For those summer BBQ’s

French’s has created a summer treat called a “Frenchsicle,” a ketchup-flavoured popsicle, that foodies will either love or hate.

Available at pop-up locations in Canada until tomorrow, French’s collaborated with Happy Pops, a local Canadian business specialising in all-natural ice pops.

A release, says the tomato-based dessert is from 100% Canadian tomatoes and “combines some of the best traditions the season has to offer: ketchup and popsicles.”

“I love ketchup as much as the next person. But this is horrifying,” one Twitter user wrote in response to the news.

“Canada, please tell me this is a joke,” another wrote. “You all don’t actually eat ketchup popsicles when literally every other dessert exists.”

“Do you know the difference between knowledge and wisdom? Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to make ketchup popsicles out of them,” another said.

“Do you have a mayo one?” a user responded to the news, with another saying they’d opt for a “half mayo half ketchup swirl.”

French’s is also donating two meals to Food Banks Canada to address food insecurity in Canada for every Frenchsicle given away.

The popsicles are only available in Toronto and Ontario but there is a recipe available online for those who are interested in giving the treat a try.


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