Ketchup-Flavored Ice Pops Are Making A Debut In Canada

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Photo credit: McCormick
Photo credit: McCormick

While ketchup can often divide us, it's hard to deny the condiment's popularity in the summer. Slathered on burgers, hotdogs, and brats fresh off the grill, ketchup is basically essential at every summer barbecue. So, why not add it to a frozen treat?

Seemingly very American and patriotic, Ketchup Ice Pops are actually a thing in Canada now. To celebrate the first week of summer, French's Ketchup has launched a limited-edition ketchup-flavored popsicle called the Frenchsicle. The ketchup pops are available at pop-up locations across Canada until June 24.

Like any good ketchup, the pop's savory flavor is balanced with a bit of "salty sweetness." The popsicles were created in partnership with Happy Pops, a Canadian all-natural ice pop shop, and made with Canadian tomatoes.

Frenchsicles will be given out at locations in Vancouver, Toronto, and Leamington. And, for each lucky recipient, French's will donate two meals to Food Banks Canada.

About 79 percent of Canadians say that they like or love ketchup, and 78 percent of Canadians who like ketchup think it's important to purchase ketchup made from Canadian tomatoes, according to a survey commissioned by French's.

While you won't be able to score a Frenchcicle outside of Canada (road trip, anyone?), you can make your very own ketchup-y frozen treat right at home with this easy recipe. Now, who's ready to barbecue? We have plenty of ketchup-worthy dishes for you to enjoy all summer, from juicy burgers to hot dogs (just don't put ketchup on a Chicago dog).

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