OnoPops now a regular at KCC, Kukui‘ula markets

PUHI — Greg Meyers said OnoPops will be using some Kaua‘i products in some of their future offerings.

Meyers was anchoring the OnoPops concession at the Kaua‘i Community Market, Saturday, at Kaua‘i Community College.

After making an initial appearance at the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau’s Garden Fair earlier in the year, Meyers said OnoPops will now be appearing regularly at the Kaua‘i Community Market and at the Gourmet Market, Wednesday afternoons at the Shops at Kukui‘ula.

OnoPops is described as “fresh, local gourmet Hawaiian paleta” on its website, the “paleta” meaning popsicle in Mexican Spanish.

It represents a long history of gourmet, natural frozen confection innovation which started in 1946 in Tocumbo, Mexico.

OnoPops combines the accidental discovery of the Popsicle, the paleta, and the local shave ice into their own unique OnoPop, a treat which had some people going back twice for some of the flavors.

Meyers said normally when he brings the coolers out he has about 20 flavors, but due to an event going on elsewhere on the island, Saturday’s debut was limited to just about a dozen flavors, something that did not stop the constant line of people.

Meyers said he recently arranged to have some starfruit and lemongrass sent to the OnoPop creators who said they will work the combination into a future offering.

The Kaua‘i Community Market unfolds Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. while the Gourmet Market opens from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday afternoons at The Shops at Kukui‘ula. Both are coordinated by the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau.

Visit www.onopops.com for more information.

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.

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