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Tell me about the history of the Lollipop.
(Thank you to the National Confectionary Association for the following information on the history and how lollipops are made.)

There are many stories about how the lollipop was invented. Some believe that a form of it has been around since the 1800s. Charles Dickens and other authors referred to a sweet lozenge without a stick in some stories. During the Civil War, it is believed that little pieces of hard candy were put on the ends of pencils for children to nibble. In 1908, George Smith claimed to be the first to invent the modern lollipop. Smith applied an idea of putting hard candies on a stick to make them easier to eat. He decided to name the treat after his favorite racing horse, Lolly Pop, and later trademarked the name. Lollipops were successful until the Depression. Smith stopped production on lollipops and the name fell into public domain.

A Racine, Wis., manufacturing company claims credit for inventing the first lollipop machine. Racine Confectioners Machinery Co. answered an East Coast candy makerís call to have a machine make hard candy on a stick in 1908. The company created a machine that automated the lollipop making process and could make 40 lollipops per minute.

However, others claim Samuel Born was the first to automate the lollipop-making process. Lollipop manufacturing grew independently in California and in 1916 Samuel Born invented the Born Sucker machine. This machine automatically inserted the stick, which added to the popularity of the confection. San Francisco awarded Born the keys to the city for his invention.

How are Lollipops Made?
The lollipop manufacturing process is a simple one. First, candy makers mix and heat sugar and corn syrup. Once cooked, colors and flavors are added. The mix then goes to a batch roller and press that forms the head of the lollipop and inserts the stick. Today lollipop heads come in many shapes and sizes. Next the lollipops are cooled and wrapped. Finally, the candy is bagged and shipped.

Are Lollipops fat free?
To all those out there who are concerned about fat and sodium have no fear, the fat free dessert is here. Lollipops are know for being fat free and many of the lollipop products we carry usually run less than 25 calories per lollipop.

What is this thing about the great 10 minute break?
Our Daily Suggested 10 Minute Break - In this ever changing, fast moving work and life environment we all are in, it's necessary to slow down on occasion and reflect on the parts of life that are flying by. We suggest taking a 10 minute lollipop break could cut down on stress, allow people to reflect on their day, week or lives and in general make the world a better place. Lollies Galore - The Lollipop Store offers to help you take a 10 minute deserved break.

Is there REALLY a National Lollipop Day?
Yep, we welcome everyone to celebrated National Lollipop Day on July 20th!

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