Functional Foods: Tea Popsicles

June 22, 2015

Unlike most products in the frozen foods aisle of the grocery store, TeaPops from DeeBee’s SpecialTea Foods are low in carbs, sugar, and fat, as well as being certified organic and non-GMO verified. The popsicles launched in late 2013, are the “world’s first organic tea-based frozen novelty,” according to DeeBee’s. They are now in more than 900 stores within the natural and organic sector.

Unlike most products in the frozen foods aisle of the grocery store, TeaPops from DeeBee’s SpecialTea Foods are low in carbs, sugar, and fat, as well as being certified organic and non-GMO verified. The popsicles launched in late 2013 and are the “world’s first organic tea-based frozen novelty,” according to DeeBee’s. They are now in more than 900 stores within the natural and organic sector.

“I realized that there were no organic frozen pops on the market and I set out to create the healthiest frozen pop ever,” says Dionne Laslo-Baker, founder and CEO of DeeBee’s. She decided to create a frozen treat without added flavoring-a big challenge since frozen products typically need additional flavoring to make up for the insensitivity of taste buds at low temperatures.

But with natural sweeteners like mango, cherries, coconut flower blossom nectar, and organic honey, DeeBee’s was able to create tea-based popsicles with just 5-7 grams of sugar in each TeaPop. The popsicles are available with white, black, or rooibos teas, and come in five flavors, including Southern Iced Tea, Tropical Mango, and Toasted Coconut. 

Laslo-Baker says the TeaPops are rich in antioxidants and free of dairy, gluten, and soy. Four of the five flavors contain 25-35 calories per TeaPop, and the coconut flavor contains 70 calories.

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