National Lollipop Day 2016

When National Lollipop Day is celebrated

The National Lollipop Day is celebrated on July 20th every year.

How can National Lollipop Day be celebrated?

  • So National Lollipop Day is to go out, have fun and enjoy the especially made lollipops on the day.
  • The manufacturers start preparing for Lollipop Day in advance.
  • Different colors, shapes and flavors of the lollipops are manufactured to celebrate the Lollipop Day.
  • Variety of attractive gift packs of lollipops is available.
  • Lollipop Day is extremely enjoyable for the kids.
  • They are not restricted to have dozens of palate tickling lollipops on the day.

History of Lollipop day

  • There are many stories about the invention of lollipop.
  • George Smith declared to be the first to originate the modern lollipop in 1908.
  • George Smith thought of putting hard candies on a stick to make them easier to eat. George Smith named the discovered delight after his favorite racing horse, Lolly Pop. The name and later became the trademark.
  • Racine Confectioners Machinery Co. created a machine to automate the lollipop making process.
  • The machine could make 40 lollipops per minute.
  • So, the manufacturing company claims credit for inventing the first lollipop machine.
  • However some also say that Samuel Born, was the first to automate the lollipop-making process.
  • Lollipop manufacturing developed in California and Samuel Born invented the “Born Sucker machine” in 1916.
  • This machine had the ability to automatically insert the stick to the candy, which augmented the popularity of the confection.
  • Gradually lollipops developed into different looks, flavors and colors.

Myths and facts about lollipop

  • Previously, the lollipop was a traditional hard candy on a stick or a hard candy on a ring.
  • It contained bubble gum or chocolate in the center to enhance the taste.
  • Sometimes the lollipop used to spin or glow.
  • But the fact is whether traditional or novel, the lollipop is very favorite item for almost all candy lovers.

Process of making lollipop

  • The lollipop manufacturing process is not very typical.
  • Candy is made by mixing heated sugar and corn syrup.
  • After cooking colors and flavors are added.
  • The mixture then goes to a machine that forms the head of the lollipop and inserts the stick.
  • Machine can be preset to form a desired shape of the lollipop.
  • Then the lollipops are cooled.
  • Finally, it is packed in attractive wrappers and shipped.

Variety of Lollipops

  • Tootsie Pops are the largest Selling lollipops.
  • Tootsie Pops are homegrown and manufactured in Chicago.
  • The production of over 20million lollipops is done each day by the manufacturers.
  • It meets the demand of millions of people around the world thus listing
  • Tootsie Pop is world the largest lollipop producer.
  • Many scientists were involved in studing this pop at Purdue University, Yale, Cornell University, University of Michigan.
  • They were reasearching, to conclude how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
  • Tootsie Pops does not contain fats and has only 60 calories.

Some of the lollipops in the Tootsie family:

  • Tootsie Pops
  • Valentine's Pops
  • Halloween Pops
  • Santa Pops
  • Tootsie Pop Miniatures
  • Blow Pops
  • Carmel Apple Pops
  • Charms Flat Pops.
National Lollipop Day 2016