Frios Gourmet ice pops are coming to Detroit in food truck
Prepare to refresh this summer with new gourmet ice creams from a mobile franchise coming to Detroit in June.
Frios Gourmet Pops is a mobile ice-pop company that, according to its press release, “prides itself on having a range of flavors available per month that can satisfy all food cravings and dietary restrictions or preferences”.
Detroit business owner Karen Hudson is preparing to bring the gourmet popsicle to town in June.
“I’ve been in Metro Detroit’s mobile dessert space for 10 years,” she said. “I’m actually a co-owner of the Detroit Mini Donut. I’ve been looking for something extra to do, and I’m an advocate of quality products because somehow everyone knows me for what I’m already doing. I’ve tried the Frios- Product and I were just blown away. “
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Signature and Carousel Ice Pops come in many flavors, including creamy, fruity, no added sugar, gluten-free, dye-free, vegan, nut-free, wheat-free, soy-free, and dairy-free. Some flavors include Cookies N ‘Cream, Blue Raspberry, Cheesecake, Strawberry Mango, Birthday Cake, and many more.
Hudson’s own official Frios Gourmet Pops Truck is still under construction. It’ll be somewhere else almost every day if it’s going.
“This one hasn’t officially taken to the streets yet,” said Hudson. “I will actually start booking birthday parties, weddings and bar mitzvahs and the like, probably from June 1st.”
Meanwhile, Hudson is taking delivery orders across Metro Detroit.
“Food trucks in general are currently exploding in Detroit, I would say, accelerated by the pandemic,” said Hudson. “There aren’t many dessert trucks out there, though. … I thought bringing a cold, high-quality treat to Detroit would be a great addition.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Frios Gourmet Pops were a “great opportunity for those who have lost their jobs or have been forced into early retirement due to the pandemic,” according to the company. “Frios’ opportunity enables people to create a fun and flexible work environment while achieving their own goals.”
Starting a new business during the pandemic was “interesting,” Hudson said. It took a lot of panning, but being mobile has allowed Hudson some flexibility.
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“It’s really nice and fun to go into the neighborhood and do deliveries and drop-offs on the porch,” said Hudson. “It’s definitely different and not the way we thought we’d do business, but we’re sure we can do it anyway.”
The working environment of Frios is not exclusively intended for those affected by the pandemic, but according to the company in the entire Frios system. There are over 40 franchise locations in 50 territories in the US and they hope to expand to over 100 territories in a year.
Hudson is also currently selling Frios Pops in their Detroit Mini Donut Truck until the Frios Truck is ready.
“You can always find us downtown,” she said. “We’re on 214 East Grand River.”
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