Today is National Lollipop Day! Lollipops come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and flavors. You can make traditional hard-candy lollipops with just four simple ingredients—sugar, water, corn syrup, and the flavoring of your choice.
Culinary historians believe that the lollipop (or at least some form of it) has been around since the prehistoric era. It is presumed that humans often enjoyed honey on a stick as a delicious treat. No one knows with certainty how the modern-day lollipop was invented, however, we do know how the lollipop got its name. George Smith, the owner of a small American candy store, came up with the sweet's name in the early 1900s. He coined the sweet confection a "lollipop" after his favorite racehorse—Lolly Pop.
To celebrate National Lollipop day, head to your local candy or convenience store and grab a lollipop to celebrate! Enjoy!