Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Scream, You Scream: for Popsicles

About a month or so ago, Breyers contacted me and asked if they could send me free samples. I loved that idea, and figured I would blog about them as we tried them. Naturally, life got in the way, but I am finally doing so. I have accepted NO money for this review, and it is my personal opinion, not influenced in any way.

The first item that we tried is the Slow-Melt Popsicles. They come in lemonade, cherry and strawberry-kiwi flavors. They are fat-free and have no artificial colors or flavors, with 10% fruit juice. They do contain high fructose corn syrup, though. So if you are sensitive to it, stand warned.

Sure they say they are slow melt, but how do they stand up to Southern California heat? I am happy to say that they didn't drip or melt in the time it took my dawdling eaters to finish them. They enjoyed the flavors, especially the strawberry-kiwi. The taste is a bit like Capri Sun...a bit fruity, but really sweet. I personally found them too sweet, but that might be my preference. I am not especially an ice pop fan. (give me ice cream!) As I said, the kids really enjoyed them. And I loved that they don't melt all over the floor or all over the kids! Score! Also, no terrible-staining purple or red dye to ruin clothes is a huge bonus! T, who figures Popcicles are a tradition