In 1908, candy maker George Smith created the first modern lollipop. According to his memoirs, he named the treat after his favorite racehorse: Lolly Pop.
National Lollipop Day is celebrated each year on July 20, and is the perfect day to celebrate hard candy, sweet treats, and being a kid.
Well, Hattingdon does not have a lollipop hat per se. BUT she does have a very pretty classic hat where a lollipop is featured. We named the design Melanie but no one around here calls it that — they call it the Lollipop hat. So we are sticking with it.
Isn’t she sweet?
History of the Lollipop
Jon Price, writing for CandyFavourites.com, states, “The first incarnation of the lollipop was probably created by cave people thousands of years ago who collected honey from beehives with a stick. Not wanting to waste the sweet nectar, they most likely licked the stick, thus inventing the world’s first lollipop. Good for them (good for us). “
“Archaeologists believe that ancient Chinese, Arabs, and Egyptians all produced fruit and nut confections that they ‘candied’ in honey, which serves as a preservative, and inserted sticks into to make easier to eat.”
What kind of lollipop are you celebrating with today?
Bye for now!