Oddly enough, our frequently asked questions have little to do with our return policies, shipping and handling, our commitment to community or how many pops can fit into a mini- fridge freezer (the answer is 8,small). Instead, the two questions that we get the most often are:
- How'd we come up with the name " Cranky Boots," and were we inspired by the movie, " Kinky Boots?"
- Which pop is our favorite, which pop will "I" like or worse, which pop is " good?"
|Banana w/Burnt Caramel and Sea-Salt.|
No, the name "Cranky Boots," did not draw inspiration from a movie about a transgendered woman in need of a pair of size 14A street working shoes. And no, the fact that everyone in the movie has a British accent, does not make that question any more charming. Imagine if I asked every "Donnie" I ever met, if his parents drew inspiration for his name from a movie about a guy in a morbid bunny suit, where Patrick Swayze (RIP, pour one out for the homies),was a chester. Most people name things something because it means something to them. Forget about the time that you were little and you named your stuffed animal something ultra creative like "Doggie," or begged your parents to name your still-in-the womb-sibling something like " Strawberry Shortcake" because you were 3ish and thought it was awesome; we picked Cranky Boots because it's our inside joke and it means something to us. Mostly, it's a place in our relationship that makes us laugh when things aren't going...well... according to plan? To put it bluntly, I lovingly call Aland " Cranky Boots," when he's getting on my nerves---he calls me that when he
thinks hallucinates that I am getting on his...
Asking what is our favorite pop, is a lot like asking us which one of our children is our favorite. Though I must admit that while growing up as the oldest of 5, I often tried to coax my mother into admitting I was indeed her favorite, this is not the case in this particular situation. It is neither the case for any of our non-existent children. A lot of thought goes into every pop before we even get to the Farmer's market to pick out our fruit. On top of mere fruit-picking, each pop is lovingly made and packaged by hand. Sometimes, we get what we think is a genius idea, make the pop, and realize that our idea was not so genius. You don't even get to know about these pops, because they are never sold (they're sent to live on a farm, where they are able to roam free and play). We go way out of our way to bring you the best. So as a good parent, I will say that all of our pops are our favorite. You should choose a pop based on what types of things you like; since I probably don't know what types of things you like, you might as well be asking me the exact mileage of your Great-Grandmother's school-bound-one-way-barefoot-hike in the snow. However if you must ask, Aland loves to recommend Banana with Burnt Caramel and Sea-Salt, Strawberry Basil, Figs with Goat Yogurt and a Balsamic Gastrique or Hibiscus Pineapple-Limeade.
We stand behind our pops,and taste-test each handmade batch throughout each of their five processes. Most people absolutely adore us. However, there are elements to life that are out of our control and if you're ever unsatisfied with our pop, please let us know. We'll do our best to fix the situation...but for the the love of bejebus, don't ask us if our pops are good?!?! If you do, I will be forced to snap my fingers, and have my bouncers throw you out of the Cranky Boots' line...