It’s National Lollipop Day, a day dedicated to everybody’s favourite childhood confectionery. It is yummy and easy to snack on. The sticky sugary treat has been around for more than a century and has gone through many upgrades. Even today, lollipops come in various shapes, sizes, and flavours. Each equally delicious. Lollipops have become some of the favourite desserts today, and events and festivals have lollipops designed to suit the celebrations. Fact Check: Viral Video Being Circulated as Foreigners Dancing on Lollypop Lagelu is Not From ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in London.
To celebrate National Lollipop Day, let’s go through some fun facts about lollipops. Teeth Staining: Avoid These 7 Foods That Discolour Your Pearly Whites.
- Lollipops were invented in Asia by Chinese, Arabs and Egyptians
- Lollipop was invented when nuts and fruits were dipped in honey and eaten on a stick
- Lollipops were created so people could enjoy candies without getting their hands sticky
- Traditional lollipops that we eat today was created in the 17th century
- The world’s largest lollipop was 5 feet tall and weighed more than 3000 kgs
- The first machine lollipop was created in 1908
- Dum Dum lollipops got its name because the creator thought it would be easier for kids to say the name
- Tootsie Rolls produces over 16 million lollipops a day!
- Canadians pour maple syrup in snow and then wrap it around a stick for homemade lollipop
- Flavoured lollipops with medicines in them are given to children who refuse to take medicines
- In the 1940s, children falling down because of lollipop in their mouths was very common
- Lollipops also come in tequila flavour for adults
- While some lollipops have bubblegum in the middle, there are some lollipops that come with insects embedded inside them
Who knew hard sugar or honey would make something so delish! If you’re someone who enjoys lollipops, we’ll leave you with this: you basically swallow your sweetened saliva when you lick lollipops.