Fact of the Day: Popsicles

June 4, 2010
By Vannini

Frank Epperson is credited with inventing the Popsicle. The idea came to him in 1905 when he was only 11 years old. He left a stir stick in a fruit-flavored mixture of soda powder and water overnight and it froze.

not just for kidsThough the frozen pop was born that day, it took many years before Epperson began manufacturing Popsicles. He received a patent for the frozen treat in 1924 and called it the “Ep-sicle,” a combination of “Epperson” and “icicle,” changing the name to “Popsicle” after his children began asking for “Pop’s sicles.”

The sticks used in Popsicles were originally made from birch wood. The twin Popsicle debuted during the Great Depression. Epperson sold the rights to the name “Popsicle” in 1925, and they are currently held by Good Humor.

One Response to “ Fact of the Day: Popsicles ”

  1. Jerrell Woyahn on June 28, 2010 at 12:01

    interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you

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