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Meltdown Popsicles

uptownlibrarian Aug 28, 2009 01:05 PM

Meltdown Popsicles, an operation that was previously an ice cream truck, has opened a shop on Dumaine St. in the Quarter. The fruit options are varied and sometimes exotic (and vegan, according to the sign), with such options as coconut lychee, strawberry basil, lemon basil, lemon ginger, blueberry lemonade, pineapple chili, and many others. There are also cream flavors (not vegan) like creamsicle, chocolate chili, chocolate mint, and a few others. I had a delicious blueberry lemonade this afternoon, and I can't wait to try lots of other flavors. They don't have a website as far as I can tell, but the shop is at 508 Dumaine. A perfect treat for a summer walk in the Quarter!

  1. mrsfury Aug 28, 2009 03:42 PM

    Is this the same guy that used to sell popsickles at the Farmer's Market? Those were very good.

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    1. re: mrsfury
      uptownlibrarian Aug 29, 2009 06:51 AM

      I'm not sure. Could be. They have participated in the Freret St. Market.

      1. re: mrsfury
        nomadchowwoman Aug 29, 2009 01:49 PM

        Don't think so, if you mean the Saturday market.

        But Meltdown's popsicles are seriously good, adult popsicles. Very different, very delicious.

        1. re: nomadchowwoman
          mrsfury Aug 29, 2009 05:25 PM

          I shoulda googled http://www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.... not the same people. Will have to try Meltdown.

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            moxieman Sep 2, 2009 01:52 PM

            try some "popsar" popsicle at jauns flying burito....they are great!!!!

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        Yeongmee Sep 11, 2009 01:10 PM

        I visited there while I was visiting in NOLA! The three of us went there all three days and had amazing gourmet popsicles!! I highly recommend it. If you have a dog, they have dog popsicles too! Pineapple & Chili Pepper, Hibiscus, Rainbow, Melonberry...those were just a few we tried. I could have had them all they were so good. The Peanutbutter Fudgesicle was the best...very decadent! They have 2 pages up, one on Facebook and one on Myspace: www.facebook.com/meltdown.popsicles and www.myspace.com/meltdownpopsicles

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        1. re: Yeongmee
          uptownlibrarian Sep 11, 2009 02:32 PM

          I'm glad you got to try them! I've had...um, let's just say "several" more popsicles since they opened. I think lemon ginger is my favorite, but pineapple chili is very tasty too.

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          foodmuse Sep 13, 2009 12:20 PM

          Thanks for posting, UL; i just polished off a mango-chili, and I have a hibiscus and a green tea/condensed milk in the -20C. They were out of the lemon-ginger and the pinapple-chili, but that just means i have to go back next weekend. And then maybe the weather will be better for a stroll.

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            Hungry Celeste Sep 20, 2009 04:33 PM

            I sampled a creole chocolate (choc-cinnamon-cayenne) and a strawberry-basil-lime today...pretty tasty for $3 a pop (including tax). The proprietress says she's working toward vending at the Palmer Park art market, too...

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