8/4/09

Lollipop! Lollipop!

We all know and love the cuteness and sugary sweetness of lollipops! Known by a variety of names such as pop, lolly, sucker or sticky-pop, this delightful hard candy on a stick comes in a wide variety of shapes, colors and flavors. From brightly colored to psychedelic swirls, the appeal of lollipops is universal.

According to Lollies Galore, the first hard candy on a stick was made by American candy maker George Smith in 1908. He named this confectionery treat after his horse, Lolly Pop. The name was the exclusive property of Smith until her stopped making the candies during the depression. The name is now in the public domain.

Besides being a delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth, lollipops are a fun way to decorate for parties and events! With their fun shapes and bright colors, you can create candy bouquets, table centerpieces or give them as favors to your guests.

In 1958, the singing group, The Chordettes, had a hit with their cover of the song "Lollipop" written by Beverly Ross and Julius Dixson.

And did you know the lollipop even has it's own holiday! That's right, July 20th has been deemed as National Lollipop Day.

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1 comment:

Jasmine said...

I did not know there was a holiday for them! Nice little tidbit. :)

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