When we came back in from playing,
my grandmother had many different ways
of practicing her love of us.
One of my favorite was the special occassions
when she would go into her deep freezer in the middle room
and she would come back out with a fist full of Fla-Vor-Ice pops.
Back then I didn't know it, but as I was reading up on Fla-Vor-Ice pops,
I'm starting to realize more and more how health conscious my granny was.
There were always options and choices for us.
I know she thought sweet kids needed sweet treats.
And she also wanted to ensure that our parents
wouldn't have to deal with sugar rushed kids at pick up.
I didn't know it back then, but the reason why we
always wanted the "real" ice pops (and not the off brands)
was because Fla-Vor-Ice pops are made with real fruit juice.
And we were kids who ate real fruit out of the garden
and we could tell the difference in straight out goodness.
The other great thing about them was that
we barely had to stop playing
to eat them.
We didn't have to sit at the table with a bowl of ice cream.
We didn't have to sit on the porch to spit watermelon seeds
(to avoid accidently seeding the garden).
We could take them anywhere.
Fla-Vor-Ice pops actually made us feel rich.
We could rarely afford to get a treat when the ice cream truck came around.
Sometimes, when we were especially down about that,
we might get a bonus pop to suck on.
Now that there are sugar free versions of Fla-Vor-Ice,
the cool thing would be that my diabetic granny
could sit out in the garden and enjoy a pop or two with us.
My memories of Fla-Vor-Ice was of the Original fruit flavors.
My favorite flavor was "purple"
We were kids, we didn't know that "purple" wasn't a flavor (smile).
Grape, so it was.
Now as a big kid, I totally want to try the Tropical flavors.
Maybe those will create new flash back memories
to awesome times in the islands.
All things considered,
there is a Fla-Vor-Ice for everyone!
Fla-vor-Ice is a "mom approved" snack.
My mother stopped buying ice cream
once she realized she could placate us with a
much more affordable, less messy and much healthier snack.
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by checking out Fla-Vor-Ice on Facebook.
What flavor do you love?