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Santa Cruz Fungi Introduces Shroomsicles™: Mushroom-Infused Gourmet Popsicles

PRESS RELEASE — NEWS PROVIDED BY Katie Sarna for Santa Cruz Fungi

Santa Cruz, CA (2024) – Mushrooms for dessert? Santa Cruz Fungi has taken a bold step in the world of gourmet frozen treats by introducing mushroom-infused popsicles, Shroomsicles™. These pops are not just a delight to the taste buds but also packed with an array of health benefits. Leveraging the growing trend of functional foods, their frosty pops incorporate powerful mushroom extracts such as lion’s mane, chaga, and cordyceps. These ingredients are renowned for their immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and adaptogenic properties.

Handcrafted in Santa Cruz, California, with 100% organic dairy-free ingredients and stored in 100% home compostable packaging, these popsicles align with the increasing consumer demand for eco-friendly and health-conscious products.

They offer a range of fun(ctional) and unique flavors that deliver all the benefits of mushrooms without the mushroom taste. Flavors include:

Strawberry Lion’s Mint: A refreshing blend of juicy strawberries and cooling fresh mint, enhanced with the cognitive-boosting benefits of lion’s mane mushroom.

Key Lion’s Mane Pie: A classic dessert featuring a tasty trifecta of tart, sweet, and creamy, infused with lion’s mane known for its impressive stimulation of nerve growth factor (NGF).

Chagaccino: A satisfying combo that balances bold coffee flavor with velvety cashews, featuring chaga known for its oxidative stress-fighting properties.

Turkey Tail Pupsicle: Tails wag for our human-grade popsicle for dogs infused with turkey tail extract, known for its digestive and immune-boosting effects.

Santa Cruz Fungi is dedicated to sourcing the finest USDA organic ingredients, prioritizing local suppliers when possible to support the community and minimize environmental impact. They also partner with Nammex and Far West Fungi for the highest-quality mushroom extracts, and use fair trade cocoa from Equal Exchange, single origin matcha from Rishi Tea & Botanicals, direct trade coffee from Verve Coffee Roasters, and organic wildflower honey from Bee Seasonal. All coconut products are ethically produced without monkey labor, and utilize repurposed boxes from other local businesses.


About Santa Cruz Fungi

With nearly a decade of mushroom expertise, Katie Sarna and Paul Lazazzera are the creative minds behind Santa Cruz Fungi, located in downtown Santa Cruz. Specializing in handcrafted organic popsicles, they blend complementary superfoods with mushroom extracts to create a delicious and nutritious experience, without the mushroom taste. Santa Cruz Fungi is dedicated to innovation and health, ensuring every frosty treat supports personal wellness and environmental responsibility.

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