That’s a big question. Inspiration for what we do comes from a bunch of places. Our biggest inspiration is our “Mom”.
We grew up in the midwest where summer months were hot and sticky. To cool us off, our mom made us the best homemade pops from freshly squeezed juices and cut fruit, exactly how her mom made them when she was a little girl growing up in the Philippines. She called it ice candy and they were awesome. When everyone else was having Popsicles, we were chomping on something else completely different, and it didn’t take too long to get noticed.
The summer of 1983 was pretty hot as we remember it. That summer every kid in the neighborhood opened a lemonade stand. That summer, we ended up launching a pretty enterprising business selling ice candy. We often crack up in amazement when we look back. The three lemonade stands within sight of our house ended up shutting down, and the kids working those stands ended up working with us. Not bad for a bunch of kids.