Jell-O Pudding Pops & other brands in the ’80s pudding pop craze

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80s Jell-O Pudding Pops
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 Pudding Pops recipe, and Amazon has a Jell-O Pudding Pops Mold Kit.)
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

Bill Cosby for Jell-O Pudding Pops (1989)

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

MORE PUDDIN’ GOODNESS: Stripe-It-Rich poke cakes (1982)

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

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.

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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.

Vintage chocolate homemade pudding pops

Bill Cosby Jell-O Pudding Pops commercial (1983)

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

Vintage Jello Pudding Pops TV commercial

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