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National Lollipop Day

  • Thu Jul 20 2017 - 12:01 am •

Are you a sucker for a sweet deal?

July 20th, National Lollipop Day, is an annual observation of this popular and flavorful treat. Lollipops come in many colors, flavors and shapes, as well as our wine, Lollipop.

To celebrate the occasion, grab a bottle of Lollipop from our tasting room, Calypso, Hy-Vee and more to get in on the fun!

HISTORY
The history of the first lollipops in America is unclear. Some speculate that they were invented during the American Civil War (1861-1865) while others believe lollipops have been around since the early 1800′s. Most often, it is George Smith who gets the credit for inventing the modern style lollipop in 1908 and he trademarked the lollipop name in 1931. His idea of putting candy on a stick was to make it easier to eat. The name came from a popular racing horse at the time, Lolly Pops.

National Lollipop Day is sponsored by the National Confectioners Association.