This Wednesday, French’s Ketchup will debut the “Frenchsicle,” its new limited-edition ketchup-flavoured popsicle, to celebrate the first week of summer. Available at popup locations until June 24, the frozen treats are made in collaboration with Happy Pops, a local Canadian business specializing in all-natural ice pops made from real fruit and sweetened with organic cane sugar.
Available in Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, and Leamington, ON this week only, the Frenchsicle’s savoury tomato flavour is perfectly balanced with a hint of salty sweetness. Made from 100 per cent Canadian tomatoes, it combines some of the best traditions the season has to offer: ketchup and popsicles.
According to a survey commissioned by French’s, a majority Canadians (79 per cent) say they like or love ketchup, making it a notable flavour of summertime in Canada. And almost all Canadians who like ketchup (78 per cent) think it’s important to buy ketchup made with 100 per cent Canadian tomatoes.
Ketchup is one of the most popular ways to flavour summer dishes. According to the French’s survey, Canadians who like ketchup enjoy it most with fries (84 per cent) and on BBQ dishes like hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages (59 per cent). Now they can cool down summer barbecues with the Frenchsicle.
French’s Ketchup will be popping up to handout Frenchsicles at the following locations:
- 609 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC: June 22 – 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- 15 York Street (Maple Leaf Square), Toronto, ON: June 23 – 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- 12 W Park Lane, Leamington, ON: June 24 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
To honour shared Canadian heritage, for every Frenchsicle given away, French’s will donate two meals to Food Banks Canada to address food insecurity in Canada, expanding the partnership that began in 2015. This contribution supports more than 4,700 Food Banks and agencies from coast to coast to coast. Also in 2022, French’s is supporting Food Banks Canada’s After the Bell program which provides nutrient-dense food packs to children in need through the summer months.
This summer, French’s Ketchup is encouraging Canadians to create memories with great food and flavour, especially if it includes the Frenchsicle. To learn more and get the at-home recipe, visit Frenchs.ca. Follow French’s and search #Frenchsicle to join in the fun on Instagram and Facebook.