The oldest precursor to today’s lollipops comes from ancient Africa and Asia. Archaeologists believe that ancient Chinese, Arabs, and Egyptians all produced fruit and nut confections that they "candied" in honey, which serves as a preservative, and inserted sticks into to make easier to eat. During the Middle Ages, the nobility would often eat boiled sugar with the aid of sticks or handles. In the 17th Century, as sugar became more available in Europe, the English enjoyed boiled sugar candy treats and inserted sticks into them to make them easier to eat, too. With the birth of automation in the early 20th Century, we first begin to see the emergence of the lollipop as we know it today. At ZaZoLi, we like to focus on the whimsical and fun side of the lollipop - why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary?