Nothing spells summer fun quite like a plastic tube-shaped popsicle in a rainbow of colors. What’s the name of that treat? Apparently, it depends on who you’re asking.

Twitter recently exploded over a seemingly innocent post expounding the joys of summer’s best treat. So what do you call them, Otter Pops or Freeze Pops?

Twitter user @fetusleen posted a photo of the treats with the caption: “it’s dead summer. your mom comes home from the store with THESE. what do u call these and what is the best color?”The original poster was quickly schooled on the fact that not everyone calls the icy treats by the same name, however.

The most popular responses were Otter Pops and Fla-Vor-Ice, both of which are regional brands. Twitter users were also divided when it came to the best flavor. Red, blue and pink all appear to be favorites. The conversation even went international with Canadians jumping in to call them Freezies!

Australians clearly win for best name, however with Zooper Doppers.

No matter what you call them, it wouldn’t be summer without this iconic treat.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Shindigs Girl via Flickr



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