What is a Locopop?

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Enjoying my first Locopop outide of Fullsteam in Durham

Locopops are special frozen treats known as “paletas” (Mexican popsicles) made right here in the Triangle by a local business started in Durham by Summer Bicknell back in June 2005.  The frozen pops come in both traditional Mexican flavors, such as mango-chile and tamarind, and quirky ones like honeydew-lavender and chocolate-rosemary. Locopops can be broken down into two groups: dairy based or non-dairy based. In addition to their regular flavors they are constantly introducing weekly “guest stars” (like blueberry buttermilk) available for a limited time only based on the availability of their seasnonal ingredients.

I had my first Locopop last year while attending the a street festival in Durham. I was lucky enough to stumble upon the Locopop street cart set up along Rigsbee Avenue outside of the Fullsteam Brewery. The first pop I had was one of their more traditional falvors (Pomegranate Tangerine). More recently I had a strawberry coconut flovred locopop which was equally fantastic. Locopops are typically sold for around $2 each and the number of places you can buy them continues to grow.

What started out as one small storefront in Durham seven years ago has now grown to three Locopops locations throughout the Triangle. Locopops are also now sold by over two dozen area merchants in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and can even be found in Pittsboro, Cary, & Greensboro! (full list here)

Locopops Locations:

2604A Hillsborough Road
Durham, NC 27705
Open daily from 1-7

231 S. Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Open daily from 1-7

1908 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607
Open daily from M-Th 3-7; Fr-Su 1-7

Locopos Websitehttp://www.ilovelocopops.com/

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Pomegranate Tangerine Locopop

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