Robert Walker lived on a beer and pizza diet while making his way through pilot school and the PT tests were starting to become a struggle. So he decided to adopt a paleo diet, yet still craved ice cream. Being a bit of a scientist, he started experimenting, using his love for banana’s as an inspiration.
What he created is an all natural dairy free alternative to ice cream that is made out of bananas! With no added sugar or artificial ingredients, made with wholesome and healthy fruit without any fillers like other ice creams. It’s totally gluten free, totally vegan, totally paleo, and according to local reviews, totally delicious Fronana!
In July of 2014 the Air Force Veteran launched FronanaMobile, showing up at festivals and events all over town, encouraging folks to try his frozen treat. The frozen treats were toted all over town with the pedal power of Fronana employees, supporting the healthy life style Walker promotes.
In July of 2015 he launched his scoop shop, through the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Activated Spaces program, located at 27 W 1st Street. Fronana also started showing up in grocery stores like Fresh Thyme and Dorothy Lane Market. Flavors include Wildberry Whirl, FroMocha, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Dark Chocolate and Mango Pineapple, with more flavors being added often.
With Fronana’s 3rd anniversary coming up on National Ice Cream Day, and the help of a Kiva, a nonprofit crowd-lending organization, that helped them with a $10,000 loan, they’ve just launched their Online Scoop Shop. With $2,000 for site design, search engine optimization and ongoing support of site. The remaining $7,000 will be used to setup packaging and nationwide fulfillment. These items include creating punch plates for Fronanagram shipping boxes, purchasing print screens and print setup fees. This Kiva Loan allows them to ship 1,000 Fronanagrams and generate over $50,000 in revenue.
The site is live and you can now share the Fronana experience, invented and hand crafted one pint at a time in Dayton, with friends and family all over the country.
To send a Fronanagram, just log on, pick out your flavors, themed 4 packs like the Berry Lovers Pack, the Breakfast Pack, the Super Smoothie Kit, the Mango Lover pack are available to make your selection easy, or shop by individual flavor. Two day shipping will run you $14.95.