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4.0 out of 5 stars Great idea & fun, but could be better, April 22, 2013
This review is from: Ice Sabers: 30 Chilled Treats Using the Force of Your Freezer! (Star Wars Cookbook) (Paperback)
With a 7-year old boy & 4-year old boy in our family, we are big Star Wars lego & Star Wars food-merchandising fans (despite not having seen the movies or tv series yet, the boys that is). We already have the various Williams-Sonoma Star Wars cookie cutter sets, so this popsicle mold is unique and a GENUIS idea. And, best of all, the frozen ice sabers look fantastic and fun. I've used the mold once and have only quickly flipped through the cookbook, so I can only comment on the popsicle mold and not so much the cookbook. Although I am a cookbook addict, it was the ice saber mold that I was drooling after even though it's a very basic, old school, nothing fancy design. Honestly, I am not that interested in the cookbook... yet. So, at $20, you're paying mostly for the cookbook cost, while the ice saber mold is just an added treat. But, I wish it were the other way around--larger ice saber mold with a smaller, complementing "cookbook"?

As the photo shows, the popsicle mold makes 4 popsicles at-a-time. The popsicles are petite, barely containing 1 ounce of liquid. I really wish these were bigger. Compared to a Zoku pop, these ice sabers are small, but then again, the Zoku pop is sizeable. But, because the ice sabers are small & slender, they freeze pretty quickly--not more than a couple hours (sorry, can't remember the time)? Obviously, this is longer than the quick Zoku pop freeze-time, but they are not the same type of popsicle experience anyway. My boys had no complaints about size. The mold unit itself was a bit too tall to fit into the freezer of my traditional top-freezer refrigerator, but it probably would've fit if I had removed the rack--kind of a pain-in-the-butt. Instead, I used our chest freezer to freeze the ice sabers.

Despite these slight issues, I'd still buy this in a heartbeat because they're just a blast. Ha ha. In fact, I'm thinking of buying another, so I'll have 8 ice sabers ready-to-go at one time.

This was an impulse purchase at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos, CA, costing $25.

Ice saber removal is pretty easy: the receptacles need to be warmed with running cold water for a quick release. Still, one ice saber broke in half as I was trying to remove it.
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Initial post: Jun 27, 2013 3:10:06 PM PDT
Christina M. says:
Thank you this was very helpful I was going to get this just for the Popsicle holder. I went with this instead. Thanks again. http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/eea5/
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