Spring has sprung and summer is near, which means it's time for us to stock our freezers with the most tasty frozen treats to make us feel like a kid again.
You know what I'm talking about. The frozen sticks of artificially flavored fruit juices in every color of the rainbow. Red dye 40? Yes, please!
The treats are known as Otter Pops—or more generically, freezer pops—but others remember their favorite brain-freezing delights by other names.
Twitter user @fetusleen asked people two very pressing questions:
"It's dead summer. your mom comes home from the store with THESE. what do u call these and what is the best color?"
it's dead summer. your mom comes home from the store with THESE. what do u call these and what is the best color? https://t.co/MqARWmrch8— lucy ♡ 8 (@lucy ♡ 8) 1558793105.0
Otter Pops, which are purportedly made from 100% real fruit juice, sit on store shelves typically at room temperature for consumers to freeze back home. The seven colors and flavors depict different cartoon characters, each with a wacky name.
Blue (blue raspberry): Louie-Bloo Raspberry, Pink (strawberry): Strawberry Short Kook, Green (lemon-lime): Sir Isaac Lime, Red (fruit punch ): Poncho Punch, Purple (grape): Alexander the Grape, Orange (orange): Little Orphan Orange.
There used to be Yellow (lemon): Rip Van Lemon, but the flavor was discontinued in the 1970s.
The tweet received over 19k likes and people shared their favorite flavors.
@fetusIeen Otter pope. ORANGE 4 LYFE— Daphne (@Daphne) 1558919226.0
@fetusIeen Freezies and blue and white are best— Clara🐝 (@Clara🐝) 1558805036.0
@linguists4pete @Med4Pete @CatsforPete @fetusIeen OMG same, never met anyone else who calls them freezie pops. But I like cola best lmao— meelie (@meelie) 1558996970.0
@fetusIeen Things that cut the sides of your mouth, green!— Taylor Mechling (@Taylor Mechling) 1558925051.0
@fetusIeen All good Australians know these are called Zooper Doopers— Scarlet Moth (@Scarlet Moth) 1558925854.0
@fetusIeen Flavor Ice. BLUE!— Christie Lee (@Christie Lee) 1558896709.0
@fetusIeen freezies and the red ones— taylor♡ | 87 (@taylor♡ | 87) 1558822108.0
There are also the rejected flavors that remain in the freezer.
@mrdavidpacker @fetusIeen By the end of summer that freezer will only have one color left.— Roy McAvoy (@Roy McAvoy) 1558951558.0
@Ole_Roy_McAvoy @mrdavidpacker @fetusIeen It'll be the pineapple ones 🤢— 🌘kennedy✨ (@🌘kennedy✨) 1558966053.0
@linguists4pete @Med4Pete @fetusIeen Purple is pretty good. Anything but the fake cherry red— Cats for Pete (@Cats for Pete) 1558922574.0
How do you prioritize the flavors?
@fetusIeen Otter Pops. Green and blue go first, red come last : )— Cats for Pete (@Cats for Pete) 1558918987.0
@CatsforPete @fetusIeen I can get on board with Otter Pops as a name, but GREEN being first to go?? https://t.co/xDVuuA08mc— Med4Pete (@Med4Pete) 1558919892.0
@Med4Pete @CatsforPete @fetusIeen I call them freezy pops and purple all the way— ˈlɪŋ gwɪsts fər pit (@ˈlɪŋ gwɪsts fər pit) 1558922530.0
@janflora @ClewsAmelia @linguists4pete @Med4Pete @CatsforPete @fetusIeen Don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone NOT say… https://t.co/idDGmBqOFX— Concerned Citizen (@Concerned Citizen) 1559007423.0
While the frozen treats satisfy our sweet tooth at a pool party, not everyone has good memories of Otter Pops.
@TheSportsyOne @fetusIeen I swear I have permament scarring on the sides of my mouth because of the sharp plastic edges. Good times— Fintan McKenna (@Fintan McKenna) 1558942157.0
@F_cKenna @TheSportsyOne @fetusIeen All good aussies look like this by the end of week 1 of heat https://t.co/Oc8JqtBkH6— 💧Tyson Munro (@💧Tyson Munro) 1558955739.0
Depending on the region, some people just called them popsicles.
@fetusIeen popsicles!! pink is the best— Queen of Werecats (@Queen of Werecats) 1558924618.0
@felinekind13 @fetusIeen Yes! Finally someone said popsicles. I’m from Texas and this is what we have always called them.— Dude Dudeowski (@Dude Dudeowski) 1558963975.0
@DudeDudowski @felinekind13 @fetusIeen Tennesseans call them popsicles as well.— J.R. Gillette 10♣️ (@J.R. Gillette 10♣️) 1558964270.0
@JR_Gillette @DudeDudowski @felinekind13 @fetusIeen Alabamian here, always called them popsicles too.— 🐺 Hannah 🐲🏹👑💘 (@🐺 Hannah 🐲🏹👑💘) 1558964589.0
@itscapnport @Nobodyevertold2 @gotatheory @JR_Gillette @DudeDudowski @felinekind13 @fetusIeen im from MA and call t… https://t.co/aPeEb0fwT8— Emily Hennessy (@Emily Hennessy) 1559000887.0
So, what are YOUR favorite flavors?