Lollipop lollipop, ohhh la lollipop
Lollipops for sale in London. This is the song I was thinking of when I saw them
Lollipops, or suckers as some call them, are essentially hard candies with a short stick of some sort. The tightly wrapped white paper stick serves as a handle, and the hard candy lollipop is either sucked or bitten apart until consumed.
Lollipops take an astonishing array of forms. There are the very small and popular "Dum Dum" lollipops with fruit and other flavors; the Tootsie Pop—slightly larger and filled with a chocolate chewy center; the Blow Pop with its gum center; and very large suckers that take all day to eat—such as those often found at circuses and carnivals.
No matter what size, the lollipop is made primarily of sugar, water, corn syrup, and flavorings.