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Freezing up some fun with Zoku Pops ~ HearthSong Giveaway

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I know I probably shouldn’t be thinking popsicles when it’s still winter here… but I do love a good frozen treat. Trouble is, have you seen all the things that are IN most ice creams and popsicles? I can barely find any with just whole fruit or fruit juices.

So I was thrilled to get to review the Zoku Quick Pop Maker available at HearthSong!

I’ve tried making yogurt pops with and without fruit, double-flavored, and with faces. And I’ve tried 100% fruit juice pops, which you can get really creative with making stripes and other designs! Check out this strawberry yogurt pop with fresh strawberries embedded – doesn’t it look like a heart (sorta?)? Perfect for a party or shower!

The Zoku is so easy to use – really! You just freeze it for 24 hours, then put the sticks in, pour in your pop juice or yogurt (even make soda pops!) and wait. About 7-9 minutes later you have perfect pops (clearly I still need to watch my fill line!). You can do about 3 rounds before the pop maker thaws (less if you’re making fancy stuff!). You can use your imagination to make unique pops, mixing and matching colors and flavors – even chocolate dipping the pops! My favorite part, of course, is now I can make organic popsicles because I choose the juices and yogurts I use!

I also tried out the Zoku Character Kit, which adds a whole new dimension of fun. Okay, now this accessory takes some practice. I love cutting the shapes out of thinly sliced fruit, but I keep having a hard time not bumping the wall of the pop maker when I slide them in… so my faces generally don’t end up where I want them too! Here’s one face I tried to make… it didn’t turn out great for a photo!

But I am still practicing, and it will be so fun when I get to this level:

Find the Zoku Quick Pop Maker ($49.98), and the Zoku Character Kit ($14.98) at HearthSong – where you’ll find a great selection of cooking and entertaining supplies for your own party planning! Centerpieces, cupcake stands, and other decor will help you create a wonderful time for your children! HearthSong also carries wonderful natural play and learning toys that are great for gift-giving – keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter!

DEAL ALERT! Check out HearthSong’s PlayPerks – the more you buy the more you save – great for teachers, homeschoolers, and organizations!

What flavor popsicle would you make?

WIN IT: One lucky reader gets their own Zoku Quick Pop Maker courtesy of HearthSong! Enter in the Rafflecopter form below!

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GIVEAWAY RULES: Open in US only. 18+ to enter/win.  Winner will be emailed directly and have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize! Ends 11:59 on March 19, 2012. Fulfillment handled by HearthSong.

Thanks to HearthSong for providing a product for review and giveaway! All opinions are honest and 100% my own!

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RachelMarch 19, 2012 - 10:32 pm

strawberry pops

mary gardnerMarch 19, 2012 - 8:11 pm

i would make all kinds of fruit pops. we would use this all the time but especially in the summer for a cool treat

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SharonMarch 19, 2012 - 6:37 pm

I would freeze Silk Soy Fruit Peach Mango pops in them. I’m vegan and this stuff tastes like PEACH ICE CREAM!!!!

Thank You!!!!

ColleenMarie82March 19, 2012 - 2:58 pm

My daughters love Popsicles, and this time of year you start to see all kinds of great ideas for make your own. Which is healthier and cheaper

jules mMarch 19, 2012 - 2:26 pm

i’d make some blueberry, raspberry pops.. mmmm i love those!

KarenMarch 19, 2012 - 2:11 pm

I would make blueberry and vanilla. Thanks for the giveaway.

amy deeterMarch 19, 2012 - 11:31 am

rootbeer float pops

Lana BradstreamMarch 19, 2012 - 9:03 am

I want to make a pomegranate pop!
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Lona WMarch 19, 2012 - 8:09 am

I would make a fruit and yogurt pop for breakfast (just seen this on pinterest and have been wanting to try it!)

KatyMarch 19, 2012 - 3:09 am

oh anything with fresh fruit. these are adorable and look amazing!

ShannonMarch 18, 2012 - 11:25 pm

I’d make all kinds, mostly with fruit like passionfruit, pineapple, cherries, etc. I love trying new flavor combinations.

Christine JensenMarch 18, 2012 - 11:23 pm

I would try using some Greek Yogurt and fresh fruit

Stacey P (cosaver213)March 18, 2012 - 10:17 pm

I would like to try to rootbeer float pops for my family.

anne s.March 18, 2012 - 10:08 pm

i would make orange creamsicle pops..yum! i am getting hungry already!

DavidMarch 18, 2012 - 8:50 pm

I would start easy with the Kool-Aid pops and work my way up to more advanced ones.

mallory richardsonMarch 18, 2012 - 7:46 pm

I’d love to make lemonade pops

TimMarch 18, 2012 - 3:25 pm

I would make both juice and yogurt pops.

norleansMarch 18, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Summer time lemonade!

Denise SMarch 18, 2012 - 1:19 pm

I’d made strawberry. My kids would have a blast with it!

Theresa DMarch 18, 2012 - 9:08 am

I would love to make some pudding pops.

