Wednesday, April 23, 2008

WFMW: Slow Melt Popsicles

Thanks to Shannon from Rocks in my Dryer for hosting the weekly Works for me Wednesday Carnival!

With the wonderfully warm weather arriving, I thought I'd share an awesome product with you... and trust me, if you have kids, you'll want to stock your freezers full of them (although probably everyone knows about these by now)! The product? SLOW MELT POPSICLES Oh, my word ... I ADORE this product! In fact, I thought I did a WFMW post on this last year, but I can't find it anywhere, so it probably didn't make it out of my brain.

I don't know about you, but my son takes for-ever-and-a-day to eat a Popsicle, an ice cream cone, or anything else that seems to melt... which leads to goo all over his hand, arm, clothing, neck, chest, stomach, legs, table, chair, carpet ... or anything else it can drip on. That's why I love this product so much -- it takes much longer ... MUCH longer ... to melt! These Popsicles don't have any chemicals that retard the melting process -- they are just made with gelatin. Genius. (ingredients below)

Hunter can take as long as he wants to eat it, because it doesn't drip down his hand like water. About a half hour into the whole Popsicle licking time, it may start to drip in blobby-gelatin-like drops which he can lick up real easily.

Total calories per serving? 40. Total Carbohydrates 10g. The down side? Slow Melts don't come in sugar free.

One other semi-slow melt: Big Stick Lick-A-Color Sours with a slow-melt core, and 90 calories (that's a TON of calories for a Popsicle, but they are large).

Just as a side note -- here are a few other Popsicle brand Popsicles: Peel-A-Pops have 80 calories for ONE serving!!! Dora pops and Twister Pops each have 60 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS: WATER, PEAR JUICE (FROM CONCENTRATE), SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, LEMON JUICE (FROM CONCENTRATE), CHERRY JUICE (FROM CONCENTRATE), STRAWBERRY JUICE (FROM CONCENTRATE), NATURAL FLAVOR, GELATIN, CITRIC ACID, MALIC ACID, VEGETABLE JUICE (FOR COLOR), TURMERIC (FOR COLOR), ANNATTO (FOR COLOR), ASCORBIC ACID, ICE STRUCTURING PROTEIN. CONTAINS 10% FRUIT JUICE.

11 comments:

Susanne said...

I used to have a homemade recipe for these. I had no idea they made these.

Christine @ Serenity How? said...

How cool is that??? I've never seen those before. Love it!

Frozen pudding pops are a lot less messy, too. These are probably the most mess free though.

Great tip! :)

Donnetta (momrn2) said...

What a fantastic tip!

Any idea how long these have been around??!!? Because I will have to take a few minutes to pout if they were out when my kids were little. :-)

Keeping this in mind to have on hand when little ones are around this summer!!

Barb said...

It makes me very sad they don't come in sugar-free. We're on such a campaign around here to control Cameron's diabetes, I have to have sugar-free snacks for him - but you know? Maybe they'll wise up and come up with a sugar-free version soon. Most big food companies do.

Slow melting popsickles. What a GREAT idea!

Milehimama said...

Thanks for pointing these out! My son can't have food colors, so I haven't cruised the popsicle aisle in looonnngg time. But we might have to pick some of these up!

FrazzMom said...

What a great product! I'll be on the lookout for these!

Org Junkie said...

Very clever!!

Michelle@Life with Three said...

I never heard of these before -- what a great idea! My son just had a popscile the other night and I hovered over him the whole time trying to avoid a mess!

I'm tagging you for a meme! Here's the link: http://lifewiththree.blogspot.com/2008/04/five-classes-i-wish-they-would-have.html

Sunny said...

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So now I can only go on @ the library...
I now have a poetry Blog too
How does one get views
as none seems to view mine and it makes me sad.....
Your site is still great
God bless
Sunny
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Overwhelmed! said...

Nice! I'm going to have to try these! :)

Sandy said...

Never heard of these - very cool! :)