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Stick it ‘n lick it

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: youtube, silly, random, food, confession, candy

I really like candy. Especially candy that comes on a stick. Candy on a stick is great fun because of the added bonus of using your hands to eat—a feeding style that is dear to my heart. You name it, I love it! Suckers, lollipops, Tootsie Pops, Dum·Dum·Pops, Drumsticks, Chupa Chups, Sugar Daddies... oh, the list goes on and on!

Before getting to the main point, though, let’s just get the Tootsie Pop stuff dealt with. First: How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop? Well, it’s either three or ‘the world may never know’—depending on which answer from the 1980s-era commercial you want to believe. Second: The whole Indian shooting a star on the wrapper legend. But I’ve already written about that one, and you can read about it here.

OK? Ready to move on? Great!

I want to talk about the “Eww Factor.” Yes, that’s right, this post is really all about the eww factor.

Am I the only one who finds it a bit odd that there is an exception to the rule that says to keep your food in your mouth? Instead, we find it acceptable to carry on a conversation whilst holding a saliva-covered piece of confection in our hand. And at some point, let’s be honest, some of them get pretty icky looking—especially the ones with ooey, gooey fillings.

I mean, no one would tolerate me removing a chunk of half-masticated steak from my mouth then holding it on my fork for all to see during a conversation. So why is it acceptable to do it with a Tootsie Pop?

I don’t know if there is a real point to this post, but I would love your views on why it’s acceptable—or even your views on why it’s not acceptable.


Note: No matter how disgusting I think it is, I will continue to suck on my lollipopsin public or notbecause I can. Until Emily Post tells me otherwise at least.


Thanks for the trip down memory lane.  I Love that song.

by Mom at 3:14am (GMT) on August 17th, 2010

It’s a novelty because it’s one of those “rule benders” you can enjoy, so go ahead and keep a suckin!!

by Ramona at 3:28pm (GMT) on August 18th, 2010

Of course, as I’m heading to the dentist today for a problem tooth, maybe I should lay off the candy for a bit? (But I won’t.)

by Just Frances at 8:18pm (GMT) on August 24th, 2010

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