National Gobstopper Day


National Gobstopper day is celebrated on the 14th of September. Gobstoppers, more likely known as jawbreakers, are a hard and usually round candy that has multicolored layers. It is enjoyed by many children all over the world!

history of national gobstopper day

Gobstopper’s got their name from the word ‘gob’, which in the United Kingdom and Ireland is slang for the word mouth. This candy has been a favorite for school children for the first half of the 20th century.

Gobstoppers have been sold in sweet shops for at least a century, often served by weight in jars. During the world wars, gobstoppers were insanely popular in the Americas and the United Kingdom.

how gobstoppers are created

Gobstoppers are usually made by slowly depositing layers onto a core (such as a pressed ball of sugar or a gumball). It takes weeks to manufacture, as the process of adding liquid sugar is repeated several times. After they are made, they are sent out in bulk to candy stores and companies all around the world.

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