Blow Pops have been around for a long time and almost everyone is familiar with this fruity lollipop with a bubble gum center! This candy comes in many flavors such as; watermelon, cherry, grape, strawberry, sour apple, lemonade, orange, tangerine-mango, black cherry, blue raspberry, cherry ice and kiwi-strawberry. Originally they were called “Triple Treat” by their original manufacturer Triple T Candy Company in 1969 and in 1973 they were re-branded under the name “Charms Blow Pop”.
Walter W. Reid Jr. founded the Tropical Charms candy company in Bloomfield, New Jersey in 1912 in reference to the square shaped hard candy they sold, but shortened the name to Charms. Blow Pops are nut-free, peanut-free, gluten-free and during World War II the U.S Army included Charms’s candies in combat rations as a supplement; the tradition has continued only with a few interruptions.