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Popsicles and where to buy them. (Solved!)

samsam7samsam7 Registered User regular
edited March 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Ok, so quite possibly my favorite frozen treat ever are those popsicles in the shape of the ninja turtles or bugs bunny or other characters, with the gumball eyes that ONLY the ice cream trucks sold. You know what I'm talking about if you've ever had a childhood in the United States (not sure about our friends to the north and south).

Basically, I'm tired of somehow coming across an ice cream truck once every 6 months and would like to have a steady supply.

Where can I buy these heavenly slices of childhood? Bluebunny doesn't even list them on their website and I've never seen them in grocery stores.

Edit: I live in AZ.

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  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Gas stations some times have them. At least the crappier ones do.

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  • samsam7samsam7 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Yeah I could try to find one, but the ice cream trucks aren't getting them from gas stations, and I've seen guys with their own push carts selling them as well, so there's got to be some sort of way of buying them locally.

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Found a blog entry from 2008 here
    After speculating over the weekend that Blue Bunny did, indeed, still sell the Ninja Turtles ice cream that they've been selling since the early 90s (late 80s?), I sent an email to them in search of some confirmation. I received a response today that confirmed it is still sold, but unfortunately you are stuck locating an ice cream man if you want to enjoy it.
    Thank you for contacting our Consumer Affairs line in which you inquired about the availability of the BLUE BUNNY Ninja Turtle Face Bars. We truly appreciate hearing from our valued customers.

    Unfortunately, the Ninja Turtle Face Bars are Impulse (Ice Cream Trucks, Convenience Stores and in Vending Machines) Items only. They are only sold in single-serve sizes.

    They are not available for retail sale through grocery stores. We do not have a list of businesses that sell single-serve items. And, unfortunately, due to the inherent dangers of shipping items on dry ice, we do not have a service to sell directly to the consumer.

    We appreciate your interest in our products and taking the time to contact us.

    If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me.

    June
    Consumer Relations Specialist
    Wells Dairy, Inc.

    So...
    Looks like it's time to pretend to be an icecream man?

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  • Mom2KatMom2Kat Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Also try to find a Bryers distributer maybe. I work at 7-eleven and we get the Dora and Spiderman ones from Bryers. Heck check and see if you local Sev will order you an extra case. You will have to pay retail for it but we have been known to do it for customers.

    Edit: This is in Canada but I can't see the ones the the states being much different. except most are francise and we are all corporate up here.

  • CauldCauld Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    My mom used to buy 3 gallon pails of ice cream, like they'll have at an ice cream parlor. She just walked into a small independant shop where we often got ice cream and asked them if they'd order or sell us an entire bucketish thing... they were more than happy to. So, maybe try something like that?

  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I don't know anything about the workings of ice cream men, but if you found out who supplied them locally they might be willing to sell to you.

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  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    samsam7 wrote: »
    Yeah I could try to find one, but the ice cream trucks aren't getting them from gas stations, and I've seen guys with their own push carts selling them as well, so there's got to be some sort of way of buying them locally.

    Which, as I suggested, means you might want to check out gas stations.

    Because they might have them. To sell to you.

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  • samsam7samsam7 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Quid wrote: »
    samsam7 wrote: »
    Yeah I could try to find one, but the ice cream trucks aren't getting them from gas stations, and I've seen guys with their own push carts selling them as well, so there's got to be some sort of way of buying them locally.

    Which, as I suggested, means you might want to check out gas stations.

    Because they might have them. To sell to you.

    I meant buying them at wholesale prices in a box as opposed to buying individually. But as See pointed out, that option isn't even available. I'll try out a local 7/11 and keep my fingers crossed.

  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    The phrase to look for is ice cream novelties

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  • samsam7samsam7 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Found em! Carnecerias have them! A friend of mine buys them there. Unfortunately 7 eleven had none, but thanks for the suggestions.

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