Bomb Pop

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Original flavor Bomb Pop

Bomb Pops are a frozen confection currently manufactured by Wells Enterprises. The original flavor contains Cherry, Lime, and Blue Raspberry flavorings. As of 2015, there are 8 main Bomb Pop flavors.[1] The current Bomb Pop flavors are Original, Watermelon, Hawaiian Punch, WARHEADS, Jolly Rancher, Original Sugar Free, Banana Fudge, and Tongue Splashers.[1]

History[edit]

Bomb Pops were invented by James S. Merritt and D.S. Abernethy in Kansas City, Missouri on July 30, 1955.[2] When D.S Abernethy's company Merritt Foods closed down, Wells' Dairy bought the business including Bomb Pops.[3]

In 1999, Stephen Labaton of The New York Times used bombpop.com as an example of why there needs to be new rules to protect children's privacy. Any child that wanted to win a Nintendo Game Boy had to fill out their personal information including their address.[4]

In 2003, The Walt Disney Company made a deal with Wells' Dairy to release Buzz Lightyear Bomb Pops.[5]

Blue Bunny celebrated Bomb Pops' 50th anniversary in 2005 by starting a sweepstakes. The sweepstakes included giving a trip to Disneyland to two winners and giving 50 winners a Game Boy Advance. The 50th anniversary was also the start of National Bomb Pop Day which is celebrated on the last Thursday in June.[6]

Health[edit]

Wells Dairy released Sugar Free Bomb Pops that have few calories, few carbohydrates, and no fat. The newspaper Western Kansas Word said that it is a good choice for people with diabetes.[7] The flavor is the original.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bomb Pops". Blue Bunny. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Chase's Calendar of Events, 2011 Edition". McGraw-Hill Professional. 2010. 
  3. ^ Long, Chansi (June 29, 2009). "Ode to the Bomb Pop". LJWorld. 
  4. ^ Labaton, Stephen (April 21, 1999). "U.S. Urges New Rules to Guard Privacy of Children on Internet". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ "Dairy firm, Disney sign deal". The Deseret News. May 21, 2003. 
  6. ^ "Blue Bunny Celebrates as Bomb Pop Turns 50". Allbusiness.com. May 17, 2005. 
  7. ^ "Ten Tips to Prevent Diabetes". Western Kansas World. November 8, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Sugar Free Bomb Pop". Blue Bunny. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. 

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