Charms Blow Pops History
Charms Blow Pops are lollipops with bubble gum centers surrounded by a hard candy shell. The candy was popularized by The Charms Company, which was acquired by Tootsie Roll Industries in 1988. Invention of the candy is attributed to Thomas Tate Tidwell in 1969, with a patent being issued in November 1969 for a method of making candy with gum inside. The candy was originally manufactured by the Triple T Candy Company and sold under the brand name "Triple Treat." The new brand name, "Charms Blow Pops," was introduced in 1973. Eventually, Blow Pops became the company’s best-selling product of all time. With Blow Pops and Tootsie Pops, the Tootsie Roll Company became the largest lollipop manufacturer in the world.