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. The current Bomb Pop flavors are Original, Watermelon, Hawaiian Punch, WARHEADS, Jolly Rancher, Original Sugar Free, Banana Fudge, and Tongue Splashers.
Bomb Pops were invented by James S. Merritt and D.S. Abernethy in Kansas City, Missouri on July 30, 1955. When D.S Abernethy's company Merritt Foods closed down, Wells' Dairy bought the business including Bomb Pops.
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.
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.
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. The flavor is the original.
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