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ok so i was interested to read this on chupa chup's website http://www.chupachups.com/website/prodChupa_historyOfLollipop.asp


A lollipop is a "hard sweet on a stick. [origin uncertain]", the Pocket Oxford Dictionary of Current English (© Oxford University Press 1996)


According to the National Confectionary Association, the first candy on a stick was probably created by cavemen who maintained beehives and collected honey by stick. Not wanting to waste the sweet residue, they, most likely, licked the utensil and thus the first unintentional lollipop, or, candy on a stick, was born.


Ancient Arabs, Chinese and Egyptians produced fruit and nut confections which were "candied" in honey which served as a preservative, and due to the nature of the sticky substance, sticks were inserted into these treats to make them easier to eat.




In the 17th Century, in England, it was considered a delicacy to enjoy boiled sugar candy treats, and in order to make them easier to eat, a stick was inserted. Some linguists have surmised that the term "lollipop" may have been derived from street vendors in London during the age of Charles Dickens.



Lollipops as we know them today began to appear in the United States right before the Civil War. In the 1880's, Bradley Smith Company produced candies on a stick and in 1931 patented the name Lolly Pop. However, during the Depression, the company stopped making candy for several years and thus the trademark could not be enforced. Since then, lollipop has been the generic term for the treasured treat, regardless of size, shape or flavour. The 20th century, the era of automation, was where the true history of the birth of the lollipop began.





As you can see, there are several discrepancies as to who was the true creator of lollipops. As early as 1905, the McAviney Candy Company created boiled hard candies which were stirred by stick, and even tough hard evidence does not exist as to when the first candy stick was sold, if true, this would make the McAviney Candy Company the first to offer mass produced lollipops.



In 1908 in Racine, Wisconsin, the first automated lollipop production was invented by the Racine Confectionary Machine Company. This Company held the title of the creator of the mass produced lollipop until approximately 1912 when Samuel Born, a Russian immigrant and entrepreneur, invented a machine whose sole purpose was to automatically insert sticks into candy. The City of San Francisco considered this candy innovation so amazing that they awarded him the keys to the city in 1916!



In 1958 Enric Bernat founded the company that gave birth to the first factory that produced lollipops.



Unfortunately, no one knows exactly when the lollipop was created, but we do know that it is one of the most popular candies in existence.



and i thought i'd post these too













and this website sells lollipop tshirts up to childrens age 10-11 ( i myself despite being 23 can fit a 7-8 year olds top & I'm a ladies size 8)




and here's some lollipop items you can buy on line :D



















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interesting... thank you for posting!


i was watching a show on tv over the holidays that explained the origins of the candy cane.... i :wub2: trivial info like that!


cool stuff:thumb_yello: i bet it was interesting:punk:

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cool stuff:thumb_yello: i bet it was interesting:punk:


it was... candy canes were 1st made in germany and were used to keep children quiet during the midnight mass. then someone thought of shaping the end to look like a shepherd's cane

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it was... candy canes were 1st made in germany and were used to keep children quiet during the midnight mass. then someone thought of shaping the end to look like a shepherd's cane


ohh I didn't know that sounds fascinating:punk:

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