Friday, May 14, 2010

Funky Food Friday: Otter Pops!

I had never heard of Otter Pops until I met Rob.

Did we not have them in the Midwest? We had similar things, but I think we just called them Freeze Pops, and they didn't have cool animal mascots like Little Orphan Orange and Louie Bloo-Raspberry.

I remember this kind of pop so distinctly, though...how weird it was to hold them before they were frozen, how you always had to get scissors to open the tube, how messy the last drops got as you tried to chase every last bit of flavor out of the tube. Stickylicious.
What was your favorite frozen treat? Did you have Otter Pops in your area? I confess, given a choice, I'd take a Fudgcicle any time...or a Pudding Pop!

4 comments:

briank said...

I don't know if Otter Pops were regional, but I remember them first appearing around 1969-70. I think it's somewhat remarkable that the packaging and characters are exactly the same now as they were 40 years ago.

Shawn Robare said...

Though I ate my fare share of Pudding Pops (both Jello and Swiss Miss), Otter Pops were my cherished childhood frozen treat. I think it's because my mom never bought them and I only got them at friend's houses.

This kind of branding is so missing from most food products these days and it's kind of sad, sadder than a little orphan orange otter pop in fact...

Ali said...

We had them in Prescott, Arkansas, and I remember intense fighting over the lime ones.

maggie said...

We did have them in MN but they were much harder to find than the regular freeze pops, but much better tasting.