The idea of an edible candy on a stick is very simple, and it is probable that the lollipop has been invented and reinvented numerous times. Some say that concept of lollipop was invented during the American Civil War while others debate that these sweet confectionaries have been around since 1800. But did you know that the invention of the modern day version of the lollipop and its design has been credited to George Smith. He apparently made lollipop in 1908 and trademarked the lollipop name in 1931.
Why the Name Lollipop?
George Smith loved horse racing and named the treats after a popular racing horse, Lolly Pop.
While these candies on stick have now become so close to the word we cannot even imagine of it being with any other name. But now a French startup company Babines has decided to make it look different. The company is owned by a French 24 year old called Victor Barnouin, she is out to prove that newer technologies are not against skilled craftsmanship, In Fact they can complement each other and bring out amazing new products.
Her idea is to 3D Print Molds of lollipops which can be of any shape or design and then it’s finely crafted by a master confectioner in Loire, near St-Etienne, who works and pours the sugar by hand.
This is Babines: a design-conscious lollipop for the modern age.
Babines studio has some predesigned lollipops like the Dollar Sign the Like button, Shoes, the game pad and others. But the company’s expertise lays in the ability to make lollipops in any shape and design with the help of a 3D Printer. The company offers to make these candies in large quantities and could be a perfect surprise for events, parties or campaigns. Babines informed us that they make these lollipops using molds that are made with food-safe silicone, and the use of 3D Printer allows the company to make customized candies even in small quantities. These Lollipops are also available in different flavors like lemon, cola, strawberry and blueberry.
Babines has already started selling these 3D Printed customized lollipops at the online store, and Miss Barnouin informed that they would soon make them available at a variety of Parisian boutiques. The idea is great and with a right kind of business approach and a perfect product the company seems to be yet another success story of a startup, and yet another feather in the hat for 3D Printing.