Ketchup Popsicles Are a Thing Now — Here’s How You Can Get Them

published Jun 23, 2022
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French's Ketchup Popsicles
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Ketchup lovers rejoice because boy, is there a treat for you! If you’re the type of person who cannot get enough of the savory, tomato-based condiment, you are going to want to see what the French’s has in store.

Just in time for summer, and for a limited time at that, French’s is serving up ice cold Ketchup Popsicles that will surely make your mouth water. Or — at the very least — make you question their existence.  

The “Frenchsicle” launches this week and is unfortunately only available at select pop-up locations in Canada. So, if you happen to live in Vancouver, Toronto or Leamington, Ontario, you’re one of the lucky ones who can get yourself a taste of this slightly unusual condiment-turned-summery treat.

Created in collaboration with Canadian ice pop brand, Happy Pops, the “Frenchsicle” uses 100 percent Canadian tomatoes and is sweetened with organic cane sugar. French’s describes it as “a savory flavor that is perfectly balanced with a hint of salty sweetness.”

Happy Pops founder, Leila Keshavjee went on to exclaim “I love creating innovative treats that appeal to Canada’s diverse tastes. I started Happy Pops to bring all-natural, handcrafted flavor to Canadians, so French’s locally grown ketchup is a perfect pairing.”

Now if you happen to be near one of the pop-ups this week, you can get yourself a taste of the Frenchsicle at 15 York Street (Maple Leaf Square) in Toronto on June 23 (that’s today!) from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 12 W Park Lane in Leamington on June 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To make things even more special, French’s will be donating two meals to Food Banks Canada for every Frenchsicle that is given away. Sounds like a killer way to satisfy the tastebuds of both yourself and someone else in need, if you ask me!

Being that French’s is no stranger to thinking outside of the box, what with their Mustard Ice Cream and Mustard Beer from back in 2019, I think it’s a no-brainer that I’ll be giving this popsicle a shot if it ever makes it to the States.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for other interesting uses for your condiments, Whole Foods whipped up a list of the Top 5 Condiment Trends for Summer that is super useful in the kitchen. Additionally, you can spruce up any salad with this Warm Bacon Dressing as a replacement for olive oil to lend a layer of richness to the tangy and sweet flavors of any salad.