This is the earliest memory I have to an ice cream bar. Not only was I a humongous fan of the Pink Panther shorts I was just a fan of the character. I remember the insulation was something I wanted to play with growing up because I was a stupid kid and didn't know what insulation was and how harmful that stuff is. All I knew was that it had the Pink Panther on the label and he could do me no harm. This I remember was also my mom's favorite ice cream so chances are this is how I was introduced to it.
If I had to have a number 1 then it would be the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ice cream bar for one reason and one reason alone...
This ice cream is long gone. No repack or anything like that and it's a shame. Much like the Hi-C Ecto-Cooler, another childhood delight, the Slimer ice cream bar is one thing I'd like to see make a comeback. I'll talk about the other Ghostbuster ice cream later in this post but let's focus on Slimer. I don't remember he taste but I'm sure it tasted like the turtle bar but I do remember it being one the coolest looking bars among others. While Michelangelo is my favorite bar of all time I have to pay respect to the design put into the Slimer ice cream bar. Miss ya' buddy.
I know it's not a bar but this was a heat stopper. I love sharks and I love lemon flavored candy and lemonade. So when I saw this popsicle for the first time I had to have one. The popsicle looked like crap because I'm sure they were all smashed among other delicious treats in the ice cream cooler of the ice cream truck but the pop tasted amazing! Ice cold lemon flavored popsicle! Damn that was good! I always wanted to get one that looked like the picture. I mean look at it! It's got the fin and gills and the teeth. Why?! Why!? Why couldn't I get a pop that looked like the picture?! It was a just a doo doo looking mess but damn if that kick the heat in the ass during the Summer.
This bar was pretty cool when it came out. I remember seeing this bar more than the Mario Bros. bar, which pissed me off but when this was so this was my only choice for a video game ice cream bar, I'd take it. I loved the Mario bar more. I'll admit though that the design for the label was pretty cool. Much better than this one below.
The Ghostbusters symbol is awesome and when they made an ice cream bar out of it it was even cooler. Until you opened it and saw a smushy mess on a stick but damn it was delicious! I can't recall if it had gumball eyes but who cares as long as it tasted good, that's all that maters to me. The Slimer one may have been cooler but the symbol one tasted better.
I would get the Bugs Bunny bar if they had no Pink Panther bar. It's not that I don't like Bugs Bunny bar rather I like the Pink Panther bar better. I always wondered why they never made a Daffy Duck bar. Oh man, that would be better to bite into than a Bugs Bunny bar. This bar was delicious but usually not one of my main choices to partake of.
Now I know I said thee Michelangelo bar is my number 1 but then this debuted into my childhood and into my heart and it was a tough decision to make. I wanted this to be my number 1 but the turtles were my first childhood love. This bar comes in second and stays there permanently but damnit! I love the Mario design so much. His hat, the mustache, the huge gumball nose. All of it screams Mario in ice cream form! I'm happy I have two hands because in one, I'd have my Michelangelo bar and in the other, I'd have my Mario bar. I want them both to be number 1 but Mikey takes the ice cream in this battle. I will admit though that I love the label better than the turtle one.