Thursday, August 29, 2013

UPDATE: Silicone Ice-Pop Molds ~ Review and Giveaway

We have a winner!  Congratulations to Christine H. 

For you who did not win but think these silicone molds are awesome (like me) and would like a set of your own, Pantry Paratus has offered a deal exclusively for Thankful Expressions readers...

Purchase 3 silicone molds and receive the 4th free!  Just use coupon code:  Thankful
Put all four in your cart and with the code, you'll only be charged for 3.  Ends September 14th.

Here's your link to the Silicone Molds at Pantry Paratus.


Giveaway ended August 28, 2013, but enjoy the following review of a great Pantry Paratus product...

I was recently sent a set of 4 Silicone Ice-Pop molds from my friends at Pantry Paratus so that I could give them a try and provide you with a review.

How exciting!  My first review...  here goes!

About the Silicone Ice Pop Molds

Measuring 8.5 inches in length, they are larger than they appeared in pictures.

They are available in 4 colors, so you can personalize your pops or sort the flavors by color. 

They have a classic "push-up" design, reminiscent of those freezer pops of my youth without all of the yucky ingredients (like sugar and food dye).

They're flexible, dishwasher safe, and reusable ... so you can have many years of ice pop fun! 

A ridged lid secures the liquid before freezing and minimizes mess in freezer, coolers, or when you are on the go. 

They are FDA Approved.

My Experience

I used my favorite smoothie recipe to fill the silicone ice pop molds:

     1 banana
     6 small (or 4 medium) frozen strawberries
     1/3 cup frozen blueberries
     1/2 - 2/3 cup cultured (not quite clabbered) raw milk (or plain yogurt)
     1 tsp sucanat (or raw honey)
     1 tsp chia seeds

     Blend all ingredients till smooth.

I used a mason jar to hold up my tapered molds while I filled them with my berry smoothie.  The tapering is fantastic for ease of squeezing the frozen yumminess out of the molds - but not so convenient if you want to stand them up.  Hehe... not deemed a flaw, just an observation!

And I kept them in that mason jar when I put them in in the freezer, not because I thought they'd leak if I laid them down - I'm sure they wouldn't because of that great ridged lid - but because my freezer space is so limited, it's the only way I could squeeze them in there without compromising their shape!

They are super easy to use.  I just had to grip it for a minute or two in the warmth of my hand to release the frozen smoothie from the sides (or a quick pass under warm water would work, too), and then they slid up easily and efficiently... so efficiently, in fact, they're even mess-free for my preschool and toddler-age grandkids! 

That is one delighted preschool boy!

Could he be any happier?!

Ah, our little toddler girl did have trouble keeping that pop pushed up; probably due to the size of those darling hands.

No problem, though.  This works, too!


I think these are a great product.  They're versatile (fill them with any of your freezable favorites... or on-the-go yogurt - or applesauce... and skip the freezing), simple to fill, are a perfect snack size, and they're fun!  Hubby noticed an odor the first time he used it, but that was just because they were new and still had that "new silicone smell."  A subsequent washing and filling/freezing reduced the smell, and I'm sure a third will eliminate it altogether.  In conclusion, I highly recommend these Silicone Ice Pop Molds.

Your Chance to Own a Set of Your Own!

I'm happy to say that the folks at Pantry Paratus have generously offered to give away a second set to one of my lucky readers!

I will use Rafflecopter to conduct the giveaway and choose the winner.  This giveaway begins on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 12:00 am and ends on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 12:00 am.  The winner will be announced on Thursday, August 29th and will have 48 hours to respond.  The winner will be announced here on the blog, on my Facebook page, and will receive an email.  The giveaway is open to continental U.S. and Canada residents only. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In the event you are not the lucky winner, no need to feel forlorn!  Pantry Paratus has offered to pass an exclusive coupon to my Thankful Expressions readers after the giveaway ends, so stay tuned...

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Kristiina said...

Love love love!!! Couldn't be easier and the possibilities are endless! I am very pleased with my set, I'm sure the recipient will be too.

Rachel said...

Can't wait to try them! My 2 year old loves the orange, nectarine, berry yogurt pops I make but these would be perfect size for her! Thanks for the review.

Rachel Johnson said...

Can't wait to try my yogurt, orange, berry pops on my two year old!

Heather O'Cain said...

Would love to try any homemade juice in these!

Kat said...

How fun! I'd love to make ice pops with a green smoothie!

Jasanna Czellar said...

You know these are great for kids, but for my husband and I as well, they'd be perfect! I'd freeze chocolate smoothies in them!

charity konrath said...

i would make a frozen fruit and yogurt pop

Mom said...

No children in this household, but I like Jasanna's comment....why not? I think John and I could really enjoy these as a healthy snack!! Love the photos of Kingston and Aria enjoying their pops!

Rose said...

I have so many frozen treat recipes that I used to make, and new ones I want to try. I have been tempted to buy a set of the cheap plastic sippy pop molds at the store, but these look so much better! Creamy yogurt pops are my favorite!

Rose said...

realized my name i used here doesn't match what i'm signed into the rafflecopter with... not sure how this works and want to be sure to get my entries lol! signed in to rafflecopter with facebook name wendy darling...

joanna said...

oh, i'd freeze my choc. "pudding" (avocodo-based) & make fudgesicles =) thanks for the giveaway!

Christine said...

I just tried to make some banana/cocoa fudgesicles last night in my old plastic molds. These would be so much better!

Julie Crum said...

These would be great for my chocolate-peanut butter-banana smoothies.

Anonymous said...

Mango smoothies sound good!

April said...

we would have so much fun with these!