Friday, June 24, 2011

The making of a Madisono Mad Pop

The making of a Madisono's Mad Pop. A year ago in July I started running recipe tests for a concept, real fruit pops made with simple ingredients, that tasted good. I had some pops that were purchased from a local store that were a big disappointment. They were weak in flavor and had very little fruit in them. We were already doing fun experiments with fruits and juices in the shop so why not offer them to our customers? We made them available to Madison's at Findlay and the response was fantastic. This year the Mad Pops have returned to Findlay Market and the response has been great.

We are offering Strawberry Mango, Blackberry Lemon, Orange Cream, Cherry Berry, Red Raspberry, and Cranberry Pomegranate.
The Findlay store sells them out front under the blue tent on the weekends and in the store during the week. Mad Pops are only available at 110 W. Elder St. There is another pop vendor at Findlay Market called Street Pops. They have some unique flavor concepts. We may compete for sales but anyone who makes pops is ok in my book. Our pops are sold for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Compared to Street Pops at $3.00 ea. Madisono's is a great deal when you go for the 3 for 5 deal. Let us know what you think.

The pictures above show how they are done. We start with lemon juice, blackberries from our family farm in Adams County Ohio. They are pureed and then poured into the pop molds. One two and three. Once frozen we remove them and overwrap with an FDA approved food package, heat seal and then send them to Findlay. Thanks for supporting Madisono's


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cincinnati Ride June 2011

This is the 4th year that Madisono's has scooped up some gelato and sorbet for everyone who comes out to the Cincinnati Ride Celebration to raise money for breast cancer research. Please visit their site via the link. The event is held at Yeatman's Cove and I hear that the weather is going to be excellent. We missed out on Zoo la la last night due to the weather. It will be set for another day. Madisono's will be at the Zoo on June 23rd for Wild about Wines. We have been very busy the past weeks making gelato and sorbet. The high temps always creates a demand for something cool. We are also making a great selection of Mad Pops for sale at Findlay Market. The current flavors are as follows: Cherry Berry (dark cherries and blueberry puree) Cranberry Pomegranate, Red Raspberry, (this is crazy good!) Blackberry lemon (made with blackberries from our family farm in Adams County Ohio), Strawberry and Alphonso Mango, (the most popular so far), and Orange cream. If you are anywhere near Findlay Market they are worth a special trip. Thanks for eating Madisono's Gelato and Sorbet!