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Ybor City gets cooler as gourmet pop shop Hyppo expands across Tampa Bay

The flavors of gourmet popsicles at Hyppo can include, from left, pineapple cilantro, bourbon peach and ginger dragonfruit.
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The flavors of gourmet popsicles at Hyppo can include, from left, pineapple cilantro, bourbon peach and ginger dragonfruit. [Times files]

Ybor City has a cool, new spot for icy gourmet treats.

A year after opening on St. Petersburg's Central Avenue, Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops opened its second Tampa Bay location over the weekend at 1600 E Eighth Ave. in the Centro Ybor complex. The storefront formerly housed Joffrey's Coffee & Tea before that shop moved to a larger space down the street.

The Florida chain is known for its large, rotating menu of ice pops that make use of fresh produce and come in flavors such as carrot ginger, avocado cream, pineapple cilantro and strawberry lemonade.

Ybor marks the eighth location for Hyppo, which also has shops in Gainesville and Jacksonville. Since opening the first location in St. Augustine's historic district in 2010, Hyppo has earned acclaim from publications such as Food & Wine, Southern Living and Travel + Leisure, among others.

Ybor City gets cooler as gourmet pop shop Hyppo expands across Tampa Bay 07/18/16 [Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2016 7:24pm]
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