Thursday, January 7, 2010

Whatever Happened to Jello Pudding Pops?

We had some egg nog left over from Christmas which had an expiration date of sometime in February. Okay, I admit, scary, but we can save that discussion for another time.

Lou was a little scared as well when he saw me drinking some. "Is that still good?!?!" He asked me accusingly.
"Sure, look at the expiration date." I answered.

He checked it out, because obviously he thought I had lost my mind, but then he came up with an idea. If you know, Lou, you know he is the idea man. He decided we should freeze the rest of the egg nog in cups because it would taste, "...just like a Jello pudding pop!" Brilliant!

So we did, we froze the egg nog, and I have to admit, Lou was right. Our newly frozen treats did taste just like pudding pops. Notice Lou doing his best Cosby face as he enjoys the pop!

The enjoyment of our tasty treats brought us to the obvious question. Whatever happened to Jello Pudding Pops??? I decided to look it up in Google today. I mean Google knows everything right? Well not this. What I found is there are a lot of people who want to know where they went, but no one really knows the answer. One person says you can get them at Walmart, but they don't taste as good. One person said Kraft used to make them but Popsicle does now, but again, they don't taste as good. I found a recipe to make them at home. I found a petition to bring back the originals, and I found a fairly incoherent rambling I am sure was written in the middle of the night by a stoner with the munchies who was jonesin' for a pudding pop.

Our recipe for pudding pops?

Plastic cups
Egg Nog
Popsicle sticks, or in our case, plastic knives, not the safest of ideas, but we were in a bind!
Pour Egg Nog into Plastic cups. Freeze. Put a stick in once slushy and freeze until solid.
Hey we like things quick and simple around here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's the answer and sadly it isn't good news...

hank you for visiting and for your interest
JELL-O(r) PUDDING POPS(r) Frozen Pudding on a stick.

It's great to hear from consumers who are looking for our products
it lets us know how much you enjoy them. The tough part comes when we
to share the news that the product you're trying to find has been

If products don't seem to be popular with our consumers, and demand
to drop, a decision is made to discontinue the item. Once this
decision is
made, we stop making the product and the remaining supply is shipped
our warehouse to the grocery stores. Unfortunately we do not have any
information about which stores may still have our discontinued products

At this time there are no plans to bring back our discontinued
products, but
we are always cooking up something new to help you live and eat better
you may discover a new favorite!

Again, thanks for contacting us, and I hope you'll continue to enjoy

Kim McMiller
Associate Director, Consumer Relations