I own about 13 or so different popsicle mold sets, so it’s not like I need any more. Still, I’d be flat out lying if I said I wasn’t simply obsessed with these cool new awesome-looking molds from Zoku.
- I don’t want another counter-top appliance.
- It seems like a lot of plastic.
- I usually make loads of ice pops at a time. With the quick pop maker you can only make 3 pops at once.
- I like old school molds.
- It looks like a hassle.
- I’ve read some negative reviews (some good too, but I’m not up for testing it out).
As for their new “slow” ice pop molds – it’s a whole other story. I will definitely be getting at least one of these sets because they look great. All the sets are different, but what they have in common is that they’re all reusable, BPA and phthalate free, and single serve, though they don’t look it.
The Zoku Slow Pops: Classic Pop Molds (shown above) are the ones I’d try first probably. I like the sleek design and am enthralled with the attached, yet single serve capabilities of this set. I always suggest you go with single serve molds, NOT attached molds that require you to hold an entire mold set under warm running water. However, single serve mold sets can take up more room in your freezer.
Zoku has combined both aspects perfectly it would seem. The set is attached, but each mold has its own removable interior shell making it single serve by nature.
Zoku Slow Pops: Round Pop Molds shown above.
I have some round popsicle molds and when I use them, people complain. Circle pops are hard to eat – especially for little kids. Thus, this round set would be my last choice of the new Zoku molds. It still looks cool though, with that same interior shell that the classic set has.
I really, really want these Zoku Slow Pops: Mini Pop Molds. One, how adorable are these!? Two, as I’ve noted, Cedar is picky and not huge on sweets so smaller molds really help me out when I make sweet ice pops. Three, the design is so clever you almost have to try it right?
The mini molds have a unique interior silicone mold part that automatically inverts to easily release your pops. The set also doubles as a candy mold.
Not having reviewed these popsicle molds yet, I’m not going to comment much on perceived negatives, but right off the bat I did notice a couple of things that would make me pause if I was seriously shopping for a starter popsicle mold set.
- The base of the mini mold set looks a little odd; as in, hard to fit in your freezer.
- The handles look like they might have the worst drip catchers ever. Are they totally flat??!
- Look at the purple circle mold set above – see how the silicone cover looks like it’s easily peeling off… In my experience, silicone mold covers like this DO NOT easily peel off. Maybe these ones do and maybe not, but I wouldn’t buy these expecting them to simply pull right off.
That’s all I noticed though. Overall, I’m super excited to try these molds out. Once I snag some sets I’ll review them here. Until then, check out the following ice pop posts:
- Green product review: Tolovo Popsicle Molds
- Popular ice pop gear
- Best BPA-free popsicle molds for homemade ice pops
- Freezycup stainless steel individual ice pop mold – another set I really want to try out.
- 100 homemade organic popsicle recipes