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Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds, Spring Green - Set of 6
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666 of 672 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2007
I've used several ice pop molds over the years, and up until now I thought Tupperware's pop molds were by far the best. These Tovolo molds lack the ability to replace either the cap or the handle (they are one molded piece) but the plastic used in the cap/handle and the mold is easily the best I've ever seen for pop molds. It's too early to predict how well these will actually hold up after dozens of freezings and thawings, but if the quality of materials is any indication, they should last a long, long time.

One month later:

While I still think these are overall the best pop molds I've ever used, I did discover one thing about them (the hard way, naturally): don't drop them on anything hard (i.e., a tile floor) after they've been in the freezer for a day or more. The yellow caps/lids tend to get brittle after freezing, and they will crack and/or break. The opaque molds don't appear to have this issue, although I don't plan to intentionally test their break-resistance threshold.

Five years later:

After several unsuccessful attempts to fix the cap/lid, I gave up, retired it and use the mold whenever I have a little extra liquid left and scoop it out with a spoon.

The molds are still in use and holding up quite nicely. They are still the best pop molds I have ever used.
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258 of 266 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2009
These molds work really well for their purposes.

The good:
- BPA free
- Cheap!
- Very sturdy
- Drip tray definitely helps
- Easy to clean and use

The bad:
- Really large sizes - may be too big for kids
- Popsicle stick to the mold somtimes
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119 of 123 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2008
My kids love making these popsicles. The only thing I can say is that they are awful big for kids. My kids can never finish one of these because they are so large.
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71 of 77 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2012
I see that I'm not the only one that had issues getting the popsicle OUT of the mold.

These are nice, sturdy popsicle molds. They make big pops and I love how the molds are not permanently connected to the base. However, the first few times I made popsicles, it was almost impossible to get them out of the molds! I ran them under hot water until the pop was half melted, then they'd release. Or I did some hot water and then spent 5 minutes or more wrestling the pop out. I must say I got a good upper arm workout with the latter method.

I was about to give up and toss these in the trash when I had an idea. Before filling, I sprayed the inside of each mold with a little bit of Pam. It worked beautifully! Each pop now releases with a quick run under hot water. The Pam doesn't affect the taste at all. So I hope my trick helps someone else before they give up on these molds.

If the popsicles were not such a horror to get out (without my trick), I would have given this product 5 stars.
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68 of 77 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2013
...I go out of my way not to have every little new fad that comes along in my kitchen. Garlic peeler...bah. Apple corer...who needs it? Avocado saver? Just eat the damn thing, already! My rule is, if I can do it some other way than with a gadget, that's the way I'll do it.

But, I live in the way Deep South, where it gets hot and sticky and humid. And a girl can only drink so many mint juleps or mojitos and hope to keep her girlish figure!

I love popsicles! Love, love, love the way the first lick is full of frost and sticks to my tongue a bit. Love the swirly fruit flavors and creamy ice cream textures. Love the almost painful cold sliding down my throat. Even love the brain-freeze when I get too enthusiastic! But, the popsicles sold in the store are full of ick! High fructose corn syrup! Why? Why would you adulterate something so full of awesome with something so icksome?

I've tried making my own before, but the molds are too flimsy, too small, too difficult to manage in the freezer.

I took a chance on these molds, and I'm glad I did. The design is genius. The tops of the popsicle molds lock into the tray! No more wiggling and struggling to get the goodies into the mold without spillage! The cap and stick are all one piece, which some may not like, but it suits my purpose. The tray, molds and lids/sticks are sturdy - they feel substantial enough to be long-lasting. And there's no BPA to worry about, either. I just put the molds into the tray, filled 'em up using a ladle, snapped the tops on, and popped them in the freezer.

No more HFCS. No more unpronounceable ingredients. Just my own blend of blackberries, buttermilk, a touch of oregano and raw honey, blended to a perfect soupiness and ladled into the molds with minimal dripping.

The ceiling fans are whirring away and the lounge chair is waiting on the patio. Today, the languid waves of heat shall not melt me into a puddle of sweat, for frosty popsicle goodness awaits me.
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112 of 130 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2011
These molds looked flimsy in the photo, but they are sturdy. I use them daily and there is nothing I've found that comes close to being this good. They are easy to handle and stand up straight in the base, no tipping. Easy to wash, they don't stain and the pops slide out of the sleeve handily after being put in warm water for a few seconds. Best of all, the molds are individual. The sticks stay in place, too. I make fudgesickles by doubling diet packaged hot chocolate (Nestle or Swiss Miss), letting it cool and pouring it in the molds. Each mold holds 1/2 cup liquid ...terrific! Cristal Light is great, too (mix it a little strong). Have treats all day and stay skinny!
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95 of 115 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2011
I was very excited to find pop molds online since I couldn't find them in the store. All the great reviews and the price helped me decide on these. What I didn't expect was the size of the mold. I thought these would be about the size of a regular popsicle that you buy at the store, but they are easily double that. These are fine (or too big) for an adult eating the pop, but my daughter can not eat this much!
The things I really like about this mold are the ease of use and the drip tray on the stick. They are easily cleaned and stored.
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44 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2010
These are excellent pop molds. About the size of a typical fudge pop, they are sturdy and easy to fill. They are a little big for little kids but otherwise excellent.

An update: I bought these molds for several friends. They all love them.

Also worth noting is that the molds slip down easily, but securely, between the rungs on my freezer shelf. If I have just a little OJ left in the carton or a piece of fruit that is getting a little overripe, I'll often make one or two pops and just slip it between the rungs without using the mold-holder. It's convenient and I find that I like the variety of pops I've thrown together.
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2011
I bought these pop molds because I was looking for molds that were BPA free and had sticks included. I did have to go to the manufacturer's website to find out that they are BPA free.

I think these molds are well made and very sturdy. I like that they are individual molds, but they fit securely into the base. I carried full molds through the house to our chest freezer and was not afraid that they would fall out of the base. The molds are big and I think that they are a bit too big for my three year old. She got bored with eating the pop about half way through.

My only disapointment is that they did not come with directions or recipes although there are a few on the Tovolo website.

I plan to buy at least one more set of these molds.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2009
I purchased these to replace an older Popsicle maker. The reviews sounded encouraging. However, after just a few uses, the plastic molds are starting to crack. Not what I'd expect.
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