See's Candies Sets Record With 7,000-Pound Lollipop
Look But Don't Lick
Now that's a big sucker. See's Candies has officially broken the world record for largest lollipop with a gargantuan 7,000 pound chocolate candy, currently on display in San Francisco.
Friday may have been just another day for you and me, but for candy-maker See's it was National Lollipop Day. And that means only one thing: time for a publicity stunt!
"We ran the National Lollypop Day promotion last year and gave away free lollipops at all of our shops, which was a big success.," says Natalie Brown, See's Candies Brand marketing manager. "We wanted to make this year's promotion bigger and better, which is how we came up with the idea of making the world's largest lollipop."
After 15 hours of work and nearly 3,000 pounds of sugar, the Godzilla of lollipops was born. It took the Guinness World Record from Jolly Rancher, who made a cherry lollipop 10 years ago that was a featherweight 4,016 pounds.
But don't get let your tastebuds prickle -- the sucker is headed for recycling after its party is over next week, dashing the hopes of sweet tooths everywhere.
Catch the mammoth-pop in action before then when it goes on display at the baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers this Sunday.