Pizza Pop Creator Died
The man credited with inventing the Pizza Pop has died.
The family of Paul Faraci says he died February 6th in Vernon at the age of 89. In the 1960's, Faraci owned a Winnipeg restaurant and came up with a twist on the traditional calzone making it smaller and easier to handle.
His nephew, Phil Faraci, says his uncle started selling the treat wholesale and then sold his interest in the business to two partners, who in turn sold it to Pillsbury. Pizza Pops are still made in Winnipeg by General Mills and are among many varieties of the calzone, such as Pizza Pockets and Hot Pockets. Phil Faraci says his uncle was a true entrepreneur who was proud of his legacy. He says the original recipe may soon be revived by a food truck a family member owns.