Learning As I Chop

Can’t Stand the Heat?

Posted in Baking/Cooking by R @ Learning As I Chop on July 18, 2011

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Then make some ice-pops! A while back, my friend T and I got into a lengthy conversation with some colleagues about the difference between popsicles and ice-pops (inspired by a tattoo that she has on her arm). It was decided that NYers (or more generally tri-staters) call these delicious treats ice-pops while the rest of the country says popsicles. Either way, I’ve been calling them ice-pops ever since those dog days of 80’s summers, spent in a daycamp on Long Island. In the meantime, while you think about your own personal linguistic preferences, here is some easy and refreshing fun for your kitchen. Enjoy!

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  1. Marcus Neiman said, on July 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I thought that Popsicles was a brand name. According to https://www.popsicle.com, “POPSICLE® is a registered trademark of Unilever and is NOT a name for just any frozen pop on a stick. The POPSICLE® trademark can only be used to refer to the specific frozen pop products manufactured and sold by Unilever and should not be used to refer to frozen pop products of other companies or to frozen pops generally. Appropriate generic terminology for frozen pops on a stick includes the terms “pop(s)”, “ice pop(s)” and “freezer pop(s)”. Misuse of these trademarks may violate Unilever’s exclusive rights in the mark.” From what I remember, the Popsicle people also hold the trademark for those delicious fudgesicles and those orangey creamsicles.

  2. Marcus Neiman said, on July 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Even more Popsicle information:

    The Popsicle®, Creamsicle® and Fudgsicle® trademarks should never be used as nouns.
    For example, it is not correct to say “I’d like a Popsicle.” It is correct to say “I’d like a Popsicle® ice pop.”

    The Popsicle®, Creamsicle® and Fudgsicle® trademarks should never be used in the plural form. For example, it is not correct say “I love Popsicles.” It is correct to say “I love Popsicle® ice pops.”

    The Popsicle®, Creamsicle® and Fudgsicle® trademarks should not be used in the possessive form. For example, it is not correct to say “Popsicle’s great taste.” It is correct to say “the great taste of Popsicle® ice pops.”

    So now that you know the cold facts, do the cool thing and stay on the right side of the law. Use Popsicle®, Creamsicle® and Fudgsicle® only to identify our products, use these trademarks correctly, and don’t use them for any other purpose without our permission. We appreciate your cooperation.

  3. R @ Learning As I Chop said, on July 19, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Thanks for this helpful information!


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