I could not find them. I went every place imaginable looking for them. I'd be in a store with Steve and say, "Wait! I want to see if I can find them!" or we'd drive by a store and I'd say "Oh wait! I want to go look there for the popsicle moulds!" Yet, I never found them. Sure, I could have ordered them online, but the cheapest ones on Amazon were like ten bucks. I wasn't paying THAT for a few bits of plastic that EVERYONE had growing up.
I started out with grand ideas - fruit season was upon us, and the farmer's markets were TEAMING with the most wonderful fresh fruits available. Being that this is Texas, our growing season starts early and goes late, but there's nothing like some May strawberries or July peaches. There was so much I could DO with them, so many wonderful combinations of fruit and juice to put into moulds and make into the YUMMIEST popsicles ever... never mind what would happen if I slipped a bit of local clover honey into the blender. So much to make... and no way to make them.
I'd long given up my quest for them, having resolved to just buy some online before next season and be done with it, when I rounded the corner onto the juice isle at the local Walmart. Lo and Behold.... hanging at the corner of the isle... there they were! Walmart is the only place that sells the juice boxes in the flavor the boys like, so I know I've been down that isle roughly once a week for the last 8 months... but there they were. And now, they are mine. In fact, I'm going to go back and get more in case something happens. Because you can never be too careful.
Oh, and they were only $1.99. I KNEW they were out there, but really.. it's almost Nov. Couldn't I have found them a BIT sooner???
And a BIG happy belated birthday to my friend Josh, who I bribed into reading my blog. He's another Fangfan, and follow him on Twitter - @darthsevere! Happy Birthday!