Bomb Pop

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Original flavor Bomb Pop

The Bomb Pop is a frozen confection currently manufactured by Wells Enterprises. The original flavor contains cherry, lime, and blue raspberry flavorings. As of 2015, there are nine main Bomb Pop flavors.[1] The current Bomb Pop flavors are Original, Fruit Bomb, Watermelon, Hawaiian Punch, Warheads, Jolly Rancher, Original Sugar Free, Banana Fudge, Lemonade, Tongue Splashers and Nerds.[1]

History[edit]

The Bomb Pop was invented by James S. Merritt and D.S. Abernethy in Kansas City Missouri on July 30, 1955.[2] In 1971 Bomb Pop was trademarked.[3] When D.S Abernethy's company Merritt Foods closed down in 1991, Wells' Dairy bought the business, including Bomb Pops.[4]

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 who wanted to win a Nintendo Game Boy had to fill out their personal information, including their address.[5]

In 2003, The Walt Disney Company made a deal with Wells' Dairy to release Buzz Lightyear Bomb Pops.[6]

Several competitors sell similar looking popsicles, with some litigation by a competitor in 2014, which was eventually dismissed.[7][8]

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.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bomb Pops". Blue Bunny. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  2. ^ Chase's Calendar of Events, 2011 Edition. McGraw-Hill Professional. 2010. ISBN 9780071740272.
  3. ^ "BOMB POP - Trademark Details". Justia. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  4. ^ Long, Chansi (June 29, 2009). "Ode to the Bomb Pop". LJWorld.
  5. ^ Labaton, Stephen (April 21, 1999). "U.S. Urges New Rules to Guard Privacy of Children on Internet". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Dairy firm, Disney sign deal". The Deseret News. May 21, 2003.
  7. ^ Farrell, Kevin (June 21, 2021). "The fascinating story of patriotic Bomb Pop and Firecracker popsicles". USA Today. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  8. ^ "Conopco Inc. v. Wells Enterprises Inc. (1:14-cv-02223) District Court, S.D. New York". CourtListener. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  9. ^ "Blue Bunny Celebrates as Bomb Pop Turns 50". Allbusiness.com. May 17, 2005.

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