Today marks the National Lollipop Day. The sticky sugary treat has been there for more than a century now and it has been upgraded over the years. Lollipops come in various shapes, sizes and flavors. It is one of the favorite desserts especially among the kids even today.
They are often made part of celebrations of festivals and events.
As today marks the National Lollipop Day, here’s looking through some of the lesser-known fun facts about them
- Lollipops were invented by Chinese, Arabs, and Egyptians in Asia.
- When nuts and fruits were dipped in honey and eaten on a stick that was the time when lollipops were invented.
- Lollipops were created so that people could enjoy candies without getting their hands sticky.
- The traditional lollipop eaten today were created in the 17th century
- In 1908, the first machine lollipop was created.
- The world’s largest lollipop was 5 feet tall and weighed more than 3000 kgs.
- Over 16 million lollipops were produced by Tootsie Rolls in a day
- To make homemade lollipop, Canadians pour maple syrup in snow and then wrap it around a stick.
- Children who refuse to take medicines are given flavored lollipops with medicines in them.
- For adults, lollipops also come in tequila flavor.
- Some of the lollipops have bubblegum in the middle while some of them have insects embedded in them.