It has been EXTREMELY hot here this past week. Some of our “cooling down” techniques have been tasty & fun….like, POPSICLES!
Is there anything like a popsicle in July? I didn’t think so! So colorful, flavorful & YUMMY!
I was gifted a book of “Pops” this spring & have full intensions of giving a few a try this summer for my son’s birthday. In the meantime, I found these….
I got to thinking about these frozen treats and wondered who made the first one ever?
Here is what I found at About.com
In 1905, the Popsicle was invented by an eleven-year-old Frank Epperson. Frank Epperson was only 11 years old when he invented the originally named Epsicle. He had left his fruit flavored soda outside on the porch with a stir stick in it. The drink froze to the stick and tasted good. It took 18 more years in 1923 for Epperson to apply for a patent for a “frozen ice on a stick” called the Epsicle ice pop, which his children re-named the Popsicle.
In 1925, Frank Epperson sold his famous Popsicle to the Joe Lowe Company of New York. Good Humor now owns the rights to the Popsicle.
- Twin Popsicles (two popsicles sticks together) were invented during the Great Depression.
- Popsicle sticks were first made from Birch wood.
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