Fun Dip

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Fun Dip
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Fun Dip Wrapper
Alternative names Lik-M-Aid
Type Candy
Place of origin United States, Canada
Created by Fruzola
Main ingredients Sugar
Food energy
(per 0.5 ounces serving)
50 kcal (209 kJ)
Nutritional value
(per 0.5 ounces serving)
Proteing
Fatg
Carbohydrate 13 g
Similar dishes Pixy Stix
Cookbook:   Media: Fun Dip

Fun Dip is a candy manufactured by The Willy Wonka Candy Company, a brand owned by Nestlé. The candy has been on the market in the United States and Canada since the 1940s[1] and was originally called Lik-M-Aid. It was originally manufactured by Fruzola,[2] and then Sunline Inc., through their Sunmark Brands division, which was purchased by Nestlé in January 1989. It comes in many different flavors with candy sticks that are included.

Fun Dip is similar to fellow Wonka product Pixy Stix, but sold in small pouches, rather than paper or plastic straws. When called Lik-M-Aid, it consisted of 4 packets of flavored and colored sugar. When rebranded in the 1970s as Fun Dip, two edible candy sticks called "Lik-A-Stix" were added.[1][3] While the original flavors consisted of lime, cherry and grape, the most common flavors are cherry, grape, and a raspberry/apple combination that turns from blue when dry to green when wet with saliva or water. It also comes in sour flavors, including sour watermelon, sour apple, and sour lemonade. There is also orange flavored Fun Dip. Packets with one stick and two flavors were once the standard, and packets with only one or two flavors are still available with less prominence than the now-standard three-flavor package.

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Fun Dip varies greatly from many other types of candy in that it is meant to be eaten over a considerable amount of time, compared to other candies that are usually bite size or consumed quickly. The intended purpose is to wet the sticks (called Lik-A-Stix), using saliva, and then collect some of the sugar and lick the sugar off of the Lik-A-Stix.

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