We get a lot of customers down here at SugarPop’s who are overjoyed when they see our display of Astro Pops sitting up on the shelf. The conical shape and the bright yellow, green and red colors bring back nostalgic memories from their youth. Modeled after a three-stage rocket and created by two rocket scientist, Astro Pops hit the shelves around 1963. At this time the Space Race was in full force and many children dreamed going into space while enjoying the delicious flavor of cherry, passionfruit and pineapple! Astro Pop is most recognizable by its original conical lollipop shape; the cone wrapper becomes the mold for the hot candy as it is poured in layer by layer and then sealed off with a layer of wax. Astro pop was around until 2004 when it was discontinued but thankfully, to the out of this world lollipop’s fans, was picked back up 2010!