The Seattle Popsicle Truck

Tell me one of your favorite sounds as a kid was the popsicle man.

That tinny music coming round the corner, getting louder and louder, giving you, me, and our friends just enough time to run inside for quarters from mom or grandpa. The popsicle truck would come into view and we would huff and run to be the first in line for the red-white-and-blue rockets, or maybe a fudgesicle.

Sitting outside on Capitol Hill the other day I had a genius idea...I think you'll agree it's brilliant.

An adult popsicle truck.

That plays really great summer music - like The Roots or Musiq Soulchild, or pretty much any R&B from the early 90's - and drives around Capitol Hill giving out real, organic, fruit juice popsicles to the hipsters in their cut-off-denim shorts. Maybe the Popsicle Driver even doubles as a DJ and customers can request songs.

Maybe you can get on the popsicle truck social media page and request a specific song when the truck is coming around your corner!

I imagine the truck being about this big:
But having B&W speakers and much better branding:

I'm imagining the list of flavors printed on the side of the truck now, co-created with Seattle chefs of course:

Peach, Tomato & Basil
Grapefruit, Cucumber, & Cilantro
Lemon & Black Pepper
Pineapple, Lime & Ginger
Mango, Meyer Lemon & Thyme
Blueberry & Terragon

Something co-conspired with Fran's Chocolates of course.
Blackberries from San Juan Island.

You get it.

Would you want this truck to come down your street? Let me know what you think.


  1. Would love nothing more! What do you think of a blood orange, mascarpone creamsicle???

  2. Um. heavenly! Perhaps on a biscotti stick? What song would you want the truck to play when it came down your street? What would get you digging in your change jar and out off the front porch?