Philip R’s Frozen Desserts made headlines in 2010 with its award-winning Lollibons (picture an ice cream lollipop or a cake pop on a stick). The Swiss vanilla almond Lollibon was selected as a silver finalist for Outstanding Perishable Foodservice Product in the 2010 sofi Awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. In 2011, the novelty received a top award from the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product contest in the creative and innovative class.
Philip R’s (owned by the Rotondos, Philip Sr. and Philip Jr.) launched the Lollibons at the 2009 National Restaurant Association Show. It is the company’s first product to be sold at retail. Whole Foods stores in the northeast carry Lollibons, and Philip Jr. says he would like to expand nationally. The lollipop-shaped novelty has a rich creme anglaise ice cream base covered in pure Belgian chocolate.