Ready for a new food trend? Suck It Sweets and Treats in Studio City is a gourmet popsicle boutique that specializes in vegan, vegetarian, all-natural (no preservatives, no additives) gluten-free, environmentally friendly “sucksicles” and bakery items. Founder Kaileigh Brielle came to making all-natural iced treats in a roundabout way. After film school, a run as an optician, and a stint studying with Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, she was diagnosed with allergies to both gluten and milk proteins. Deprived of dessert, Brielle had a sudden revelation: popsicles! She began experimenting in her home kitchen and came up with an all-natural recipe that she tweaked in intriguing ways that were based on whatever was available at the local farms in the Valley.
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Today, in its candy-colored, graphically designed space, Suck It offers such flavors as Lavender Lemonade, Watermelon Lime Cilantro, and Vietnamese Iced Coffee. Her Mexican Hot Chocolate surprises with its pop of spicy heat and its dash of cinnamon. The Jalapeno Grapefruit even has chunks of green pepper. Brielle grinds her own spices, uses cane sugar, and sources local, organic produce as much as she can. She even makes iced treats for four-legged customers, with proceeds going to local rescue efforts. Die-hard Sucketeers who want to know the flavors of the day can subscribe to Suck It Sweets’ Facebook status updates or daily tweets.