Since medieval times, people have enjoyed sugar on a stick. The modern lollipop came into existence in the early 1800s. With the civil war candy on a stick was available across the US. By the early 20th century, several companies produced hard candy on a stick.
Early 1920 - 1930s, the name lollipop was trademarked but more companies than ever produced suckers. Varieties included fruit flavors in a choice of colors.
The large circular lollipop became a representation of a happy childhood with regular references in comics and featured as a kid's delight in silent and early talking films.
Still a favorite, the large a rainbow lollipop represents the best of childhood and brings sweet memories to many generations.