Lollipop Gift Box, w/10-plus lollipops plus Gift Card & Keepsake Card telling the lollipop story

$8.97

Enjoy the old time flavors of the lollipops you remember, such as Tootsie Roll Pops (how many licks does it take to eat a Tootsie Roll Pop), Dum-Dums (1924) and Sugar Daddies (1925) plus newer candies like the bubblegum infused “Blow Pop.”  That’s why we call this box “Pop-A-Lot“! Lollipop candy never tasted so good – ESPECIALLY with the thank you card AND Keepsake card that tells the lollipop story. Fun for kids! Delight for everyone.

Watch this Video from Candy Historian Susan Benjamin on Lollipops!

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The History of Lollipops

Who knew that the wonderful, fabulous, and fun lollipop of today started as a medicine made with boiled sugar! Boiled sugars like stain glass candies of the 1700s became lozenges in the 1800s. Some medicine-makers added fun flavors instead to create hard candies. Civil War era kids stuck a pencil in their hard candies to make the first lollipop.

Why The Name Lollipop?

Lollipop… why the name? The answer might surprise you… “Lolly” was a race horse in the early 1900s and “pop” was the sound when you eat a lollipop. In 1924, a salesman named his lollipop the “Dum-Dum” thinking kids would remember the name – and he was right!

You’ll Never Guess the Sugar Daddy’s Original Name…

The Sugar Daddy is a caramel-lovers dream, all caramel, nothing but caramel. Believe it or not, the caramel Sugar Daddy was first made in 1925, under the improbable name of the “Papa Sucker.” Fortunately, candy-maker James O. Welch Co. changed the name. Sugar Mamas and Sugar Babies followed, creating a whole caramel candy family.

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