The history of ice pops and their relationship with gastronomy

The most unlikely scenes can be witnesses of great inventions in gastronomy that become very popular products.This is the case of ice pops.

11 year-old Frank Epperson left overnight on his porch a drink made with powdered soda, water and a stirring stick. Low temperatures in winter acted as fortuitous magicians and the next day little Frank discovered that the frozen casualty was delicious. This happened in California in1905. Years later, our team offers a new dimension of the wise discovery with Goyo’s semi-cold pops.

Semi-cold pops by Goyo Catering.

Semi-cold pops by Goyo Catering.

Goyo’s semi-cold pops are a tempting reclaim when it comes to desserts. The frozen appearance masks a creamy explosion of flavours that surprises the consumer. It goes further in a tribute to the classic pop that devours vanguard gastronomy, as in the example ofPistachio Pop with Cream Chocolate and Raspberry.

Pistachio Pop with Cream Chocolate and Raspberry made by Goyo Catering.

Pistachio Pop with Cream Chocolate and Raspberry made by Goyo Catering.

At first, Epperson named his discovery as ‘Epsicle’ but later noticed that it could be a product of massive consume and chose a more commercial name: ‘Popsicle’. He patented it and it was such his success that by 1928 he had already sold 60 million ice pop royalties. We can confirm that nowadays clients are still enthusiastic about the idea of a refreshing ice in stick that in its beginnings gave place to the slogan: ‘Everybody likes Popsicle’.

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Our team plays with different flavours providing extra creativity; although the original brand says cherry is No.1. Amongst other curiosities we know that during World War II they were used as a symbol of the American life, and that during the Great Depression the Twin Popsiclewas invented so that two children could share an ice pop for just a nickel (U.S. coin).