Ice pops make sweltering summer days a little more manageable. But this summer, you may notice a change in one of the most popular brands of the frozen juice treat. Otter Pops is trading in its rainbow collection of blue, green, red, and orange pops in favor of a new “colorless” version.
But ridding its product of artificial colors and dyes isn’t the only step Otter Pops is taking to create a healthier summer treat. The new-and-improved Pops are made with 100 percent fruit juice, so while they might not be as pretty, they’re much better for you.
If you’re someone who swears by blue raspberry there’s no need to sweat! The Pops might have been stripped of their iconic colors, but the flavors remain the same. Choose from Louie-Bloo Raspberry, Sir Isaac Lime, Alexander the Grape, Poncho Punch, Strawberry Short Kook, and Little Orphan Orange.
Imagine. Enjoying an icy pop without turning your lips an intense cherry red!
Say hello to our 100% fruit juice colorless Otter Pops which freeze clear b/c they don’t contain artificial colors or flavors. Fear not though, our originals (with colors) are still available ✌️
— Otter Pops (@OtterPops) June 25, 2018
The new Otters are only available at Costcos in California, Oregon, and Washington, for now.
The new recipe has an impressively short list of ingredients: water, apple juice from concentrate, sugar, and two percent or less of the following: natural flavors, citric acid, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbet.
Still, if your icy pop experience is too steeped in nostalgia for a switch-up, don’t worry — you can still find colored Otter Pops at Walmart, Ralphs, Albertans, WinCo Foods, Costco, Safeway, Vons, or Ralphs, or on Amazon.
For ingredients and cooking supplies, everybodyshops.com.