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who invented the first ice lolly stick?

PostPosted: 20 Sep 2006, 02:46
by Teresa
I would like to know who invented the first ice lolly stick, and which company has the most manufacturing ice lolly stick?

Re: who invented the first ice lolly stick?

PostPosted: 25 Nov 2006, 13:29
by oraljohn
[quote="Teresa"]I would like to know who invented the first ice lolly stick, and which company has the most manufacturing ice lolly stick?[/quote]
Here in America the ice lolly stick is called a Popsicle. Believe it or not, it was invented by a child!!! Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle in 1905 when he was only 11 years old. It was called the Epsicle back then. Frank left his drink outside on the porch overnight with the stir stick in it. That night the temperature dropped and froze things, including Frank's drink. That didn't stop him from tasting it. 18 years later Frank began his own business selling Epsicles in several fruit flavors. Later, his children changed the name to the Popsicle. Just over 1 billion, yes billion, Popsicles are eaten in the US each year. Out of the 30 flavors to choose from, orange has usually been the favorite. In 1925, Frank Epperson sold his famous Popsicle to the Joe Lowe Company of New York. Good Humor now owns the rights to the Popsicle.
Frank Epperson died on October 25, 1983 at the age of 89