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Popsicle shop owners take on mass production

Arzola started pop brothers in 2015 with one just one freezer and now offer more than 80 flavors. (Image Source: WLOX News) Arzola started pop brothers in 2015 with one just one freezer and now offer more than 80 flavors. (Image Source: WLOX News)
One of the seven new locations is The Chocolate Shop in the Golden Nugget Biloxi.(Image Source: WLOX News) One of the seven new locations is The Chocolate Shop in the Golden Nugget Biloxi.(Image Source: WLOX News)
With new locations come more work, for now, that work will fall on owners Shannon and Octavio Arzola. (Image Source: WLOX News) With new locations come more work, for now, that work will fall on owners Shannon and Octavio Arzola. (Image Source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Pop Brothers opened their first shop just 15 months ago.

Thanks to the show "Billion Dollar Buyer", their product is available at stores in Texas and Louisiana. With new locations come more work. For now, that work will fall on owners Shannon and Octavio Arzola.

"We decided to mass produce 12 flavors. Those are the 12 flavors that we know we can get the ingredients year round and that are readily available," said Shannon. "We've made the commitment to deliver them every two weeks and we are self-distributing, so we're doing it ourselves."

The owners waited for months for the episode to air. But in the meantime, word about Pop Brothers was spreading.

"....before the show started, just when they show clips, we've been getting tons of calls. People all over the United States are interested, they would love to carry our product," said Octavio.

In South Mississippi alone, the frozen treats are available in Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, and Ocean Springs. They can also be purchased at the Chocolate Shop in the Golden Nugget, which hopefully exposes the business to a different clientele.

"It's definitely not a store bought popsicle. You can taste the fresh strawberries in it. It's actually got the seeds from the strawberries that pop in your mouth," said Mitchell Dye.

The episode is already attracting new customers. A couple of tourists from Indiana who saw them on the show stopped in the shop to grab some for the road.    

"We were planning to maybe stop on the way home Friday night, but now we're going straight home. We have the goods," said Donna Treece.

As for what's next? Well, the Arzola's just want to take it one venture at a time.

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