Six Strawberries has been serving artisan ice pops in Seattle since 2012. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long and harder to believe that their journey has come to an end. Earlier this month, Six Strawberries announced that the business will be closing. This is the last weekend of sales – stop by to stock up (like I did) on $1.50 pops!
I remember the first time I had one of their pops. At the time, they were riding a bike around Seattle, towing a box full of frozen treats. I caught up with Vanessa in Ballard using Glympse and simultaneously tweeting with Will. I bought a blueberry lemonade ice pop which would be one of my favorite staples over the years.
I’ve always loved these dairy free pops. I’m lactose intolerant so it’s always great to have a treat that satisfies my cravings without destroying my world. I’ve had more than my share of tasty pops! The seasonal flavors like roasted pear and rainier cherry have stolen my heart and my taste buds.
Over the years, the business evolved from a bike that popped up at farmers markets to a storefront in Georgetown. The pops got more innovative. The mixed melon (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon) took on new meaning when dusted with li hing mui powder. The matcha green tea pop drizzled in dark chocolate offered a sweet contrast to the signature matcha flavor. What about a deep fried ice pop? You could get one at Six Strawberries. In addition to the storefront, they began providing pops at local stores in the Seattle area.
It’s been a pleasure frequenting Six Strawberries. I wish Vanessa and Will the best and they move forward on a new journey. Keep the address of the storefront handy. I hear another business will be there and you won’t want to miss it!