Part of the pleasure of Otter*Pops is marvelling at the strange otter characters on the label.
There are six Otter Pop flavors:
- Alexander the Grape: Purple otter dressed in a toga and wreath of leaves on his head
- Strawberry Short Kook: Red otter dressed in polka-dotted skirt and matching bow on head, with classy white pumps
- Sir Issac Lime: Green otter, naked, with square glasses and bristling white mustache, holding a telescope
- Louie-Bloo Raspberry: Blue otter with a black mustache, in white beret and blue and white striped shirt, sniffing a daisy
- Poncho Punch: Dark red otter wearing a mariachi hat, poncho and shorts, strumming a guitar and dancing on a bongo drum
- Little Orphan Orange: Orange otter, very short, with white bow and checkered skirt, looking sad, standing next to an expressionless white dog
At some point in the 1970's, the "lost otter pop", the yellow Rip van Lemon, was replaced by Poncho Punch. In 1996, the Otter Pop brand was sold by National Pax to Jel-Sert, the makers of Flavor Ice, who changed the flavors and packaging. Outraged customers protested, and Jel-Sert changed them back. Now you can buy Otter Pop stuff from Jel-Sert; most disturbingly, a set of magic markers that smell exactly like the six flavors.