Who Invented the Popsicle?

Who Invented the Popsicle?

The Popsicle was invented by accident in Oakland, California in 1905 when 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a stir stick in a glass of soda on the porch overnight. In 1923, Epperson patented the invention as the Epsicle, but his children later convinced him to change the name to Popsicle.

In 1925, Epperson sold the Popsicle product to the Joe Lowe Company of New York. Originally sold for 5 cents each, Popsicles came in seven flavors, including cherry, which is still ranked as the most popular flavor. Twin Popsicles, two adjoining Popsicles with a double-stick, were produced during the Great Depression and were sold for the same price.