Leccare Lollipops offers a Slick and flavourful twist on an old-school treat


Lollies have joined the ranks of old-school candy given a contemporary twist with nuanced flavour combinations that appeal to an adult’s sense of nostalgia. Leccare Lollipops, made in Georgia and sent around the world, have a slick design and are marketed toward grownup tastes. Gone are one-dimensional flavours which are about as exciting as a tbsp of cough syrup; rather Leccare has crafted combinations like watermelon-basil, pomegranate-lemongrass, mojito, hibiscus and pistachio-wasabi. Some have sprinkles or edible flowers — miniature pansies and daisies — suspended from the clearnbsp;candy.

“I wanted to play really great food dishes which could be turned into a sweet treat,” says owner and creator Kimberly Hadlock, who developed the idea when experimenting with leftover sugar from a batch of homemade Christmas gifts. She took six months to hone her formulation. “I needed a smoother lollipop created with as many organic ingredients asnbsp;potential.”

Hadlock’s Etsy store is the little company’s biggest outlet. The website, including Etsy Wholesale, allows Leccare (which means “to lick” in Italian) to be put in over 150 retail establishments which range from mom-and-pop stores to big retailers such as Links of London. However, it’s custom orders for weddings, parties and other special events which are the largest source of company — Leccare Lollipops are given out as favours at over 4,000nbsp;nuptials.

Long and elegant, they’re perfectly sized to settle in your tongue. They are individually wrapped and custom branded, and a dozen starts at about $20. Since adding new flowers to the product range, the bestseller has become the honey and rose lollipop, with the pansy and confetti lollipops running a closenbsp;second.

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