NORTH HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – Eyewitness News travels to North Haven to find out about Popcentric.
What’s better than a popsicle on a hot summer day?
How about a soft drink any day of the year?
Victoria Decristofaro owns Popcentric in North Haven, where you can get gourmet soft drinks virtually anytime.
” It was great. It’s really fun and we’re busy all summer and slow in the winter, but it’s nice, it’s really nice because I have school work, so it’s a nice break, ”said Victoria.
She came up with the idea in 2015 while working at a restaurant, then tried it out at home with her friends and family.
“I had difficult children who ate nothing. I’m not a vegetarian but I like vegetables and fruit a lot and I think I eat very healthy for the most part and I really thought my kids would follow suit and they didn’t, and they were very resilient and so I would try to do it at home and try to sneak into things, and that was kind of the idea at first,” Victoria said.
Now it has dozens of flavors, and many of them look like desserts.
His favorite ginger, pineapple, is usually in stock.
Other favorites include Coconut Avocado, Cream Cookies, and her kids’ favorite: Root Beer Float.
They have a freezer stocked with 20 different types of pops.
“It’s creamy and fruity, so it depends on what you fancy. Right now my season is not in full swing, it will be in less than two weeks so I will have triple what you see here now,” Victoria said.
She loads up the Jeep to take to parties, things like school events, birthdays, and even weddings where she does adult pops.
“We do a lot of parties, mostly parties, we used to do a lot of farmers markets, but now we’re pretty full of parties, so we don’t do too many markets, and we’re in store,” said Victoria. .
Although she says she never saw herself owning a Popsicle store, now she wouldn’t have it any other way.
“On hot days there is a queue at the door and I love that,” Victoria said.
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