Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Did You Know Tuesday - Otter Pops

It's the first week of Summer! Yay! I love the slow, leisurely pace of the Summer months. I will confess to a love of frozen fruit flavored treats, too. 

Last week I saw a reference to Otter Pops online and it took me back to my childhood. I loved Otter Pops and the similar Fla-Vor-Ice pops. 

Otter Pops were originally marketed in 1970 by National Pax. They are still made and sold today (I saw a huge box at Wal-Mart last week and it took all my will power not to buy!) These pops have 40 calories and come in flavors including: 

Alexander the Grape 
Sir Isaac Lime 
Little Orphan Orange 
Rip Van Lemon 
Louie-Bloo Raspberry 
Poncho Punch 
Strawberry Short Kook 

In 1995 the company tried to replace Sir Isaac Lime with Scarlett O'Cherry, but a well organized protest by fourth graders stopped this change. (Too bad -- the cherry frozen fruit pops sound delicious!) 

Do you remember Otter Pops or Fla-Vor-Ice from your childhood? Are you still a fan of these frozen treats? They are part of summer nostalgia for me, and always fun (and delicious!). I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.


Joules (from Pocketful of Joules) said...

I've never heard them called Otter Pops, but I grew up with Fla-Vor-Ice and still see it in the grocery stores. So yummy!

Kate Curtis said...

I love all their silly names! My kids have an otter pop every afternoon after lunch. They are a staple in our house.

Adriana Renee said...

I haven't had Otter Pops in a long time! Didn't even realize the cute flavors!

Amber Hillis said...

Otter pops are the best in the summer!!! Oh yeah!

Farrah said...

Yay for Otter Pops, hahaha. :D I forgot that the flavors had actual names with people-names!! :O I haven't had any in forever, but the orange one was always my favorite! :]

Cynthia said...

I havent heard of otter pops but my hubby loves ice pops! I'll have to find some for him to try

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks all! I enjoyed reading your comments. Have a great summer weekend!