Traditional Popsicle fans might crave those sugary, artificial flavors. But if you’re seeking natural ingredients, depth of flavor and something that won’t turn your tongue technicolor or send your blood sugar soaring, then I highly recommend cooling off with DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops.
Earlier this year, I discovered DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops at a natural food trade show, where the owner was cheerfully handing out the cutest mini pop samples. But DeeBee’s regular TeaPops are anything but little – these generously-sized, low-calorie refreshers come in delicious flavors that are far removed (in taste and nutrition!) from the technicolor treats of childhood.
Tasting Notes for DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops
Berries ‘n’ Cherries (white and herbal teas)
The deep purple hue made this flavor of DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops the most alluring of the bunch. With such saturation, my taste buds were prepared for an onslaught of sweet fruit, but what followed was a pleasant icy refresher with gently sweet and fresh berry flavors on a complimentary tea backdrop. In fact, the tea didn’t assert itself at all, but rather melded perfectly with the cherry, blueberry, and cherry purees, even heightening their natural flavors. This flavor is vegan.
Tropical Mango (herbal tea / caffeine free)
Subtle sweetness, pure mango goodness, and mellow tropical underpinnings from the pineapple and rooibos tea round out the taste of this equally delicious TeaPop (pictured on the top of the pile above). Slightly more refreshing and icy than Berries ‘n’ Cherries, but fulfilling nonetheless.This flavor is vegan.
Toasted Coconut (herbal tea / caffeine free)
This is the lightly creamy one of the pack and pictured on the bottom of the TeaPop stack in the pictures (above and below). The color is somewhat muted, as is the flavor, but in a pleasant way. Unique caramel notes in this icy treat make it a standout, and perfect for those who like deep, calm, warm sweetness with their tea. This flavor is vegan.
Minty Mint (herbal tea / caffeine free)
The most “savory” of the bunch, I wasn’t sure if I liked this flavor at first. But as my tongue became enveloped in the permeating fresh herbs, I warmed to this cool mint refreshment. This flavor is vegan.
Southern Iced Tea (black tea)
At our time of review, this was the only non-vegan variety of the DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops bunch; they wanted to stay true to the flavor with honey. But these are nothing like the syrupy “sweet tea” found in many fast food restaurants. Rather, the Southern Iced TeaPops taste like the best quality brewed tea, sweetened just enough with light drizzle of honey and then frozen – nothing more, nothing less.
The Facts on DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops
Price: $1.99 per bar; $6.99 for a 4-count box
Certifications: DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops are non-GMO Verified and Certified Gluten-Free, Organic, and Kosher. The noted vegan varieties are Certified Vegan.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. Most varieties, as noted, are vegan. Nonetheless, read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the DeeBee’s website at www.deebeesorganics.com.
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Subtle sweet flavors
These delightful frozen bars have subtle sweet flavors of berries, mango, coconut, and honey against a pure organic iced tea backdrop (herbal, white, and/or black, depending on the flavor). Their lower sugar and natural flavor makes for a delicious childhood treat that is all grown up!