Many of our customers like to enjoy our pops at home, at work, and at events like weddings and birthdays. With that in mind we’ve put together some tips to help you take your pops on the road!
The 4 Pop Bag
The 4 Pop Bag is perfect for short trips. This is a great way to take pops straight from the shop to your freezer at home. Your pops should stay cold in the bag for 10-15 minutes. If your travel time will be more like a 20-30 minute trip, ask for an ice pack. We’ll throw one in (free of charge) to help your pops stay nice and cold for the ride home.
The 12 Pop Box
Our 12 Pop Box is perfect if you want more than a few pops. Our styrofoam box surrounds your pops and keeps them cold for 1 – 2 hours. We’ll pack your pops into the box, slide on one of our carry out sleeves, and you will be good to go!
The Flip Box Cooler
We think our Flip Box Cooler is a great deal! If you are ordering a large number of pops (50 or more) and want to carry them out of our store, this is the way to do it. Made of expanded polypropylene this cooler is very light weight and easy to handle. It will keep your large pop orders cold for up to 2 hours with NO ICE! We can add dry ice to your order and your pops won’t melt for up to 10 hours. Best of all, this cooler is reusable! It keeps cold things cold and hot things hot so you can use it for more than transporting your pops. It breaks down to store flat and is dishwasher safe.
Travel Your Way
Want to use your own cooler to travel with your pops? No problem! Bring in your cooler from home and we’ll fill it up. Here are a few tips to make sure your pops travel well:
- Your pops will stay colder longer if there is not a lot of extra air in your cooler. It would be better to fill up a smaller cooler with pops than to have just a few pops in a large cooler. The more air in the cooler the warmer the temperature, not good for pops!
- It is better for your pops if your cooler is room temperature or chilled before we put the pops in it. A warm cooler will melt your pops. If you would like to drop off your cooler in advance we’ll keep it nice and cold and have it packed and ready when you come back.
Taking Pops on the Road for a Big Event
It can be difficult to keep a large number of pops at the desirable temperature for the duration of an event without specialized equipment. We want to help you make your event great and stress free! So let us bring the pops and take care of all of the details! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about event catering. We have a great Event Support Team ready and waiting to assist you!
Additional Tips from SCP
Using Dry Ice
Dry ice is great if you plan to travel a long distance or if you aren’t able to store your pops in a freezer once you arrive at your destination. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are considering using dry ice to transport your pops:
- Dry ice is really, really, really cold… 109 degrees below zero, cold!
- Dry ice makes your pops extremely cold and very hard. Pops should not be eaten directly off of dry ice. If you use dry ice you’ll need to give your pops some time to warm up to an edible temperature. The longer they are on dry ice, the longer that will take.
- Dry ice must be handled and disposed of with care. As dry ice “melts” it turns from a solid to CO2 gas, which means it needs to be kept in a well ventilated area.
- Dry ice should not come in direct contact with your bare skin. Due to the extreme temperature it can cause severe frost bite. Touching dry ice is a lot like touching something that is very hot. So be prepared to handle it with care!
Serving Your Pops
Serving your pops is very similar to how you might serve traditional ice cream. It’s best to keep them in the freezer until you are ready to serve them. Unless the pops are packed on dry ice they are often a tad soft (especially our creamy pops). Build in some freezer time for your pops before you serve them so they’ll be at their best.