July 20th, National Lollipop Day, is an annual observation of this popular and flavorful treat. They were found in confectionaries and medicine shops as early as the 1860s in the United States. George Smith trademarked the name lollipop in 1931 claiming that the name came from his favorite racing horse, Lolly Pops.
With so many different varieties and sizes of lollipops, there is literally a treat to please absolutely everyone!
They range from the small size, which can be purchased by the bag full and are also given away at banks, barber shops and parades, to the very large ones that are made out of candy canes twisted into circles.
Lollipops in Pop Culture
1934 – In the movie Bright Eyes, Shirley Temple sang the song “On the Good Ship Lollipop”.
1939 – The Wizard of Oz brought us a world of characters, including the Lollipop Guild. Armed with a giant spiral sucker, The Lollipop Guild welcomed Dorothy to the Land of Oz.
1969 – How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. The Tootsie Pop (the trademark name for Tootsie Roll’s lollipop) commercial debuted on U.S. television. The 60-second commercial included a boy, cow, fox, turtle, owl and the narrator.
1973-1978 -The lollipop-loving detective, Kojak, from the TV series of the same name, softened the tough guy while at the same time, toughened up the lollipop.
National Lollipop Day is sponsored by the National Confectioners Association.
Alina Morse’s Zollipops July 20 Special Online Offer
Have you heard of Zollipops? Alina Morse is the 12-year-old female inventor of Zollipops®, the good-for-your-teeth lollipop. She is joining the celebration on July 20 of National Lollipop Day by offering 15% off various Zolli Candy purchases. Healthy sweet seekers can save on Amazon with offer code 15ZOLLIDAY.
“An entire day to celebrate Lollipops; what could be better,” said Morse, who earlier this Summer became the youngest person to sell a product in KROGER, America’s #1 grocery chain. “Save and share a smile on this special day with Zollipops!”
National Lollipop Day, an annual observation of the popular and flavorful Lollipop treat, is extra special for Alina Morse as it gives her an opportunity spread the word about a healthy alternative to fulfil consumers’ sweet tooth. With every sale, Zollipops donates 10 percent of profits to fund an increase in oral health education in schools and help fight America’s most chronic childhood disease – tooth decay. Morse’s company also has a “250,000 Smiles” campaign, giving away her all-natural suckers to schools and dentists who promote oral health education.
Morse’s Zollipops are a natural, gluten-free and sugar-free lollipop, containing xylitol, stevia and erythritol (healthy sugar alternatives). By helping raise the pH (a scale used to measure acidic or base qualities) in the mouth, Zollipops neutralize acid and help reduce the risk of tooth decay, dental caries and future development of cavities. She also has two other product lines: Zolli Drops and Zaffi Taffy, which include the same benefits as Zollipops, but in a different candy form.
As part of National Lollipop Day, Zollipops is offering 15% off orders of Zollipops 150-count assorted natural fruit candy jars and 75-count bags.
Make Your Own Lollipops
What better way to celebrate National Lollipop Day than by making your own? We found a super simple recipe from Elizabeth Labau over at The Spruce with a great selection of variations for different holidays of the year!
Share your lollipop love today and snap a selfie and share it on social media!