Chupa chups have been around for quite some time! These lollipops come in a very wide variety from their classic flavors to filled lollipops and ice cream flavors! With their brightly colored fun wrapping and diverse flavors, no wonder they have been around for 50+ years!
Chupa chups came out in 1958 and were created by a man named Enric Bernat. During the 50’s candies of different colors, shapes, and sizes were widely popular but they were all missing something- a stick. Kids would often take the candy out of their mouth to observe the changing colors , show their friends, or save for later in their pockets. You can imagine the mess it would make. Enric came up with the idea of putting a stick in his Chupa Chups to keep the mess to a minimal and make it more appealing to consumers. Enric didn’t come up with the quirky name Chupa chups. Originally he wanted the candy to be football shaped and name it “GOL” because of the shape and when you put it in your mouth it would be like scoring a goal. When he didn’t like the name he hired an advertising team to come up with the name and create a jingle to go with it.
The Chupa Chups logo went through a couple changes before Salvador Dali had a creative revelation in 1988 and changed the logo to the bright a cheery daisy shape it is today. In 2008 Chupa Chups celebrated their 50th anniversary and held special events throughout the year in different countries world wide like Germany, France, the Philippines and finished with an MTV concert in Barcelona. -SugarPop’s Candy and Soda shop 248 N. Main Street Mooresville, NC 704-799-0959