It was 1905. Record low temperatures had descended upon San Francisco. When 11-year-old Frank Epperson stepped out onto his porch he discovered that he’d left a cup containing a mixture of powdered soda and water outside. Reaching for the stir stick he’d left in the cup, he discovered that the sweet concoction was solid ice. The frozen pop was born. Frank branded his creation “Ep-sicle”, and it quickly became a hit. In 1923, he changed the brand name to “Popsicle”, because his children kept asking for “Pop’s ‘sicle.” He decided to distribute his treat commercially, so he applied for a patent for frozen ice on a stick. He received the patent in 1924. There are more them thirty different flavors to choose from, but Popsicle Industries says the general flavor favorite through the years has remained “taste-tingling orange”.
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