February 27, 2018 2:13 pm
Updated: February 27, 2018 2:25 pm

Winnipeg man who created Pizza Pops dies

Two Pizza Pops undergo a quality control process in Winnipeg.

Global News

The Winnipeg man who invented the original Pizza Pop has died.

According to his obituary, Paul Faraci died on Feb. 6 at the age of 89. He passed away in British Columbia.

It said he had owned several restaurants and developed the Pizza Pop recipe.

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“He came up with an item that people loved and became a standard in which many people would try to copy, The Pizza Pop!” the obituary read.

“Although he sold the Pizza Pops’ business, he handed down the original recipe with hopes that one day the original Pizza Pops would be produced by his family again.”

Pillsbury Canada bought that business in 1987 then in 2001 General Mills bought Pillsbury.

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“Pizza Pops were originally invented in the mid sixties by a local man who started selling them in his restaurant but also was selling them at Grand Beach and they became very popular,” Greg Guinan, the plant manager for General Mills in Winnipeg, said in an interview with Global News back in 2016.

The only place Pizza Pops are manufactured are at a plant in Winnipeg’s Fort Garry neighbourhood and can only be bought in Canada.

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