Sugar Daddy was invented in 1925 by a chocolate salesman named Robert Welch at the James O. Welch Company. Sugar Daddy was originally called the Papa Sucker. The name was changed to Sugar Daddy in 1932. Sugar Babies were introduced three years later, in 1935. A chocolate-covered version, the Sugar Mama was produced from 1965 to the 1980s.
Today, Sugar Daddy candies are produced in two standard sizes, the Junior Pop, with 53 kcal, and the Large Pop, with 200 kcal; and two seasonal (Valentines and Christmas) Giant sizes, 1/2 Lb with 964 kcal, and 1 Lb with 1928 kcal.