Jell-O Pudding Pops & other cool treats from the ’80s new wave of popsicles

80s Jell-O Pudding Pops

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While boxes of Jell-O pudding pops may be but a memory — with all of their smooth, icy, firm chocolate (and vanilla and banana) goodness — we can still remember their glory days through these commercials!

If you want to approximate these treats, Kraft offers this homemade pops recipe, and Amazon has a Jell-O Pudding Pops DIY kit with molds.

Introducing all the goodness of real Jell-O pudding frozen on a stick (1982)

New Jell-O Pudding Pops. It’s a rich, creamy-tasting new snack, frozen on a stick. And you can feel good about serving Jell-O pudding pops to your family, because it’s made with all the wholesome goodness of real pudding.

Look for them in your grocer’s freezer. It comes in delicious flavors your whole family will love: chocolate, vanilla and banana. Or try all three flavors in the variety pack.

So when your family wants a snack, stick with the goodness of real Jello pudding.

Introducing Jello Pudding Pops - ad from 1982

Jello Pudding Pops & Gelatin Pops for your diet (1985)

Jell-O Gelatin Pops and Jell-O Pudding Pops are more than just great-tasting snacks. They’ve got great figures, too. For a mere 35 calories, you can have a fruity, refreshing gelatin pop. For a surprisingly low 90 calories, you can get the rich, creamy goodness of a pudding pop. And Jello chocolate-coated pudding pops are just 130 calories.

Jello Pudding Pops - 1985

Vintage Jello Pudding Pops TV commercial

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Bill Cosby for Jell-O Pudding Pops (1989)

The snack you can say ‘yes’ to! – Look for my new flavor – Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl

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Vintage Jello pudding pops - Peanut Butter and chocolate - with Bill Cosby

Jell-O Pudding Pops: “But Mom…” with Bill Cosby (1989)

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Swiss Miss pudding bars (1982)

If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ll love Swiss Miss Pudding Bars. Five varieties of chocolate: Chocolate Toffee-Coated Vanilla and Chocolate, new Fudge Ripple, new Chocolate Chip, and good old Chocolate. All of them made with real Swiss Miss pudding. All real good.

Swiss Miss pudding pops 1982

Now pudding is pop (1967)

We can trace the pudding pop idea to the ’60s! This ad appeared in 1967 — part of a series of recipe ideas showing creative ways to use the mix.

Vintage chocolate homemade pudding pops

Jell-O pudding frozen fudge pops recipe

1 package (4 ounces) chocolate or chocolate fudge pudding
1/4 cup sugar
3 cups milk

Combine pudding mix, sugar and milk. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes, stirring once or twice.

Pour mixture into shallow pan. Freeze until ice crystals form around edges — about 30 minutes. Stir mixture until smooth, but not melted. Spoon into pop molds or 4-ounce paper cups. Place wooden stick in each. Freeze till firm. Makes 7 pops.

Bill Cosby Jell-O Pudding Pops commercial (1983)

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Vintage Jell-O Gelatin pops from 1984

What’s the best way to describe New Jell-O Gelatin pops?

… Because there’s nothing else like it. It’s refreshing like ice pops, and smooth like ice cream. It has that great Jello gelatin fruit taste, whipped smooth and frozen on a stick. It tastes delicious, but it’s only 35 calories a pop! …

Your whole family will love how fruity, smooth, refreshing and yummy they really are.

Jell-O Gelatin pops from 1984

Rainbow cake of whipped Jello: Five layers of fluffy flavors make one impressive-looking dessert (1962)

Fruity Jell-O Gelatin pops (1987)

Kids just love fun, fruity Jell-O Gelatin pops. Real gelatin, whipped and frozen on a stick, and just 35 calories a pop. There’s no mess, so they’re neat to eat, and altogether yummmmy. 

Vintage Jello gelatin pops - 1987

Chiquita fruit & cream pops: Goodies have grown up (1986)

Pure, natural, low in calories — Chiquita pops are for people old enough to care about what they eat.

But they’re also delicious enough for those too young to care at all — from the 4 cool, refreshing flavors of Chiquita fruit & Juice Pops to the 6 delectable choices of Fruit & Cream Pops.

Of course, they’re all made with real, fresh fruit — just what you’ve grown to expect from Chiquita.

Chiquita fruit & cream pops: Goodies have grown up (1986)

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