The Popsicle® story
Invented by a Kid, Loved by All
The Popsicle® brand is an American Classic, with more than 30 creative variations of the original Popsicle® product. And believe it or not, it all started with an accident!
In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a mixture of powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick in a cup on his porch. It was a cold night, and Epperson awoke the next morning to find a frozen pop. He called it the "Epsicle."
It was a hit with his friends at school, and later with his own kids. They constantly called for "Pop's 'sicle." So in 1923, Epperson changed the name and applied for a patent. A couple of years later, Epperson sold the rights to the brand name Popsicle® to the Joe Lowe Company in New York. The rest is history!
Did you know?
Cherry is the No.1 Popsicle® ice pop flavor.
Popsicle® ice pop sticks have riddles on them, but you can't find out the answer until you've eaten the whole pop!
During World War II, the EIght Air Force Unit chose Popsicle® ice pops as a symbol of American life.
Popsicle® Lick-A-Color® ice pops are made from the outside in.
The very first "ice cream man" sold Popsicle® ice pops from a horse-drawn cart to children in Nebraska.
Two billion Popsicle® ice pops are sold annually.
The Twin Popsicle® ice pop was invented during The Great Depression, so two children could share an ice pop for just a nickel.