Brought to you by Cascadian Farm Organic
Organic cereal plus all-natural ice pops equals a match made in foodie heaven.
The Florida-based ice pop company The Hyppo has partnered with Cascadian Farm Organic — best known for its cereal, granola and frozen fruits and veggies — to create two-limited edition pops for Hyppo’s Ybor City and Hyde Park Village shops. The Vanilla Crunch pop blends vanilla cream with candied bits of the new Cascadian Farm Organic Gluten Free Honey Vanilla Crunch cereal. The Blueberry Puff pop swirls blackberry and blueberry puree with cereal milk made from Cascadian Farm Organic Gluten Free Berry Vanilla Puff cereal.
The pops will make their debut at the Cascadian Farm x The Hyppo Popsicle Launch in Hyde Park Village on October 3. From 3 to 8 p.m. attendees can enjoy their first taste of the new pops, as well as complimentary cereal and granola bar samples, food art activities and bean bag hangout stations from Cascadian Farm’s Good Vibes Food Truck.
“Cascadian Farm wanted to build a partnership in Tampa with a group that could dream up and create something flavorful and fun with local roots,” says Licia Borges, Cascadian Farm’s brand experience manager. “Collaborating with the flavor gurus at The Hyppo to make two unique creations marrying our cereal and their frozen treats was the perfect pairing.”
Both Cascadian Farm and The Hyppo share a commitment to using only real ingredients, with no added colors, preservatives or artificial flavors in their products.
“When this opportunity to work with Cascadian Farm Organic came to light, even though they are based across the country [in Washington], we were so excited,” says Alyssa Bantad, The Hyppo’s director of social media and marketing. “Their mission and vision for breaking away in innovation but staying true to ingredients used in their products parallels how we strive to create authentic and uncommon culinary experiences using all-natural ingredients.”
The two companies are also giving back to the Tampa community. For each Vanilla Crunch Pop sold, The Hyppo and Cascadian Farm will donate $2 to Feeding Tampa Bay — translating to about 20 meals per pop.
“It’s all about crafting feel-good food, and there’s nothing more feel-good than a food that also does good for the community,” Borges says. “The mission of bringing people together through food with purpose makes Feeding Tampa Bay a perfect community partner for us.”
Cascadian Farm is hitting the road to bring Tampa Bay-area residents a taste of its organic good food vibes. Throughout October and early November, the truck will be making stops at Sprouts Farmers Markets, Whole Foods stores and events like the Tampa Riverwalk Food + Art Festival with samples of its new gluten free cereal, fruit-infused granola bars and more. Visit the Cascadian Farm Facebook page for a full list of stops around Tampa Bay.