Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Another Year Goes By

How does this happen?  Another entire season whizzed by in the blink of an eye.  It was a busy one...  

We built a kitchen in the Pfizer building, turning a space that looked like this: 


into one that looked like this:


We never thought we'd exceed our life goal of appearing in a favorable spot on New York Magazine's approval matrix.....but then we landed the cover (tiny pic but it counts!!)


We also published a cookbook!  (Find it here)


We built a new shop in Park Slope: 

 

It has a Ms. Pac-Man machine!


And we survived a bunch of Department of Health inspections--A's everywhere!


Lots of people chipped in to help.  Danielle and Katie made us artwork (and lent us lots of moral support):  


Nat's dad custom-built a stick-stamping device: 


Our buddy John ginned up a crazy useful online inventory tracker:


And Joel's dad made us giganto-pops that came in handy surprisingly often: 


We made tons of pops in new and awesome flavors: peach-habanero, watermelon-ginger, cantaloupe-jasmine, apple-lavender, Toby's Estate coffee pops, raspberry rosewater, rhubarb-chai...

We even started selling wine pops!  (e.g. strawberry lemongrass with Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc)


We launched three flavors of delicious wholesale pops: 

strawberry-rhubarb
raspberry-basil
Concord grape


Here's what the packaging looks like:

We got covered by CNN, Shape magazine, USA Today, Parade, the New York Times Book Review, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, the New York Daily News, Vogue magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and many other fine publications 


Sharlena and Charlie came back for a third year, Darren and Brian for a second, and a bunch of other AWESOME PEOPLE joined our team.

Here's the 2012 Hall of Fame:

Ashley
Bill
Brian
Bryan
Catarina
Chan
Charlie
Chris
Darren
David
Dominique
Ieva
Jeremy
Joel
Kevin
Leila
Marilyn
Michael C
Michael S
Mike O
Nathalie
Scott
Sharlena
Vanessa

Plus, we had lots of fun in the kitchen.  


 We feel really blessed to be wrapping up another fantastic season....but thanks our wholesale customers, you can now get people's pops year-round!

Here's to that!!

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