Who Invented the Popsicle?


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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.

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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.

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