But nowadays, more modern and novelty lollipops are on the market. There are a few with hard candy on rings and as pendants on necklaces; others have a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. There are also lollipops that contain a chocolate or bubble gum surprise at the center while some can even glow. Some people today say that at least some kind of the conventional lollipop existed since the 1800s and in the time frame, there were a lot of stories created about the invention of the lollipop. Charles Dickens, along with other authors in his time, describes a certain sweet lozenge in their stories, though it has no stick. It’s also believed that little pieces of hard candy were put on the ends of children’s pencils for them to enjoy during the time of the Civil War.
A man named George Smith claimed that he invented the first modern lollipop in 1908. He said that his motive for the notion of putting a stick on hard candy was to make the candy easier to handle and eat. His Lollipops sold well until the Great Depression. During this time however, he ceased production and dropped the trademark for the title’lollipop’.
Also in 1908, a manufacturing company called Racine Confectioners Machinery Company was called by an East Coast candy manufacturer to make a particular machine that would have the ability to create hard candy while inserting a pole in it. This was when the Racine, Wis., manufacturing company maintained they created the first lollipop making machine. The machine they created automated and sped up the lollipop making process and has been able to create at least forty lollipops in a single minute.
However, in 1916, another guy named Samuel Born claimed of having invented the first lollipop making machine. Samuel Born managed to automate the lollipop making process by creating the”Born Sucker Machine”. This machine could automatically insert a rod into hard candy. Because of the pole feature, the confection jumped in popularity and sales resulting in the fast growing and independent manufacture of lollipops in California. As a reward for his invention, Samuel Born was given the keys to the city of San Francisco.
The process of making a lollipop is simple and very similar to the way most candy products are created but with an additional step. The first step is when the candy makers place ingredients like sugar and corn syrup into boilers where they are blended and melted together. When cooked, the desired colors and flavors are added to the hot mixture. The heated and soft candy is then poured out on surfaces where batch rollers press the soft candy into the desired shapes. Modern lollipops frequently have different shapes and sizes and the batch rollers are altered to form the desired lollipop head. When the sticks are in place, the soft candy is chilled to harden and secure the sticks. These are then individually wrapped, packed and ready for shipping to candy stores across the nation.