Lollipop, sucker, lolly, stick-pop or whatever you may call it lollipops are a childhood staple and today we celebrate National Lollipop Day. There is no pinpoint date that lollipops were invented, but edible candy on a stick has probably been reborn several times.
The lollipop's birth could possibly date to 1916 when Samuel Born invented the Born Sucker Machine, which mechanically inserted the stick into the lollipop candy piece. This Russian candy-maker won the key to San Francisco for his invention and later went on to open none other than Just Born candy company, who manufacture Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Peanut Chews.
The name “lollipop” for the confectionary treat on a stick is credited to George Smith, who claims to have first coined the phrase “lollipop” in 1931 naming it after his favorite horse.
Although the lollipop has an indistinct history the candy is timeless. It has inspired other treats on a stick such as cake and pie pops. At TDM, we gathered up a few crazy lollipops, even adults can enjoy.
The flavored pops include chicken suckers and sour flush toliet lollipops from the Neatoshop, cola-flavor mustache lollipops from Amazon, and lollipops with real insects inside from Candy Favorites. We also found these unique flavors at Lollyphile:
White Russian Lollipop
Maple Bacon Lollipop