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The Hyppo

Hyppo: What's in the name?

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Hypolita Street

Hypolita Street

Where does the name The Hyppo come from, you ask? Our hometown, Saint Augustine, was named such because it was discovered on the Feast Day of Saint Augustine of Hippo, the ancient city name for a town in modern day Algeria. So, when our founder sat pondering a place for Saint Augustinians and people abroad to feast on the freshest local and crisp produce, it seemed only right to name it after our city's patron saint: or rather, a certain hungry animal that he happened to share a name with.

In addition, our first store sits on Hypolita Street, so we traded a 'y' for the 'i' to make sure everyone knows we are 100% home-grown. Ta da -- There is your Hyppo History lesson for the day!

Featured Fruit: Guavas

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If pineapple is known as the “king” of fruits, guava is considered the queen!  

Commonly cultivated and enjoyed in tropical regions, guavas are small and somewhat round shaped fruits. They are fragrant when ripe and contain tiny edible seeds enveloped in a very soft, sweet pulp! Said to taste like a combination of a pear and a strawberry, guavas act as excellent thirst quenchers. 

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They are also a powerhouse of nutrients containing high levels of Vitamin A and four times as much Vitamin C than an orange! Here in Florida guavas are harvested year round allowing for us regularly have flavors such as Guava Hibiscus, Guava Mango, Guava Chili (Spicy!), and Guava Peach!  

Try cutting some up as a snack or tossing it into your salad for a sweet and nutritious addition! 

-Alyssa