Blow Pops History
Blow Pops are a popular candy that combines the elements of a lollipop and bubble gum. Here's an overview of their history:
Blow Pops were first introduced in the 1970s by the Charms Candy Company, a confectionery manufacturer based in Bloomington, Illinois. The candy was created as a way to combine the long-lasting enjoyment of a lollipop with the added fun of bubble gum in the center.
Blow Pops feature a hard candy shell in various fruit flavors, such as cherry, grape, watermelon, and sour apple. The center of the candy contains a soft bubble gum filling. This unique combination allows consumers to enjoy the lollipop shell and then continue with a bubble gum treat once they reach the center.
The Charms Candy Company marketed Blow Pops as a two-in-one candy experience, appealing to both lollipop lovers and bubble gum enthusiasts. The candy quickly gained popularity for its flavorful variety and interactive nature.
Over the years, Blow Pops have become a staple in the confectionery market. They have expanded their flavor offerings to include even more fruity and novelty options, such as blue raspberry, cotton candy, and root beer.
In the 1980s, the Tootsie Roll Industries, a well-known candy manufacturer, acquired the Charms Candy Company, including the Blow Pops brand. Tootsie Roll Industries continued producing and marketing Blow Pops, ensuring their widespread availability and popularity.
Today, Blow Pops can be found in various retail outlets, including convenience stores, supermarkets, and candy shops. They remain a beloved candy among people of all ages, offering a combination of long-lasting fruity flavor and the enjoyment of bubble gum.
The success of Blow Pops lies in their ability to provide a two-in-one candy experience, making them a favorite choice for those who enjoy both lollipops and bubble gum.
Blow Pops Memories
I remember back when I was in 5th Grade. My friends and I used to sit around and eat Blow Pops. We argued over which one we wanted. I remember walking into class one day with a bag full of them.
The teacher looked at me and thought I was crazy for bringing them into the class cause the school rules were NO GUM OR CANDY ALLOWED IN CLASS.
Well the teacher took them from me and told me to go to the office. I walked in the Principal's office and there he was just a eating them. I said what are you doing? He said "Thank you for the Blow Pop" I said "I never said you could have one" he said "Do you want them back" I said "yes" so he took about 10 from the bag and gave me the bag back and said look these things are good. Just don't get into trouble with them.
So for once I saw the Principal go against his own word about candy in school. That shows blow pops are the best. The best part of them though is just sitting there waiting to get to the gum. I would actually count how many licks it took to get to the center. Well still as of today I don't know the answer to that question. BLOW POPS RULE!! ~ Antwan from Nevada