KristiMarch 17, 2012 - 2:51 pm

We were talking about pudding pops today. I’d love to make some chocolate ones with strawberries.

tamra childersMarch 17, 2012 - 11:51 am

id use it to make lemonade pops

PatMarch 16, 2012 - 5:09 pm

I’d make strawberry yogurt popsicles. We love popsicles in the summer.

susan glazerMarch 16, 2012 - 3:42 pm

i would love to make fruit juice frozen pops

Patty WhiteMarch 16, 2012 - 8:56 am

I’d like to make peach pops!!

AndreaHMarch 15, 2012 - 11:33 pm

I’d make either grape or chocolate. Yum!

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pollyMarch 15, 2012 - 6:39 pm

my 3 year old grandson would love me to make him a strawberry pop or blueberries…he loves all fruits!

Jen N.March 15, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Pudding Pops :)

bonnye sensenigMarch 15, 2012 - 1:53 pm

my daughter AND my husband would love to make monster yogurt fruit pops! how fun!

Jen BreedloveMarch 15, 2012 - 1:28 pm

I would definitely love to be able to use different kinds of 100% fruit juices to make different pops!
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Carla GarciaMarch 15, 2012 - 12:17 pm

i would love to do strawberry yogirt pops for my boys

LizMarch 14, 2012 - 8:50 pm

I’d like to do some yogurt pops with fresh fruit added, my daughter would love them!

Ashley MorrisseyMarch 14, 2012 - 7:23 pm

Lemonade pops sound delicious!!!

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MadelineMarch 14, 2012 - 3:55 pm

I’d make lemonade pops!

Zabrina CaldwellMarch 14, 2012 - 1:02 pm

I would definitely make some fruit and ice cream pops, like peaches and vanilla ice cream or strawberries etc! My popsicle container is broken so the kids are missing these!
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Carrie PhelpsMarch 14, 2012 - 6:24 am

I would love to use this to make a “smoothie” pop!

Serena PowellMarch 13, 2012 - 11:47 pm

I’d love to use one making Kool-Aid

Elizabeth TurnerMarch 13, 2012 - 10:29 pm

I’d make yogurt pops because little guy looooves yogurt, but I’d also make dessert pops for special days when we grill, like maybe chocolate-coconut-pineapple, or pops with bits of candy in them ;)

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Patricia Wojnar CrowleyMarch 13, 2012 - 8:42 pm

I’d love to make them out of grape juice!

Kelly mistryMarch 13, 2012 - 7:51 pm

I would try any flavor yogurt pops with fruit in it. I am always looking for new snacks for my daughter to eat. she is very picky!
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amandasueMarch 13, 2012 - 6:52 pm

I’d make banana smoothie pops

jennifer bowenMarch 13, 2012 - 6:35 pm

i make rootbeer pops
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kelly tillotsonMarch 13, 2012 - 3:14 pm

my son has dairy and other allergies, so its best for me to just make everything homemade. this set is AWESOME—they will not be missing out on any store-bought varities if i make them yummy fun pops with this!
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Kris I.March 13, 2012 - 2:48 pm

I would put apple juice in it

Christy JohnsonMarch 13, 2012 - 12:47 pm

I would love to make whole-fruit pops for my toddler- what a great way to make a healthy treat for the summer!

Mary SomervilleMarch 13, 2012 - 12:30 pm

I would use it to get the kids eating healthier treats~but that said I would love to try a Root Beer Soda Pop!

Amanda CMarch 13, 2012 - 12:18 pm

I would love to make a yogurt pop!

APMarch 13, 2012 - 11:27 am

I would love to make mango strawberry pops! Living in the South, we would use this most of the year and it would provide hours of fun for us to keep little bit happy while daddy studies!

Sara LoganMarch 13, 2012 - 9:35 am

I would make a strawberry pop

Kelly DMarch 13, 2012 - 6:36 am

I would make banana & yogurt pops as our nightime treat.

T Rex MomMarch 12, 2012 - 11:27 pm

I so wish I could get my little guy into popsicles or some kind of treat that was cold. Maybe just a frozen yogurt pop or frozen milk may do the trick. Then if I added a face he may really embrace it. Our daughter will eat anything.

The technology sounds so cool – pardon the pun. I may have to add one of these to my wish list.

You did a great job on this review. I was actually not the least bit interested until I started to read and then hear about your experiences – then my interest was peaked and suddenly I found myself thinking up ways of using the device and then saying, “Hmmm, I may need to get one of these.” Well done.
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laceMarch 12, 2012 - 8:20 pm

I’d love to make a lemonade pop maybe with some lavender in the mix.

Kayte CookWattsMarch 12, 2012 - 6:05 pm

I think I would do lemonade with blood orange yogurt.

debnmike mMarch 12, 2012 - 4:11 pm

i would make one of berries. My boys would LOVE this!!

Linda KishMarch 12, 2012 - 3:38 pm

I’d make them with strawberries and yogurt.

