Buzz Pop Cocktails creates sustainable packaging during the Covid-19 pandemic and pivots business on multiple fronts!
TAMPA BAY, Florida, August 1, 2020 — Summer 2020 for Buzz Pops has been interesting to say the least. Like many small to medium size businesses throughout the USA this has been a trying time. Covid-19 has shuttered its entire food service customer base. Due to the dedication and laser focused determination of its CEO, Joseph Isaacs, adjustments have been made on multiple fronts which include manufacturing, giving back and becoming a partner of the National Association of Caterer’s and Events (NACE) in order to thrive and move forward with plans for 2021.
In the spirit of being a socially conscious company and at the outset of the pandemic, Buzz Pop Cocktails offered free mini boxes of its world famous Buzz Pops to front line COVID-19 Healthcare workers and first responders throughout the USA via a Facebook campaign. This donation of $50,000 in pops made it easier for these doctors, nurses and first responders to cope with the medical crisis that hit the USA.
“With time being tough for doctors and nurses at facilities across the country, we felt a need to chip in and help relieve some of that day to day stress,” says Joseph Isaacs, CEO. “We are glad to help in this small way and brighten so many people’s day,” he adds.
Additionally, during this crisis Buzz Pops made a conscious decision to eliminate all plastic in its packing by 2021 and to move towards a 100% biodegradable material. This was a multi-prong decision by the management team to utilize a more sustainable packaging as well as end the dependence on China for this supply. “The new biodegradable packaging will allow us to move forward in a manner consistent with our healthy philosophy and thus doing our part to save the planet by eliminating single use plastics here in the USA”, say Mr. Isaacs. “A sustainable package allows us to be sold at more theme parks through the USA and we intend to expand the distribution globally”, he adds.
Buzz Pop Cocktails® are the world’s first and only 100% all-natural fresh fruit, authentic Italian sorbet made with a full shot of premium spirits in each one – serving customers around the U.S. high-quality, all-natural frozen specialty sorbets. Our patented process makes us the only company globally to offer a homogeneous product with an incredible taste. Buzz Pops are fat free, Vegan, Gluten free, certified OU Kosher and under 100 calories. These frozen boozy adult treats are the #1 rated alcoholic popsicles in the world. Everyone loves our boozy sorbets made with 10-15% ABV premium alcohol.
These guilt-free indulgences have made a bi-coastal presence over the last three years. Prior to the pandemic, they were available at Disney Springs in Florida, Godfrey Hotel in Chicago, TAO properties in NYC including the Magic Hour & Beach rooftop bars, Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles, Wrigley Field in Chicago, Legend’s Field in Anaheim, Amalie Arena in Tampa, sporting arenas along with convention centers, through event planners and established hotel brands such as Ritz Carlton, MGM, Wyndham, Marriott, Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria, Caesars Entertainment properties among others.
About Buzz Pop Cocktails
Buzz Pop Cocktails is the only ready-to-serve, all natural 100% fruit, authentic Italian sorbet made with top shelf liquors. Buzz Pops only serves their customers a high-quality, all-natural frozen specialty sorbet. Buzz Pops was recently the recipient of a Gold Medal in the 2019 Proof Awards and also ranked the #1 alcoholic popsicle by Huffington Post. Buzz Pops is proud of its healthy product which contains nothing artificial and no high fructose corn syrups or imitation sweeteners. Soothe Ice is a wholly owned subsidiary of Buzz Pop Cocktails.
Buzz Pops are an “Indulgent premium cocktail with a healthy twist” delivered in an old-fashioned, retro push pop. Buzz Pops are distributed through a food service model (and limited liquor/specialty stores & mobile ice cream vendors) which includes such iconic customer brands including Caesar’s Entertainment, Aramark, Levy Restaurants, TAO Group, Waldorf Astoria, 4 Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Marriot, Wyndham Hotels and Disney Springs.
Buzz Pops have been a feature in industry publications as well as many online media sources on multiple occasions since 2018 which include the Huffington Post, Food & Beverage, Chilled, Packaging & Design, Pop Sugar, Delish, Lad Bible, Thrillist, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Liquor.com, Insider Food, Food & Drink International, Fox & Friends, Best Products, Inquisitor and many more.
Buzz Pops are also available for corporate/private events, through event planners and NACE members/chapters. https://www.buzzpopcocktails.com