Food of the Seventies, Otter Pops

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What happened to Otter Pops, with "Strawberry Shortkook" and other flavor based characters? I loved them so.
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Lisa a - October 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Louie blue raspberry was my favorite.
Beth - July 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I found these at a drug store outside of Pittsburgh. I bought 2 cases. Still taste the same but seemed to be A LOT smaller.
ME1970 - August 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Wal-Mart sells them here in So.Cali..not as big as they use to be..I love "Sir Issac Lime"
crazy amy - September 07, 2008 - Report this comment
OTTER POPS? i dont think i could ever eat anything called OTTER just sayin'
DebraS - October 02, 2008 - Report this comment
It just wasn't summer until you had a box of Otter Pops in the freezer! It was a struggle to wait for them to freeze up. About them seeming smaller, Beth, I haven't bought them in ages but perhaps it is just that we have gotten bigger. When I went back to my childhood neighborhood, everything seemed much smaller now, even though I left in my mid-teens and therefore was pretty much full grown. Lisa, I'll trade you all my Blue Louies for some other flavor. ;)
Jenna - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
When I was a kid they were much bigger and they had a Louie LEMON flavor that was my favorite. I remember the package was black lettering with a white background and had a clear otter on it to show the flavor.
Tracie - May 12, 2011 - Report this comment
They have these all the time at Walmart and Rite boxes of 100...MUCH smaller and DO NOT have the graphics on the package so you can see which flavor...they are just clear packets now!!!
Melissa - June 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Otter poops come in 2 different sizes
Barry Homan - January 26, 2012 - Report this comment
There was a great Otter Pops animated commercial from the 70s - I've searched all over and can't find it, but here are the words: There's an otterly fantastic place Waiting for you in Otter Space So come with us in our Ottermobiles There's an ottermatic shift on the steering wheel And you can dri-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ive... And you can dri-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ive... And you can drive all the otter kids crazy with OTTER POPS! OTTER POPS! OTTER POPS, in a box are twenty-four There's Strawberry Short Kook, Louie Bloo Raspberry, Sir Isaac Lime, Alexander the Grape, Rip van Lemon and Little Orphan Orange! FREEZE 'EM AND EAT 'EM - that's what they're FOR! OTTER POPS - You get 'em at your grocery store!
Chris Hull - December 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Barry Homan I ABSOLUTELY remember that. Yes. Early 70s. A sort of Rocky and Bullwinkle animation style. Each character posing and speaking as his name was mentioned. Been looking all over for it too. Where did you find the text? Memory?
Rob lambert - December 20, 2015 - Report this comment
A lesser-known company, National Pax, introduced Otter Pops in 1970, to compete against the more familiar Fla-Vor-Ice and Kool Pops. Otter Pops were not distributed everywhere (don't recall seeing them in the Great Lakes area). Despite some controversy over the flavor Sir Isaac Lime (some considered it an anti-British slur), Otter Pops now are sold through its former competitor, Fla-Voe-Ice, after a 1996 acquisition.
Rob Lambert - December 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Found an image of a Strawberry Short Kook hand puppet, a premium from roughly 1975. National Pax, based in California, owned several plants, one near Chicago, which produced Otter Pops. The Jel Sert Company bought the rights to Otter Pops 19 years ago. The few original TV commercials only aired on local or syndicated programs, National Pax apparently had no deep pockets to advertise on network television.
Amanda - May 08, 2016 - Report this comment
I sadly wasn't alive in the 70's when they first came out, however, as someone born in a more recent generation, I will say that they still exist as a staple of west coast summers for a lot of children. I recently bought a pack of 100 from Costco out here in Southern Cali, and remember frequently enjoying them all through late elementary school, junior high, up into highschool. A lot of folks born in the late eighties-early nineties, like myself, enjoyed them as well..I feel like that indicates a certain timelessness.

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