Between you and I and the computer screen, I secretly smile everytime my kids ask for an ice pop. I have wonderful memories of enjoying ice pops as a girl — especially the Fla-Vor-Ice ones. My summer friends and I would have long warm days filled with ride bikes, play on the beach and have fun, and on some lucky afternoons we would sit on the front porch stairs of my family's home, squeezing the icy sweet goodness of Fla-Vor-Ice into our mouths. The cool treat would inevitably get all over our fingers, leaving them sticky and bathed in color.
We didn't care. Do kids ever care about the stickiness that comes with childhood?
A few years ago, I spotted Fla-Vor-Ice in the grocery store and bought it for my own kids. They promptly fell in love, and started requesting it often. And like my friends and I during my childhood, they love to sit with their friends, squeezing the ice into their mouths and lettng the sticky juices fall where they may. There was one spring afternoon a few months back, where my kids and their cousins came running requesting ice pops.
Big smiles all around.
It's summer. It's childhood. These are the things memories are made of. And I love that my kids can find such joy in simple things — like this.
My kids don't know it (ha!) but I love the red and blue ices as much as they do. In fact, sometimes I still will have one. There's much to be said about the joy of nostalgic foods like that.
Fla-Vor-Ice Summer Flashback Sweepstakes
Do you have fond memories of Fla-Vor-Ice too? Fla-Vor-Ice is having a special giveaway, Fla-Vor-Ice Flashback Sweepstakes. Go to the Fla-Vor-Ice Facebook page to enter (you have to Like the page to join in the fun!). Just look for the Fla-Vor-Ice Summer Flash Back and follow the simple steps. It's as easy as entering your name and email address.
The prizes include:
- 5 weekly winners (total of 25 winners): (1) 16 count box of Fla-Vor-Ice
- 3 random winners: (1) $50 VISA gift card
- Grand Prize winner: (1) year supply of Fla-Vor-Ice
Fun right? Enter on the Fla-Vor-Ice Facebook Page!
Share your memories of Fla-Vor-Ice below in the comments … and you can also follow @FlaVorIce_Pops on Twitter.