The Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking Visit a lollipop factory! exploratorium

The rainbow extrusion from the roller gets twisted by hand onto a stick, then run through a cooler to help set the hot candy.

The final step is to wrap each lollipop in plastic. A quick blast of heat shrinks the wrapper to a tight fit on the pop. This isn’t just for hygiene. The wrapping protects against humidity, which can liquefy a lollipop.

wrapping the pops in plastic
rolling through the dryer
wrapping the candy around the stick
the finished "Round-Ups"
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