Jamaica Plain recently got a popsicle business. Wild Pops — a self-described “gourmet popsicle company that takes the classic American popsicle to the next level” — temporarily opened a storefront at 3213 Washington St. this past year, where the company also has a commercial kitchen. Owner Shira Gold told Eater that the retail storefront is closed for the winter, but the company is still taking wholesale and catering orders. Gold expects the retail shop to reopen come spring or summer and hopes for it to be open year-round going forward.
Gold got the idea for her business while living in Los Angeles.
“My good friend’s mother is from Ecuador, and she made these great herbal teas,” explains Gold. “So we tried to turn them into popsicles. We never quite figured the teas out, but other flavors began to come together.”
The Wild Pops flavor list includes spicy pineapple, tamarind Thai chili, dark Belgian chocolate, and more.
Gold said that Wild Pops can currently be found at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, and come spring, there will be a booth set up most weekends at Turtle Swamp Brewing in JP (3377 Washington St.). One more cool thing: Wild Pops may even try to make a popsicle using the wort from Turtle Swamp’s brewing process. A wild pop indeed.