Saturday, July 10, 2010

Welch's "Limited Edition" 100% Juice Ice Bars

A long, long time ago

In an apartment, far far away

There stood a freezer that always had Welch's Fruit Juice Bars in it. Mmmmm, oh how I loved those little pops. Just the right amount of sweetness & no extra chemicals (that I recall). I think the flavors were Grape, Cherry, and Orange... no, orange isnt right... or is it? You see, I can't be sure because a few years ago my beloved juice bars disappeared one day....

never to be seen again....

until

I was at BJs last week
I'm not sure I can explain how excited I was to see a big bag labeled welches and my old friends red, purple, and orange staring back at me... actually, let me put it this way, I was so excited, I grabbed the back without actually reading what the flavors were.

Not that I really needed any additional motivation, but the big price tag over these bags said "limited edition", so I knew it was now or never to try these.

I got home, ripped open the bag, and.....

Wait? What? no... no no no no. White grape with cherry flavor? White grape with tropical flavor? No, no no no. These aren't my pops!! Ohhhhh the disappointment!!!

Concord Grape tastes like Welch's Concord Grape Juice....

White Grape with Natural Cherry flavor tastes like Welch's White Grape Cherry Juice...

White Grape with Natural tropical flavor tastes like...pineapple maybe? this flavor is super mild and the label just says "natural flavors"

I love how they keep mentioning "natural flavor" considering that these bad boys are laden with sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate. Their regular juices don't have these, so I'm not sure why they are showing up here.

Notes: There are 40 concord grape pops (45 calories), 20 tropical (40 calories), and 20 cherry (40 calories) in the bag. It's just juice, so there's no fat or anything like that.

P.S. If anyone knows what happened to my beloved sugary welch's pops, please let me know, thanks!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

interesting, thanks

Chance said...

ivve been wondering myself i loved those things to but just oneday they dissapeard

Sister Sue said...

These Dreyer's frozen grape bars taste exactly like I remember the old Welch's bars tasting: http://www.dreyers.com/brand/fruitbars/flavor.asp?b=135&f=2351

Currently being sold at costco in a large 40 bar pack - in four flavors, grape being one of them

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THESE ICE POPS AND CANNOT FIND THEM NOW. HELP!!!

Barbara Valente said...

Sadly.. it seems they ONLY have them in the summer. We just finished our last bag for this year and I am sooooo sad. :-(

Anonymous said...

I loved the grape popsicles that came with two sticks, all grape in the box. Maybe I will try the Dryer's that Sister Sue recommended.