Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Pop Pals



Thank you to Keen Distribution for participating in the Bloggy Birthday Blowout Event on Goodie Goodie Gumdrops!

Ah, sweet summertime. The season for one of our favorite family treats: popsicles. I can always count on a good 'ole freezie pop to cool me off on a hot day. Unfortunately, if I give Nate one for himself, it results in a bright, sticky mess all over the place and almost always requires a bath. I had restricted them to stripped-down, outdoor use only until I discovered Pop Pals from Keen Distribution.



Mom-invented, award-winning Pop Pals are insulating ice pop holders designed to help keep hands warm and ice pops cold. This means less melting and less sticky mess! Pop Pals are made of soft, flexible FDA food-grade material, which is PVC-free, phthalate-free and BPA-free. They are also dishwasher and freezer-safe.

The first thing I noticed about Pop Pals (aside from the adorable froggy design. The popsicle is like his tongue...how cute is that?!) was how comfortable and easy to use they are. Just slip over the bottom end of the popsicle and slide up your Pop Pal as you eat. No more freezer burn on little hands from a too-cold ice pop! And no more fighting to keep the half-eaten pop from sinking to the bottom!

Nate normally drops his ice pop if I hand it to him straight out of the freezer so have to let it sit out for a few minutes to warm up. But then it begins to melt and sweat, making it easy for my clumsy toddler to squeeze and spill. Gone are the days of stalking him with a paper towel because Pop Pals are the ideal solution! I still had to assist Nate a little with them as he couldn't quite maneuver it all by himself. But the size and shape were perfect for a small grip and we only had two tiny drips as opposed to a giant mess of sticky goo. I was so confident in our Pop Pals that I even let Nate eat his freezie pop in our carpeted living room! And no, I didn't regret it later! The floor stayed clean and so did his clothes.



Pop Pals would even work well with Pedialyte Pops for times when your child is sick. The last thing you want to deal with on top of an illness is sticky hands and blankets!

Bottom line: If your kids are fans of Flavor-Ice but you could do without the clean-up, you want to pick up some Pop Pals! I love that they are safe and I don't have to be a mean mama by withholding messy, albeit yummy, treats.

BUY IT: Visit www.keendistribution.com to purchase Pop Pals (ARV $4.99/2-pk.). Don't forget to check out the rest of the Keen collection, including the Grobag Safe Sleep System, Bumbo Seat and Mommy Hook.

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win their own set of Pop Pals!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Visit Keen Distribution and tell me another product you'd like to own. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

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1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. If you already follow and/or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)

2.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You may use the following tweet of come up with one of your own:

Love ice pops but hate the cleanup? Win a set of Pop Pals @kris10chumley! Ends 9/5 http://bit.ly/aAyU8M

Just leave a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry)

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Giveaway will end on September 5, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. residents only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received two pairs of Pop Pals from Kemie at Keen Distribution to facilitate my candid review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed in my review are purely mine. Your experience may differ.

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Sarah said...

I think the Mommy Hook would be very handy.

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Adelas said...

That Mommy Hook looks so useful, I'll say that... but honestly the pop pals are the most amazing, totally awesome mom-tool ever.

Thanks for the chance to win!

angi261 said...

I would like to try the koolkidz . My son always makes me wrap a paper towel around his ice pops. I didn't even know these existed.

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