Ring Pop is a brand of fruit flavored lollipops manufactured by Topps. They are in the form of a wearable plastic ring with a large hard candy "jewel" and come in an assortment of flavors. They were invented by Frank Richards in 1979.
Frank Richards' daughter was prone to thumb sucking. As a Product Engineer for Topps in Duryea Pennsylvania, he came up with the idea to thwart his daughter's bad habit by providing an option. And thus, Ring Pops were born.
Special Ring Pops are made for some holidays. Easter Ring Pops use the traditional plastic ring but replace the gem-shaped hard candy with chicks or bunnies.
In an emerging club drugs trend, the substance with the street name "Molly" is being illicitly mixed into Ring Pops --a method of concealment popularized in part by a Miley Cyrus song called, "We Can't Stop."
- WHSV News, Garrett Wymer (Sep 05, 2013). ""Molly" (drug) Gaining Popularity". Retrieved Sep 06, 2013.
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