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Reading Terminal Market already showcases a piece of Philly’s (and the nation’s) rich, creamy food history history: it’s the home of Bassetts, the oldest operating ice cream company in the United States.
On Saturday, July 29th, the market is highlighting all that the city’s frozen treat scene has to offer with the Philly Ice Cream Scoop, a day of ice cream-centric fun.
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We here at Philly Mag were graced with a very special surprise: A giant rainbow ice pop visited us and delivered some rater tasty, all-natural popsicles from Lil Pop Shop. The walking and talking frozen treat is named Mr. Popesicle, in honor of the Pope’s visit, and he is raising funds for The Trevor Project tomorrow, Friday, September 25, at 13th and Locust between 11 am and 3 pm. We sampled the treats and they really were delicious and made of fresh fruit (the raspberry and mango portions of the pops were to die for). Below you’ll find some shots from when Mr. Popesicle ascended 36 floors to our offices to deliver some rainbow joy.
The one and only Mr. Popescile.
Of all of the Pope-related merchandise being pawned off this week, this may be the strangest (and coolest…all puns intended): A giant rainbow popsicle with hands and feet is invading Philadelphia on Friday, selling miniature edible versions of himself, all for a good cause. Read more »