What are JonnyPops?
JonnyPops are frozen cream pops made with a short list of real, wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about eating and sharing. We like to call JonnyPops a smoothie-on-a-stick because we use cream as one of the first ingredients to create a smooth texture that our customers love.
How and where are JonnyPops made?
JonnyPops products are made in our own facility, right outside of Minneapolis, MN. In our facility, we blend together a short list of wholesome ingredients like fruit and cream to create the smooth, creamy texture you’ll find in our products. After freezing for a set amount of time and hand packaging with care, our pops are ready to go to retailers across the country.
Can you tell us about Jonny?
Jonathan, or “Jonny,” was one of the original founders of JonnyPops. In college, he had a dream to start a socially responsible business that made simple and delicious frozen pops. Sadly, Jonny passed away after a struggle with addiction and before he saw his dream become a reality. We decided to name our company after him to honor and remember the impact he had on us personally, and on JonnyPops. Each year, we donate a portion of proceeds to nonprofit organizations that support addition recovery in his name.
When was JonnyPops founded?
We started JonnyPops as college students in 2011, using blenders and real fruit in our dorm rooms to create delicious flavor combinations. Today, our pops can be found in grocery stores and markets across the Midwest, Texas, California, and New York! Our mission is to make the world a better place, one pop at a time. This was our aim in 2011, and is still our top priority today.
When was JonnyPops founded?
JonnyPops was founded in 2011 by Erik Brust (CEO) and Connor Wray (CFO), after experimenting with blenders in their dorm room to create delicious flavor combinations of real fruit and cream. Today, the brand has expanded upon their classic Fruit First line to offer a Delight line, which includes rich and delightful flavors like Dark Chocolate & Cream and Root Beer Float & Cream.
What are the flavors?
There are eleven JonnyPops flavors across the brand’s two lines: Fruit First and Delight. The Fruit First line includes Raspberries Blueberries & Cream, Strawberries & Cream, Banana Cinnamon & Cream, Mango & Cream, Pineapple Coconut & Cream, and Strawberry Banana & Cream. To make each flavor in the Fruit First line, we start with fruit as the first ingredient and add real cream, cane sugar and a pinch of salt.
The Delight line includes the brand’s newest five flavors: Dark Chocolate & Cream, Vanilla Mint Chocolate & Cream, Root Beer Float & Cream, Cold Press Coffee Chocolate & Cream, and Cherry Chocolate & Cream.
Where can I find JonnyPops?
You can find JonnyPops’ colorful boxes in the frozen novelty aisle of big-box retailers nationwide, including Target, Walmart, CostCo, Sam’s Club, Jewel-Osco, and Cub Foods, among others. JonnyPops are also available in local grocery stores, markets and co-ops. You can find a product locator on our website to confirm the closest retailer to you.
What are the ingredients in JonnyPops?
JonnyPops are made with a short list of wholesome ingredients. There is an average of six ingredients across all eleven flavors, always starting with fruit and cream in our Fruit First line. We are fully transparent about what is in our pops, and you can find the full list of ingredients on Our Pops page.
How and from where do you source ingredients?
JonnyPops believes that the smaller the ingredient label list, the better. When it comes to our Fruit First line, using the freshest fruit is important. We use high-quality ingredients and source from top regions to ensure quality taste, including Grade A strawberries, blueberries, cherries picked during peak season, and fresh pineapple.
For our new Delight line, we use authentic two-fold vanilla extract, organic root beer flavor, and real dark chocolate, which we melt in-house and hand-dip for each chocolate-dipped pop.
Are JonnyPops organic?
JonnyPops are not organic, however, our ingredients are of the highest quality with nothing artificially added. We promise that our pops use the best ingredients to ensure great taste and top-notch quality.
Are you currently developing new flavors?
Absolutely. We are always trying out new flavors, and new product development has been a part of our DNA from the beginning. Our mission is to make the world a better place, one pop at a time. Part of that mission is to surprise and delight our customers with new, delicious combinations!
- In fact, JonnyPops has a new Delight line, which includes five new creamy pops that are mostly chocolate-based. This new line was developed based on market research and feedback from our fans.
How are JonnyPops different from other frozen treats?
The frozen novelty section is full of “me too” fruit pops (fruit, water and sugar) or indulgent (high calorie and artificial) options. JonnyPops hits the sweet spot, finding an opportunity in cream-based pops with treats that use short list of wholesome ingredients. JonnyPops has the taste and texture of ice cream with the wholesome benefits of a fruit bar, meaning fewer calories and better ingredients than ice cream while providing more substance and satisfaction than icy water pops.
Tell us about your partnership with non-profit organizations that support addiction recovery.
We donate a portion of our proceeds to nonprofit organizations that support addiction recovery in honor of our friend and namesake, Jonathan, who passed away after a struggle with addiction before JonnyPops launched.
Tell me about the good deeds on a stick.
Our mission is “A Better Pop for a Better World”. Each stick is printed with a good deed because we believe sharing kindness, through actions big and small, helps us achieve our mission of making the world a better place, one pop at a time. We are always seeking new “deeds” to print on our JonnyPops sticks, which you can send to our team via Facebook or a phone call (651-243-0705)!
How do you source your good deeds for your sticks?
Historically, we have sourced our good deeds from friends, customers and family members who inspire us. It has always been important for us to share something from our personal lives with our customers. The good news is fans can participate, too! We are always seeking new “deeds” to print on our sticks, which you can contribute via our Facebook page, phone, or email.
How much do JonnyPops cost?
JonnyPops are sold in packs of three for $4.49-$4.99. You can also purchase JonnyPops at CostCo and Sam’s Club in packs of 15-16 for $17.99.
Tell us about your Smart Snack, and partnership with schools.
Back in 2015, to offset the slower fall and winter season, we introduced a smaller-sized pop made with skim milk instead of cream to specifically to fit the public school Smart Snacks regulations, and to bring healthier treats into schools. We saw an immediate positive response – in one district, 90 percent of students chose JonnyPops when it was offered on menu and they saw a 17 percent increase in school lunch participation.
Schools feel great about serving these healthy, delicious, clean-labeled treats, which come with a compelling story and kindness message. JonnyPops are served across 35 states to more than 5 million students.