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Sprite Gummy Popsicle Experiment

July 15, 2015 Sarah Coggins

The Sprite Gummy [insert any type – bears, worms, sour, etc] Candy Popsicle is trending pretty well on Pinterest lately. Enough that it popped into my mind while in the grocery store with both kids last week. A 20oz bottle of Sprite and a bag of Gummy Bears were our sudden impulse #summerinthemoment buy.

Sprite Gummy Popsicles

The idea is simple:

1) Fill popsicle molds about 3/4 full with Sprite. 2) Add gummy candy. 3) Insert stick/top of mold.

Sprite Gummy Popsicles: How To

4) Freeze. 5) Enjoy.

Seems easy enough, right? Well, they were easy to make, but were kind of … okay in the end. Dylan enjoyed eating them, but I found the flavor a bit flat. The gummy candy, as I expected, got hard – as in very hard to bite or chew. And, as the pops warmed up, they dripped sticky melted soda so we quickly realized this made for a better outdoor treat after I got my arm stuck to the kitchen table following dinner one night.

Sprite Gummy Popsicles: Taste Test

Verdict? Although it was tempting and some of the photos online look gorgeous, I would not make these again. Keep the two separate for a snack. Just drink the Sprite and eat the gummy candy.

Have you tried making Sprite Gummy Popsicles or another Pinterest inspired recipe lately?

12 Comments

  • Julie @ running in a skirt July 15, 2015 at 2:59 pm
    Seemed like such a fun idea!!!! Good to know :))
    • Sarah Coggins July 15, 2015 at 9:01 pm
      It did. But oh the sticky mess and not really that tasty. I actually melted the last couple when he was at school and washed up our popsicle molds for another day. Back to the store bought pops for the moment.
  • Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? July 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm
    I prefer to use juice or smoothies in ours. And, if you do a smoothie with chia seeds, it sort of keeps it from being a runny sticky mess. Sort of.
    • Sarah Coggins July 17, 2015 at 10:39 am
      Good ideas! I remember using juice in those molds as a kid (those are literally the Tupperware molds my mom used for us - why 1 is missing although none of us remember why!). This was just a sticky disaster. I might try a juice or smoothie version next.
  • Julie S. July 17, 2015 at 8:07 am
    I wonder if making them with lemonade would help the stickiness, but either way, they do look good!
    • Sarah Coggins July 17, 2015 at 10:40 am
      They definitely looked neat. And he did enjoy eating them. I bet lemonade pops would be much tastier.
  • Roaen July 17, 2015 at 1:58 pm
    I wonder if it would taste better with regular juice + gummies? looks cool tho!
    • Sarah Coggins July 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm
      I bet regular juice in there would be so much better. It would certainly have a better flavor.
  • Summer Crosbie July 17, 2015 at 3:24 pm
    My boys would totally want to try this but I'm also thinking maybe lemonade would be a better idea.
    • Sarah Coggins July 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm
      Oh yum! Lemonade sounds good. I need to give that a try.
  • Sarah Halstead July 23, 2015 at 11:03 am
    How fun is that!! What a cute idea.
    • Sarah Coggins July 23, 2015 at 1:06 pm
      Thanks! He seemed to enjoy them anyway. I wasn't too into the sticky mess so the last few were melted and trashed while he was at school. Shh! Don't tell him. ;)

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