National Freezer Pop Day is a perfect excuse to enjoy more Otter Pops

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If it’s been a while since you have Otter Pops, National Freezer Pop Day is a reason to have one.

Sometimes the simplest treat brings back a special summer memory. Like many people, Otter Pops were part of summer fun growing up. Always in the bottom of the freezer were a pile of colorful, flavorful frozen treats. With a snip of the scissors, you enjoyed a freezer pop that  brought smiles with every sip.

On July 8, the classic freezer pop is celebrated for National Freezer Pop Day. With over 1 billion freezer pops made per year, it seems that these little treats still hold a special place in people’s hearts. Whether it was that treat that mom said was ok to eat before lunch or a reward for winning a swimming heat, a freezer pop just is a simple pleasure.

While the freezer aisle is crowded with all types of frozen treats, the classic Otter Pops are tucked away in another aisle. These treats are frozen at home. Although you might have to wait to enjoy these treats, it only takes a little bit of time to freeze.

For 50 years, Otter Pops has been bringing smiles to treat time. While everyone has a preferred flavor, a classic box usually has four flavors, blue raspberry, strawberry, lime and grape. Although, the flavors have different names on the box. Every flavor has a special Otter associated with it.

Whether it is a classic flavor or a tropical flavor, the flavor’s corresponding Otter has a fun backstory. From Alexander the Grape to Sir Isaac Lime, that little treat can spark a fun discussion. Why shouldn’t food come with a little learning or at least a question.

Even though Otter Pops are the iconic freezer pop, it isn’t the only option available. The same parent company makes all types of ice pop. From the sweet and sour Sour Patch Kids to even SLIQ, an adult freezer pop, there is an option for any flavor preference or any occasion.

On National Freezer Pop Day take the time to rediscover the Otter Pops and freezer pops. It might not be the over-indulgent ice cream sundae but it will bring a smile to your face.

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What frozen treat sparks a summer memory for you? When was the last time you had a freezer pop?