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Thursday, July 12, 2012

See's Candy Tries to Break World Record With 7,000-Pound Lollipop

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 3:45 PM

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It will be like a scene from Willy Wonka. Next week, See's Candy plans to ring in National Lollipop Day 2012 by unveiling its freakish 7,000-pound sucker in San Francisco.

Now that would certainly satisfy your oral fixation.

The famous candy manufacturer isn't inventing this grossly large lollipop for its, er, health. See's hopes this sucker will break the Guinness World Record and become the largest lollipop on the planet.

Currently, the world record for the largest lollipop is held by Ashrita Furman and members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in New York City. The record was broken on Aug. 27, 2009, when the group created its 6,514-pound pop. The 25-foot sucker includes 4,900 pounds of sugar and 196 gallons of corn syrup, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

See's officials won't tell us what flavor the lollipop will be, saying it's a "surprise." You can find this supernatural sucker at Justin Herman Plaza on July 20 starting at 10 a.m.

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