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I came up with this idea on Easter. To keep our children's chocolate from melting on our long drive home, I put frozen Popsicles on the bottom of a Styrofoam cooler. The Popsicles are individually wrapped in plastic, and can be re-frozen. They kept our candy from melting, and didn't make a mess all over the cooler.
By Cheryl from Arlington, GA
Why not just put re-usable freezer packs into the bottom of the cooler? That's much thriftier! Or even a bag of ice is only $1, and not $3- $4 like many kinds of popsicles cost.
When I take along something I want to stay cold, I used the little prefilled fruit shaped "ice cubes" from the Dollar Store. I bought them for $1.00 They freeze good but won't get things wet and you can use over and over.