Original Pizza Pop recipe preserved by great-nephew

WINNIPEG — A descendant of the man credited with inventing Pizza Pops has brought back the original recipe and is selling the handcrafted tasty treat from a food truck in the city where the snack began.

Paul Faraci invented what would become a staple snack in dorm rooms across the country in Winnipeg in the 1960s.

He ended up splitting with his Pizza Pop business partners and the company was later sold to Pillsbury.

Faraci died earlier this year and his great-nephew, Anthony Faraci, got calls from across the country asking for shipments of the Italian cheese-filled turnovers.

So, he says, it only made sense to start offering them again in the city where they were created.

People looking for the original taste can find it in Pops — Paul’s Original Pizza Snack — which are being baked and sold out of Anthony Faraci’s food truck.

He says it would have meant a lot to his great-uncle to see the resurgence of the recipe.

The Canadian Press

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