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Was There A Boots Popsicle Ice Cream? Or Is It A Mandela Effect?

Popsicle is one of the most famous brands of ice cream worldwide. It gained popularity primarily through shaping their pops as favorite characters, mainly from cartoons that children love. And one prominent character in the children’s world is the Boots monkey from Dora, the explorer.

There is an ongoing dilemma regarding the existence of a popsicle shaped like Boots, and we are about to clarify it in this article.

So, does the boots popsicle ice cream actually exist? Was there a boots popsicle ever made? If made, was it discontinued now Or is it just a Mandela effect among people? Well, let’s find out today..

Who is Boots?

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Boots is a cute and funny monkey from “Dora, the explorer” series. Dora is a seven-year-old girl that goes through different adventures from one episode to another, and she has her best friend, Boots, with her.

Boots is four to five years old and very easily impressed emotionally, especially when things don’t go as expected. The cute monkey holds Dora’s hand and enjoys their exploring ventures with her. But overall, Boots is a very cheerful monkey that gets back up fast and does its little flips and turns to amuse Dora. 

Was there a Boots popsicle ever made?

To set things straight from the get-go, we will tell you that Popsicle never created Boots pops. And if you could swear you had one as a child, keep reading, and you will understand where this false memory is coming from! 

As already said, Popsicle never created a Boots pop, but they did make a Dora pop. By checking the current selection of pops on the brand’s website, you will see that there is no such popsicle with Boots’ face on it; there never was one in the past. 

But even if no one can find proof of the existence of a Boots popsicle, the confusion on this topic is still present in many debates today. 

Is Boots popsicle ice cream just a false memory and a Mandela effect?

Many people claim they had a Boots popsicle and even remember it vividly. As curious as this seems, knowing that such a popsicle never existed, a few reasons could explain this controversy. 

The brand has a Bugs Bunny popsicle similar to the Boots one. Bugs Bunny and Boots have grey fur, a white face, and big, expressive eyes. If it weren’t for the ears that Bugs Bunny has, it would be even more complicated to tell the difference. 

Another aspect that fueled this dilemma was that Popsicle created a Dora pop. You could see the Bugs Bunny character on many ice cream trucks right next to Dora. This detail contributed to the false collective memory regarding the existence of a Boots popsicle. 

The last reason that helped create the false impression that a Boots popsicle existed is the popularity of many artistic images that illustrated just that. Many independent artists created Popsicle posters advertising for a Boots pop that never existed on the company’s website. We will never know whether they did that out of a desire to express their creative skills or to feed the Mandela effect. But we know that no one could ever purchase such a popsicle. 

Were there other brands that produced a popsicle with the Boots character?

Now that we clarified that the Popsicle brand never created a Boots popsicle, you might wonder whether or not other ice cream brands did that. The truth is that no other ice cream company has made such a product. 

However, some people made their own Boots popsicles at home, and some turned out pretty good. But on the market, you will need help finding a popsicle with the character Boots made by any of the current ice cream brands. 

So Why is there a lot of chatter about people seeing Boots popsicles?

The discussions regarding this topic on all social media platforms are endless, and opinions are always split. There are also several TikTok videos on the existence or non-existence of a Boots popsicle. 

Was There A Boots Popsicle Ice Cream? Or Is It A Mandela Effect?

However, as mentioned before, the essence of these discussions is the Mandela effect created around this topic.

People remember Dora as one of their favorite characters in their childhood, and they are sure that they had a Boots popsicle because they know Dora popsicles existed. Dora was never going anywhere without Boots, so in the viewers’ minds, the two characters couldn’t be one without one another. Because of that, many people find it hard to believe that Boots never got its popsicle product. 

Adding to those fading childhood memories come the images created by independent artists, with false posters advertising a Boots popsicle. These posters also generate an image that stays in the viewer’s mind. 

The result is that when many people are asked whether or not they had a Boots popsicle, they say yes and find it difficult to believe that they are accessing a false memory rather than an actual one. 

Final thoughts

Now that you know that the Boots popsicle was never an actual product and is still not one today, you can still find unforgettable characters in popsicles if you check out the brand’s current selection.

And if you are wondering why there is no Boots popsicle, the answer could be as simple as a marketing reason. People start talking about such a product and try to prove their point. In doing so, they will get on the Popsicle website to find the potential Boots pop and look for it in stores too. This would bring the company free publicity and result in more potential customers. 

Irina Maria Tracy is a published author, writer, and journalist who lives in Bucharest, Romania. She completed her journalism and mass communication degree from the University of Bucharest and went on to publish some top books in the fiction genre. Some of her top books include 'Haunted Aliens' 'Vampires Rapture' 'Adverbs of Love' etc. Irina also worked as an investigative journalist for a year and even collaborated with a TV channel for a political talk show (Bah TV). She loves writing and has contributed to many top magazines and newspapers such as the 'Story Magazine' 'Curentul Newspaper' and many others.