Warm days, cool pops: Frios Cullman debuts healthier ‘no sugar added’ options

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Frios “Popstar” Kristen Moody poses with Cullman Frios franchise co-owner Jay Keiffer and official Cullman Frios mascot Burley at the pop shop’s drive-thru window. (Photo courtesy of Kristy Keiffer)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Local chain Frios Gourmet Pops recently introduced a new healthier pop option: no sugar-added pops. Cullman Franchise Co-Owner Kristy Keiffer said the pops have been heavily requested customers.

“Frios is thrilled to launch our new line of no sugar-added pops,” she said. “Our customers have enjoyed some of our most indulgent creations for years, but have always asked about healthier options. Our team has worked hard to create Pineapple Mango and Cucumber Lime as smart choices. These new flavors are made only with real fruit and sweetened with monk fruit, which is sweeter than regular sugar but with zero calories.”

The Pineapple Mango no sugar-added pop debuted at the Cullman location May 5.

When asked how the new pops taste, Keiffer smiled, “Pineapple has always been Pop Guy’s (other franchise co-owner Jay Keiffer) favorite fruity flavor. For me, it’s delicious but also intensely sweet; I definitely enjoy a few bites of this pop, but I lean more into the dairy-based dessert pops (Caramel Sea Salt is my favorite). With the Pineapple Mango, it’s less sweet. I can enjoy the whole pop, and kudos for less calories. Cucumber Lime is a very distinct taste. I’m thinking it will pair well with a beverage; we invite folks to watch our social media for its launch date.”

She continued, “We’ll continue to serve our smoothies – which include protein and keto options. Of course, we’ll be serving our carousel of gourmet pop flavors.  Cullman has been incredibly supportive during this time of uncertainty. Our “Pops with a Purpose” will continue thanks to our gracious communities. We’re all better together – and sweeter, even with less calories.”

Smiled Keiffer, “The best things in life are Frios – and family, friends, football and faith – not necessarily in that order.”

Frios Pops store is open (drive-thru only) Sunday and Tuesday through Friday from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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