I never thought the day would come. I co-branded a popsicle. And no, not just any popsicle--a Mempops popsicle.
Crafted with homemade caramel and Jones Orchard golden crisp apples, the recipe contains an apple core-infused simple syrup, a golden apple puree, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. No artificial sweeteners or supplements--the Mempops philosophy of all-natural, all-local ingredients is applauded by local customers and especially by the Caramelized brand.
I stepped in the Mempops kitchen last week to taste-test the Caramelized Apple recipe and watch the popsicle process come to life. We toyed with citrus and sugar levels, identifying that this pop shouldn't be too sweet nor too savory; and I personally wanted to stay away from the artificial pumpkin space fad flavor (sorry, Starbucks friends).
The end product is a culmination of mild autumn flavors, calling toward a new season without parting too quickly from the last one. The Caramelized Apple pop reminds me of a lovely apple cider that refreshes the palette and pleases the sweet tooth (without overwhelming it).
Just because summer is over doesn't mean your popsicle craze has to end. Cool off a heated day at work or a brisk autumn jog with a Caramelized Apple Mempop! Available at the brick-and-mortar store, on the mail truck or among carts around town, this popsicle is calling your name, ladies and gents. Let them know Cara sent you!