts in your mouth as you sip from the milk jug-style bottles. A chocolate dipped waffle cone overflowing with whipped cream awaits at the top of the bottle as you finish your drink.
The entire shop holds a friendly ambiance. Each of their workers has an awesome attitude and a great smile, which provides an even more enjoyable experience. The endless possibilities make Popbar a place you’ll want to visit multiple times with all of your friends and family.
Visit Popbar at 746 S Central Expressway #110, Richardson, TX 75080.