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Jun 22, 2012 07:50 AM

Your Favorite Frozen Treat

As the temps rise to triple digits my overheated medulla oblongata conjurs childhood memories of frozen treats offered by passing ice cream trucks. Said trucks were usually blaring the theme from The Entertainer.

Like all the kiddos, I had my favorites.

I loved Dreamsicles, with the orange sherbet on the outside and vanilla ice cream in the center.

Loved Nutty Buddies.

Loved the orange Push-ups.

And I loved the Bomb Pops, which were rocket-shaped, and featured three layers of red, white and blue frozen stuff.

What did you buy after prying a quarter loose from your mom's change purse? And what do you buy now that you have your own change purse or mutual fund/ETF portfolio?

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  1. If you are just talking about selections from your typical ice cream truck, then it was one of two things: (1) Big Stick or (2) Good Humor Ice Cream on a Stick (classic vanilla).

    1. BOMB POPS!

      Now known as "Firecracker Pops"...sigh. And the cherry Screwball that had the gumball at the bottom...kind of a consolation after the treat was gone.

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      1. re: pinehurst

        Firecracker Pops? Brother. Why not just call 'em Flower Puffs and be done with it.

      2. From the ice cream truck:
        Super Mario on a stick
        Ninja Turtles on a stick
        Tweety Bird on a stick

        from the store, eaten at home:

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        1. re: circustance

          I used to always get the WWF wrestling ice cream bar - now I munch on ices of all kinds, slushies and frozen grapes

          1. re: circustance

            The mental pictures are just WRONG!

          2. I was always a tough choice, but I usually ended up with the Bomb! Sometimes a Dreamsicle won out.

            1. Anybody remember Otter Pops. They were some sort of sugary, colored liquid that came in clear plastic tubes. You froze 'em, cut the top of the plastic off and then slowly pushed them through the top, nibbling as you went. Lots of fun to eat.

              I also loved Wild Cherry Icees.

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              1. re: Perilagu Khan

                Yes.. Otter Pops are great in hot weather. Thanks for reminding me.. need to get some soon.

                1. re: Perilagu Khan

                  Absolutely remember both. The Icee to me had a leg up on the similar treat Slush Puppy....better flavor punch, as I remember it.

                  1. re: pinehurst

                    pinehurst, you speak of the Icee in the past tense. They live on, at least in Texas where we get them at a roadside convenience store on steroids call Buccee's.

                    1. re: James Cristinian

                      You can get Icees in Lubbock's South Plains Maul, too.