JonnyPops wants to share a random act of kindness with Twin Cities residents. It is giving away up to 10,000 free pops at its headquarters in St. Louis Park (3600 Alabama Ave. S.) until about 11 a.m. Friday (Feb. 17).
Co-founder Erik Brust said, “The winter months could be tough times for a frozen treat company like JonnyPops, but we’re forecasted to triple in size in 2017. This is extremely exciting, so we’re using National Random Acts of Kindness Day to give away pops and say thank you to all the people who have helped make JonnyPops a Minnesota favorite. With each passing day, we discover that our mission of spreading kindness becomes more important, and that drives us to make a positive impact in big and small ways.”
Normally, JonnyPops winter biz is 70 percent of its summer biz, but the company has been working with schools around the country to make its business less seasonal. The product is sold locally in Cub, Lunds & Byerlys, Target and Costco.
JonnyPops originated when a small group of friends who were students at St. Olaf in Northfield, Minn. began making the treat as a relief during finals. For a more complete story, go here.