My pal, Erin, works at the USO in Kandahar, Afghanistan. She just sent the following message on Facebook so I thought I’d share it. (Having been there in 2010, I can attest to how hot it gets there. Legs stuck together, fry an egg on the road hot-hot-HOT)
“So you want to send something fun and different to the guys out here fighting for America?!?! We need Otter pops! You know those awesome freezy pops you loved as a kid. We just got a freezer and we know that in about two weeks it is going to be hot as Hades here and they will be a perfect treat. Just mail them to the address below:
Cool Treats for Troops
APO AE 09355”
Even better is that if you order from Amazon.com, it definitely ships to Kandahar. (I know. I did it and products arrive within a couple of weeks. How awesome is that?)
Of course, for anyone from our NATO partners’ home countries, those guys and gals would definitely appreciate Otter Pops too, but I would have to do a little digging around to find out how to get mail to them. I had British, Dutch, Danish, Canadian, Romanian, French and Bulgarian neighbors when I was there in 2010.
Hmm, I wonder if Google would know? In the meantime, I did find a great post on freezer pops among other nostalgic foods. Check out The Surfing Pizza post here!