Going to the LA Street Food Festival really gives you an opportunity to taste what is going on in Los Angeles. As I walked by the vendors called Pop’d Up, I just thought I don’t want a popsicle but while waiting on another line for food and getting a closer look at the popsicle process, I then decided to think again. Pop’d up makes a sleek cool looking popsicle with interesting flavor choices like Thai Tea with boba and pineapple basil. Then there are flavors like watermelon and coconut. The contraption you see to the side is a popsicle maker used in Thailand. Watch the Popsicle making process done in Thailand.
The Verdict: It is a good popsicle. I got the chance to try three flavors. The biggest complaint among the two other MCCN staffer was the the flavor was too straight forward. Well, if you want something cool and refreshing then Pop’d will not fail you. However, we did find that basil did overwhelm the pineapple. It is great when a culture shares another culinary tradition with the American public.