Jell-O pudding pops ad Bill Cosby

It’s summer.  It’s hot.  Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, there was hardly anything better than Jell-O pudding pops in the summer.  The first time I had one was at a vendor cart at Adventureland Park.  They only sold banana flavor and they were awesome and, because it was at an amusement park, fairly pricey.  I remember going back each year looking for these.  They sold them there for only a few years near the bumper car rides then they went away.  After their release as a specialty product you could buy them in grocery stores for years.

Then, like lots of awesome things from our youth, like Wacky Wafers, like Seven-Up bars, like the original chocolate and peanut butter Oompas, and like the original Marathon bars, they went away.  You’d think there would be a market for these treats of frozen goodness–their flavor was unique as frozen pops go.

You remember the Bill Cosby ads, right?  Like this one:

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