In olden times, soda pop was a combination of carbonated water and flavored powder. It was only a matter of time before someone like little Frankie Epperson of Oakland, California would accidentally leave his cup of homemade pop outside overnight—including the wooden stick for mixing—only to find it the next morning frozen solid.
At Trader Joe’s, we’ve taken that serendipitous food innovation called the “popsicle” to the next level with our dedication to the deliberate innovation of delectable frozen treats. Our latest creation is Fruit Frenzy Bars II. Like the original Fruit Frenzy Bars, this is a colorful vertical presentation of three real fruit juices. The stacked sequence of tart blood-orange, citrusy tangerine, and good ol’ grape comes from the same supplier who produces our popular Fruit Floes.
Try savoring each refreshing layer from the top down, one at a time—anticipating the next fruit flavor to come. Or, give the “long-lick technique” a try: Swipe your tongue from bottom to top in one motion, catching the flavor of all three almost at once. However you enjoy it, be prepared for a sudden frenetic impulse to replenish your supply ASAP after the last one’s gone!
At $1.99 (about 50 cents per bar), Fruit Frenzy Bars II’s low price shouldn’t cause you any mental agitation, but we can’t guarantee you won’t experience the occasional brain freeze. If that happens, don’t panic. Follow these three simple steps: 1. Close your eyes. 2. Wait for it to pass. 3. Resume your refreshment.