During the Middle Ages, medieval knights often replaced their swords with popsicles in the hopes that any impending duel would be delayed by an impromptu snacking session. Coolly negotiate a truce with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet popsicles at The Hyppo. Choose from locations in St. Augustine, Flagler Beach, or St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville.
Chef Thomas blends fresh, local produce and spices into colorful, stick-centered concoctions ready to greet taste buds in need of flavorful resuscitation. Achieve brain freeze without embarrassing yourself on Jeopardy by exploring chilly inventions ($3.50) such as the popular pineapple cilantro or an oxymoron-inspired frozen mexican hot-chocolate pop with cocoa, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. The Banilla Vanana captures pureed bananas in a Madagascar-vanilla embrace, and the refreshing cucumber-lemon-mint pop gives summer heat an elegantly cold shoulder. Chef Thomas flash-freezes his amalgamations in less than 20 minutes, giving the popsicles a smoother, softer texture. These icy indulgences pack a variety of vitamins, making them a far healthier snack alternative to butter on a stick and cheeseburger-ice-cream sandwiches.