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Friday, July 20, 2012

San Francisco Observes National Lollipop Day With Freakish 7,000-pound Sucker

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 3:55 PM

  • Jessica Christian

It's National Lollipop Day, and if you work anywhere near the Embarcadero, you might have noticed.

See's Candy staged this 7,000-pound lollipop at Justin Herman Plaza today for everyone to enjoy. You can look, but not lick!

The sucker isn't just some stupid PR stunt --it's in the running to become the world's largest lollipop.This ginormous sucker took See's workers 14.5 hours to make this insane sucker. The process started at 4 a.m. and was completed by 6:30 p.m. on the same day. That's a lot of overtime.

And a lot of sugar -- 2,947 pounds, to be exact.

"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."

If you missed the chance to see this freakish candy, it will be on display in the Seals Plaza at AT&T park on Sunday, July 29, when the Giants play the Dodgers. Afterward, the chocolate sucker will be tossed.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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