If you're looking for a gift for your friends and loved ones who love fancy lollipops and gourmet hard candy, then we've got the perfect treat for you!
You can give them a bag of lollipops to show them how much you appreciate them. And of course, you can share with them some interesting facts about lollipops. Here are a few:
1. Lollipops were first made in New Haven, Connecticut in 1908 by George Smith. They were named after a racehorse of the time, Lolly Pop. (via FoodReference)
2. The world’s largest lollipop was as tall as a giraffe. That is right. In 2002, lollipop lovers woke up to the fascination of a 15 feet behemoth of a lollipop that was made to showcase just how popular and iconic the confectionery is. The making of this candy took weeks and when pictures emerged on the internet, everybody picked up the vibe. Interestingly, this candy was, even more, intimidating in weight. According to reports, it weighed more than 20 grown tigers and needed electricity to port around. Hard to see how that could be done, but it actually did happen. (via CentralSweets28)
3. Lollipops have been around for at least a hundred years. Historians speculate that these candies have been making waves for as long as everyone has been around. These assertions are backed by documents that show that this type of candy was first made in the city of Connecticut. The man responsible for the invention called the candy lollipop, after the name of his favorite horse, who went by the moniker Lolly Pop. Production huffed and strained for the next decade, but the very first commercial lollipops were eventually rolled out in the early 1920s. (via CentralSweets28)
4. The first lollipop machine was really slow. Rumor has it that when the production of lollipops started out, there was a real scarcity of effective technologies. Eventually, scientists and engineers found that they could rig together a device that would produce the grand sum of 40 pieces in a run. Back then, this was a major scientific coup, but not today. In the modern scenario, there are machines that churn out lollipops by the thousands in a second. These devices use the most sophisticated technologies there are. Engineers use computer models to determine the size of each piece and they seek to fit as many designs as possible in the same production line. (via CentralSweets28)
It will definitely be fun sharing some fun facts with a loved one, and of course, sharing some Sparko Sweets Lollipops. We have them in different designs and flavors you can choose from, and if you want to be a little artsier, we can customize for you!