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carolMarch 12, 2012 - 1:00 pm

would like to make them with strawberres for my granddaughters birthday

EileenMarch 12, 2012 - 12:21 pm

Pudding pops!

Susan LaddMarch 12, 2012 - 10:17 am

I would make sugar free pops. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :)

Nikole H.March 12, 2012 - 10:16 am

I’d love to make some of the striped pops with various fruit juices!

Hannah AveryMarch 12, 2012 - 9:35 am

I would probably make some out of smoothies I make this summer!
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Maria MalaveciMarch 12, 2012 - 8:17 am

I would want to make a popsicle using Samoa Girl Scout Cookies!


amanda roachMarch 12, 2012 - 6:27 am

i love the mushroom one. my girls would love this!

jodi lasherMarch 12, 2012 - 5:47 am

well, my kids have always been huge fans of pudding pops so i would give them a whirl, and i would also try kool aid ones cuz that’s always been a big hit, but i would use less sugar.. :) thanks for a great giveaway and best of luck to all.

Angela HartnessMarch 12, 2012 - 2:57 am

I would use it to make yogurt pops for my family.

ShannonMarch 12, 2012 - 1:25 am

My daughter is obsessed with yogurt, so I would make her yogurt pops!

Amanda AlvaradoMarch 11, 2012 - 11:50 pm

Dd loves popscicles! She is especially fond of frozen yogurt pops. This is a fast way of making them for her without her having to wait hours for them to be ready! It will save me the headache of listening to her ask over and over and over again if they are ready yet! LOL

Colleen MaurinaMarch 11, 2012 - 10:25 pm

I would like to make them with blueberries!

Theron W.....March 11, 2012 - 9:58 pm

Pina Colada for myself. As for my two daughters? What ever they want!

Jodi KershukMarch 11, 2012 - 8:44 pm

Strawberry and Banana yogurt!

Mary DaileyMarch 11, 2012 - 5:56 pm

I would love to try flavored Greek yogurt.

Kimberly SchotzMarch 11, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Yogurt pops

MichelleMarch 11, 2012 - 12:56 pm

I would definitely make fruit puree pops and yogurt pops with my own homemade yogurt. I’m always looking for more ways to use that!

Renee B.March 11, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Fruit puree and juice pops

MandiMarch 11, 2012 - 12:08 pm

I actually would gift this to my nieces and nephews. Their mama would make them healthy fruit pops!
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ChellyMarch 11, 2012 - 10:50 am

The strawberry one looks delicious! We have a cheapo popsicle that we don’t use because it’s missing pieces and they’re difficult for a toddler to hold. Those handles are my favorite part! When I started out I’d make them with fresh juices, maybe a little carrot juice, some apple. They came out pretty good but icy, not creamy looking like these so I’m going to try that yogurt strawberry.

Kimberlie TMarch 11, 2012 - 10:15 am

I’d like to make mixed fruit smoothie pops for the kids and some chocolate ones for me! My boys would love this, especially during those hot summer months in the desert where it gets to 110 during the day. Thanks for the chance!

Sandy VanHoeyMarch 11, 2012 - 9:47 am

I would give to my daughter and let her decide with my 2 granddaughters. They are so cute

penny hydeMarch 11, 2012 - 4:16 am

I would so use this to make lots of yummy treats for the great nephews and niece. We would experiement and make chocolate, gatorade pops, and lots of great fruit concoctions.

GiannaMarch 11, 2012 - 12:22 am

That mushroom one is cute.. my kids love super mario so I could see trying that first!

Rochel SMarch 10, 2012 - 11:27 pm

I would make grape juice pops! Yumm!

Anne E. PerryMarch 10, 2012 - 9:33 pm

I would love to use up the frozen breastmilk in my freezer. Also blueberry mango!!

ErinMarch 10, 2012 - 9:03 pm

The yogurt pop idea is fantastic! But chocolate dipped…now that would be the best. I’m envisioning sweet frozen treats for my girlies this summer!
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Trisha W.March 10, 2012 - 8:05 pm

I’d love to see if I could make a chocolate pudding pop out of my homemade pudding. I know, not so nutritious.

Anna CooperMarch 10, 2012 - 7:38 pm

I would make yogurt pops… my kids would love this. My daughter loves Popsicle and this would be great.

DeborahMarch 10, 2012 - 6:50 pm

Because I *love* to make my own home-made yogurt, I would definitely make yogurt & fruit pops! This is a wonderful invention!

I like your strawberry pop. Very cool! ;)

Natasha WMarch 10, 2012 - 6:46 pm

I would make coconut pops! Yum-yum.

Jenny LloydMarch 10, 2012 - 5:50 pm

the first flavor that popped in my head was root beer

MintaMarch 10, 2012 - 2:50 pm

These look awesome…

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Leanne MMarch 10, 2012 - 1:45 pm

I would make yogurt pops for the kids

Robin HMarch 10, 2012 - 12:54 pm

My son LOVES mango nector… we would make some mango pops!

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