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Aug 28, 2009 01:05 PM

Meltdown Popsicles

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!

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  1. 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

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

      1. re: mrsfury

        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

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

          1. re: mrsfury

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

      2. 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: and

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        1. re: Yeongmee

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

        2. 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.

          1. 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...