Yesterday we went to Mi Pueblo supermarket in Pittsburg to get burritos for dinner, some Mexican bread (pan dulce), and a few other things. It's a lovely market, bright and big and clean and very festive. The food court is quite good (Ethan gave the burritos 9 sombreros out of 10).
On the way out, Sam noticed a huge bin of ice pops and begged to get some. It was just a buck fifty for a big pack of them, so we figured even though the unfrozen liquid glowed like it had been packaged in Chernobyl, we could try it. I knew we'd be in for some hilarity, however.
How the #@?# are you supposed to eat an ice pop in this shape after it's frozen?
First, Sam cut off the thin end. He quickly realized that unlike with an Otter Pop, you can't squeeze the thick frozen part out through the tiny opening. Also, sucking on the end of the plastic was somewhat less than satisfying. We ended up slicing the whole thing open and dumping it into a bowl.
We've puzzled over it for some time. The boys even googled the manufacturer to see if they had an owner's manual or instructions on how to eat the damn thing. Personally, I'm fascinated by the crimp in the middle.
So how about it, friends? How does one effectively eat one of these things? I am baffled by the design.