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    Emily Malone

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The Pop Shop.

The first day that we got to the island, we drove around checking out the town, seeing what was still here and what was new.  (Just realized I haven’t told you my Topsail background story – will have to do that next!)  One of the new spots we had noticed up in Surf City was something called Luna Pops – Handmade Frozen Treats.  Sounds good to me! 

Back at the house, a quick Google search led me to the Luna Pop website, where I discovered 80 flavors of popsicle deliciousness.  There was a LOT of “pop talk” and we decided that we had to go immediately after dinner.  We got there about 10 minutes before they closed!

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LunaPops are all natural, hand-made gourmet frozen pops based on Central American palates.  Every LunaPop is made by hand using: real fruit, local dairy products and other unique and seasonal items.  LunaPops offers over 80 mouthwatering flavors, and new flavors are added regularly.

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They even had a whole case of vegan/non-dairy flavors, and all popsicles are made with natural cane sugar or agave nectar – no white or refined sugars.  I was so surprised (and thrilled!) to find something so nutritious and adventurous on this little beach island!

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Soooooooo many amazing flavors to choose from!  And the employee told me that all fruit flavors were less than 100 calories each, and the cream flavors ranged from 100-200 cals, depending on the add-ins.  Healthy and delicious vacation dessert?  I will be at LunaPops every night this week.

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They even had POP art – bahaha.  :)

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The four of us decided to get a combo pack of 10 because we were all so indecisive about which flavors we wanted.  I ended up choosing coconut almond (vegan – made with coconut milk), and honeydew apple. 

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We brought our popsicles home and devoured them instantly. 

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Lindsey went for cookies and cream…

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Sarah got friendly with caramel sea salt…

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And Casey and I both went for the vegan coconut almond…

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It even had delicious CHUNKS of coconut and almonds in it.  Seriously, I am kind of nervous that I found this place.  I predict I eat 400 popsicles this week.

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I am counting the minutes until it is socially appropriate to start eating popsicles again.  There is a peanut butter pop waiting in the freezer for me…

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