Lolly Retro Sweets and the Worlds Behind

Anyone who has a passion for traditional sweets will not pass up their favorite lollipops for the world.
Strawberry Ripple Lollies, Fruity Pops, Dip Dabs, Traffic Light Lollies, Strawberry & Cream Lollies, Vimto Lollies, Double Dip – Original, Wally Lollies, Double Lollies, Love Hearts Dip – who can resist them? There’s definitely a whole phenomenon going on behind these retro treats and it’s something we’ve always known since we were little. Those trips to the candy store always make such lovely memories of our childhood. (And how we thought we owned the world with that bag of lollies we had in our hands!)

In reality, the world of retro sweets could gets things so much more animated for lollypops. For example, have you heard of a lollypop person? The concept hails from England where there used to to be a local community that signed up and trained lollypop people whose main responsibility was to see to it that the whole population received their lollypops. And if they didn’t, lollypop people were accountable. On the other hand, a lollypop person could also be someone who assists pedestrians while they cross the street. In our day and time, they’re simply called crossing guards. Cool!

In the world of medicine, lollies have also make their mark as anti-pain agents. Yup, an actual study shows that cancer patients are most likely to benefit from these old-fashioned sweets. Instead of taking narcotics, they’ll simply have to suck long and hard on raspberry lollies that are more powerful than morphine. The main ingredient is still a narcotic but will come as a sweet lozenge. Why lollipops? Because they last longer to consume which means that by the time the thing’s all sucked up, pain relief is immediate and long-lasting.

If you think that’s cool, hear this. You can have lollipops that play music. This may sound like the weirdest news yet about these traditional sweets, but yes, you could be hearing a hip hop tune with that lolly melting right in your mouth. What’s even cooler is it delivers the sound through your teeth. And other people won’t be hearing a thing because it all happens as the sound is echoed into your inner ear. This means the whole experience is yours alone. Now, that is just neat!

Of course, we’ll never forget those lollies in the Wizard of Oz where the munchkins go, ” We represent The Lollipop Guild, The Lollipop Guild, The Lollipop Guild, and in the name of The Lollipop Guild, we wish to welcome you to Muchkinland.” If candy’s going to be part of people’s culture, then it must be a really good kind.

BOLA TANGKAS