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Powerade Teams Up With The Maker of Otter Pops

Photos courtesy of the Coca-Cola Company.

90’s kids are sure to recognize Otter Pops as a nostalgic, cold treat that you would eat during hot summers to cool down. The company who makes them, Jel Sert, is still going strong, and just teamed up with Coca-Cola brand Powerade to make a more hydrating version of those frozen treats.

Called Powerade Sports Freezer Bars, this take on the Otter Pop is being targeted towards athletes and those looking to stay hydrated nationwide.

Each of the Powerade “Otter Pops” contains Powerade’s ION4 electrolyte solution, which is packed with minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Many of these are known to be lost during sweat, so having them in something you consume to stay hydrated helps recover those nutrients.

There’s also a few B Vitamins present in these frozen bars, including Vitamins B3, B6, and B12.

Jel Serts’ partnership with Powerade is now available in stores nationwide, and comes in recyclable packaging.

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Otter Pops Ditch Their Trademark Colors In Favor of No Artificial Dyes

Summertime is here, which means the birds are singing and the ice pops are freezing.

Otter Pops, a west coast classic for ice pops, is giving the otters a makeover. Gone are the artificial dyes, as well as the artifical flavors. 

“Naturally flavored with other natural flavors,” the box proudly reads.

The new pops are made with 100% fruit juice, mostly an apple juice conentrate. 

What’s most apparent is the lack of their trademark vibrant colors, as a result of ditching artificial dyes. Now, they’re a light tan, somewhere in between apple juice and a ripe banana.

Thankfully, each flavor retains its original appeal, mostly. The apple juice taste is entirely present, but the flavors we know and love are still very much alive and well. Louie-Bloo Raspberry, Strawberry Short Kook, Sir Isaac Lime, Alexander the Great — the gang’s all here.

These new otters are only available at Costcos in California, Oregon, and Washington for now.

Personally, I’ll be driving to the nearest Costco and copping a box as soon as possible. Nothing can stop me from devouring five at midnight now that I don’t even have to feel bad about it.

Plus they won’t turn my mouth and lips an intense cherry red or blue-purple?

I may need two boxes.