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Yelp NoVA’s ode to summer



What’s pink and blue and covered in unicorn dust and flowers? Nope, we’re not talking about some mystical fairy from a dogeared novel, we’re talking about Fantasticks, a gourmet gelato popsicle bar in Northern Virginia!

Yelp Elites were invited to a socially-distanced outdoor event at Fantastick’s Ashburn location – where they sling customized gelato pops out of a reformed shipping container – for the Squad’s first in-person event in more than 500 days. With the earlier sunsetting days of August and the shuffling of back to school traffic, this event was an ode to summer and its bright flavors. 

When we say flavors, Fantasticks means it: Elites got to choose from classics like watermelon and lime to unique house mixes like pineapple jalapeño and fruit parfait. Dipped in chocolate, dusted in unicorn magic, drizzled in caramel… no two pops of the evening were the same. 

This isn’t so much a popsicle as a work of art. I almost didn’t want to eat it because it was so pretty! And it was tasty too! I’d never heard of this place before, but will definitely be coming back before the end of the summer. I love that you can order pretty much endless permutations of whatever base flavors you want.

Jessica p.

Want to hang on to summer just a wee bit longer? Check out the event reviews and photos. Special thanks to Kishan, owner of Fantasticks, for welcoming the Squad to his business and Nica Lam Photos for the festive shots!