Pulse Pops grab national honours

Diana Nguyen (l to r), Stacey Seufert, Christie Cheng and Anastassia Astrakhantseva developed Pulse Pops.  Photo: Courtesy University of Alberta
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It’s mission accomplished for the Alberta creators of Pulse Pops, who recently won top honours — and a cheque for $2,500 — at the national finals of Mission ImPULSEible.

University of Alberta students Anastassia Astrakhantseva, Christie Cheng, Diana Nguyen and Stacey Seufert created a frozen alternative to the popular cake pop from black beans, chickpeas, coconut, peanut butter and chocolate.

“Awarding Pulse Pops (first place) meant so much to the team and me,” Seufert said. “The creativity, hard work and pride we have in our product was acknowledged, all in the common goal of a healthy yet delicious snack that I believe every age can enjoy.”

The next step is to bring the frozen treat to the marketplace, she said. The team will start by targeting events and festivals, while working to find retailers to carry the product.

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