Taste Test: The Best Popsicles


We taste-tested dozens of ice popsicles from the grocery store to find our favorites.

BEST OVERALL, Dreyer's/Edy's Fruit Bars

These bars (Dreyer's in the western U.S., Edy's in the East) came out on top for a natural taste and real bits of fruit-sweetened with sugar, not corn syrup. "It tastes like frozen fruit puree," said one judge. Read full review »

BEST CREAMY, Creamsicle
Creamsicle-the brand that popularized the combo of vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet-beat out all the knockoffs. Judges noted "classic flavor" and "smooth consistency" compared with competitors. Read full review »

BEST NO SUGAR ADDED, Breyers Pure Fruit Fruit Bars No Sugar Added
Sweetened with fruit juice and sugar substitute Splenda, these 25-calorie bars tasted "surprisingly natural" and "superfruity"-particularly the strawberry. One taster noted: "I loved finding real seeds in the mix." Read full review »

BEST FUDGE, The Skinny Cow No Sugar Added Fudge Bar
Imagine our surprise when we discovered this winner … a diet bar? Judges loved the "generous size" and "creamy, mousselike" texture, saying "it tastes like a good chocolate milk shake." Read full review »

SENTIMENTAL FAVORITE, Blue Bunny Original Bomb Pop

This red, white and blue number took us back to the good old days, with its cool rocket shape and "bright, refreshing" flavor combo of cherry, lime and blue raspberry. Plus: "they stain your tongue." Read full review »

MOST INNOVATIVE, Popsicle Slow Melt Pops

Take your time savoring these new pops: Added gelatin means they hold together longer than usual (no crazy chemicals involved!). The strawberry-kiwi, lemon and cherry pops are flavored with natural fruit juice. Read full review »

By Daryl Lang | Photography by Levi Brown

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