Jun 152014
 

Bomb Pop

During those muggy summers in the 70s, there was no sound more welcome than the jingling bells of the ice cream man. And one of his more popular items was always the patriotic popsicle known as a Bomb Pop. Sporting the three colors of the American flag, each representing a tasty layer of flavor, the Bomb Pop soothed many a soul during those dog days of summer.

Created in 1955, the Bomb Pop is a missile-shaped frozen confection consisting of three layers – red (cherry), white (lime) and blue (raspberry). They were considerably larger than the typical popsicle, which didn’t hurt their popularity among their budget-conscious demographic, plus you weren’t stuck with only one flavor.

Of course, Bomb Pops always proved a perfect fit for Fourth of July celebrations and were popular at backyard barbeques, the beach and in the park. And in 1976, while the nation celebrated its Bicentennial, the Bomb Pop seemed all the more special.

Bomb Pops are still available today, made now by Blue Bunny and sold in supermarkets across the country. Besides the traditional variety, there are also fudge, watermelon, sour cherry and Jolly Rancher versions, to name a few. It’s still the original that’s the biggest seller, however, and one bite is sure to bring back a wave of memories. It’s hard to forget the sensation of those sticky red, white and blue drips down your arm, as you fought to finish the bomb pop before the sun did. Those are the things that made childhood a little more special.

If you were fond of Bomb Pops back in the day, we hope you’ll take a moment to share your thoughts on these iconic frozen treats in our comments section below.

And now, in the event you need an excuse to go purchase a box of Bomb Pops for old times sake, we offer this novel way to utilize these kids treats in the adult world.

  6 Responses to “Bomb Pop”

  1. I remember Mister Softee carried these but I was always partial to the Nutty Buddy.

  2. ZOMG!!!!! Bomb Pops?! I tell people about these ALL THE TIME and nobody knows what I’m talking about until I describe them! And for one commenter on here to mention Mr. Softy too? Oh ya the truck used to come right past my house on Kennedy Ave. in Hempstead.

    How much did I need a Bomb Pop? One of the families living across the street from us had two sons, and one of them had a hopeless crush on me. One time my folks were at the laundry mat and all of us kids were out playing in the neighborhood but they had locked us out. We didn’t have any money when Mr. Softy showed up, but our back door was pretty flimsy lock-wise and I actually convinced my “lover” to kick it open so my brothers, sister and I could get money for ice cream.

    ALL of us got paddled for this. And paddled. And paddled. Was it worth it? Yes.

  3. I usually got soft serve cones from the ice-cream truck, and Bomb Pops, ice cream bars, creamsicles, fudgesicles and ice cream sandwiches at the corner store. I loved Bomb pops! I even have some doll sized versions for my 18 inch dolls. Now when I feel the need for some nostalgia in the form of a bomb pop, I do get a box of Firecrackers from Popsicle.

  4. Bomb Pops were my favorite! Not sure why… I always felt like that thing was huge, maybe I thought I was getting a better deal. Great memories of being given a dollar just before sunset, running out to the ice cream truck and finishing the Bomb Pop (brother always got a Charleston Chew) while watching the fireflies come out. Gooood times!

  5. […] it a couple bonus points, though, because the pastel red and blue shield marshmallows remind me of Bomb Pops. Oh, if only this cereal were cherry, lime, and raspberry […]

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