Rochelle Auman | 07 August 2019

If you’re a Brisbane local and a self-confessed sweet tooth, then it’s time to celebrate—Happy Pops, an award-winning gelato joint from Noosa, is launching at South Bank on August 15!

First breaking onto the scene in 2018 (and at a beautiful location on Hastings Street in Noosa, so you know they’ve got the beachy vibes down pat), Happy Pops is a place to spoil yourself without the guilt. You’ll fall head over heels for their premium artisanal gelato and sorbet, all served on a stick!

While the concept of gelato on a stick isn’t a new one, it’s Happy Pops’ flavours and attention to detail that make them stand out from the pack. They use only natural, preservative-free Australian ingredients to create fun yet sophisticated desserts, and each one is hand-crafted with the gelato pasteurised and infused at the time of creation to seal in maximum flavour. Talk about dessert with style!

The Happy Pops menu boasts an impressive range of signature kid pops and pre-made premium pops which are only $7 each! You can choose from flavours such as ‘Hokey Pokey’ (a fan favourite)—made with homemade Australian honeycomb and topped with Belgium chocolate and homemade caramel sauce; ‘Fruit Pavlova’—a delicious combination of homemade pavlova, vanilla gelato, Belgium white chocolate, freeze-dried raspberries and real passionfruit; ‘Salted Caramel’—featuring homemade caramel sauce, Belgium chocolate and Murray River pink salt; and many more!

For the little ones, the kids pops come in two flavours—vanilla mallows and choc smarties or kids’ mini—naked is $3 and premium is $3.50. And for any vegans reading this, Happy Pops has got you covered! They’ve got vegan pops containing milk alternatives (choose from soy milk, rice milk or coconut milk), as well as an award-winning vegan flavour—‘Coconut Yoghurt and Raspberry’—made with Sunshine Coast coconut yoghurt, coconut cream and freeze-dried raspberries.

You can also create your own Happy Pop in-store for only $8.50 and it’s super quick and easy to do! All you have to do is pick a pop base (choose from gelato, sorbet, waffle or brownie), choose your chocolate (either half-dip or drizzle), and pick 3 toppings; options include freeze-dried raspberries, hazelnuts, m&ms, sprinkles, macadamias and Willy Wonka Nerds.

And as if that wasn’t a sweet enough deal, you can also score free toppings during Happy Pops Happy Hour from 4-5pm on weekdays and get fresh warm waffles after 5pm (or all day on rainy days)! If this all sounds like your jam, make sure you also join the loyalty club for special treats and perks!

All the fun kicks off at the new shop’s grand opening, so be there or be square—you need these life-changing desserts in your life ASAP! Here are the deets:

Happy Pops Brisbane Shop Grand Opening
When: 10am, Thursday August 15
Where: Shop 30, 153 Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank

About the author


Rochelle is a 5-foot sass bomb with a serial penchant for taking photos of her daily adventures and writing about them. When she’s not on-the-go or working on a project, she loves watching hedgehog videos, scouting out new cafes with her friends, and drinking hot chocolate like it’s water.


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