Personally I can recall many wonderful memories of eating Lollipops. As well also as other sweets when I was a kid.
Specifically I clearly remember my mother treating me to a small heart shaped lollipop every Saturday. But only if I had been a good boy, whilst she took me on the weekly run for grocery shopping.
I can still smell and taste the massive round treat she gave me when I came top of my class for a history test one time too. It was as big as my face and took me almost 2 weeks to eat!
Despite being as popular now as they were when I was growing up there is still a fair bit of mystery surrounding the origins of Lollipops. Whilst the idea of an edible candy confection on a stick is very simple, it is highly probable that they have been invented and reinvented numerous times. Often congruently, by different people around the world.
The first confection to vaguely resemble what we come to refer to today as Lollipops are thought by some to date back to the Middle Ages. The ruling elite would often eat a form of boiled sugar, that had been placed on sticks or handles.
However there is also a school of thought that speculates the word might be of Romany origin. In reference to the Roma tradition of selling toffee apples on a stick. The word red apple in the Romany language is ‘loli phaba’.
According to the book ‘Food For Thought: Extraordinary Little Chronicles of the World’, the modern Lollipops as we know them today was were invented by one George Smith of New Haven, Connecticut.
He settled upon the idea of making large boiled sweets. Which he then mounted on sticks in 1908. He named them after his favourite racehorse of the time, Lolly Pop.
They have been around for more than a hundred years. But our love for this wonderful confection is not showing any signs of slowing down.
Synonymous with fun fairs, school fetes and children’s parties. I have noticed an increasing trend recently for their use in wedding lolly buffets.
As well as a promotional marketing tool for businesses too.
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They come in variety of wonderful patterns, colours, sizes, weights and also shapes. In addition many of them are also gluten free too.
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