The Grossest Food

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Okay, for starters. I love the word gross. I appreciate how it’s just one of those words that sounds like what it means.

Gross. It rolls around in your mouth almost like you’re gonna yak right there.

Love it.

Earlier today, we were running errands and my four year old ended up scoring us some free lollipops with her cuteness.*

So, I was standing in the parking lot talking to a friend while we were both eating our suckers and it dawned on me: Lollipops are straight up the most germ infested, funky candy ever.


We stick those things in our mouth, and then we pull them out. They’re all covered in our spit and whatever else is in the mouth.

(I can only assume it’s those tiny bugs on my artist’s rendering above.) 

At one point, I actually caught myself enunciating my point with my cherry sucker. How nasty is that?

Why are we eating these things?

Why are we handing them to our little children?

Have you ever seen what a kid does with a lollipop?

One time I caught my daughter sharing hers with my Pomeranian.

I just wish they weren’t so damn delicious.

*If you don’t have a cute 4 year old, I highly suggest getting one because they score free stuff like there’s no tomorrow.

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  2. YEah, I agree they are pretty gross! haha, but I am soooo addcited to them, I suck on one like every day…it’s really bad for my teeth…my dentist usually scolds me about it.
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    1. @Kelly, mine does too. I am always like can’t we like put caps on my teeth or something so I can have some lollipops?

  3. LOL. Yes, it’s gross but seriously? If the things I did as a kid didn’t do me in (10 second rule anyone? Popsicles covered in dirt and bugs and let’s not forget drinking directly from the garden hose…after 10 of your closest and germiest friends), then a lollipop covered in germs doesn’t stand a chance! 🙂
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  4. lol…I sanitized everything for my first kid. By the second one I only sanitized the stuff that went directly into her mouth. By the third kid “Sanitizing” the pacifier had gotten reduced to sticking it in my mouth to make sure I got the dirt off for the baby.

    Strange the things parenting will do to you. In retrospect, that’s a pretty GROSS thing to do. At the time it seemed totally normal.

    The fourth and fifth kids didn’t get anything sanitized. They just sucked up dirt. lol…they are fine and thriving though!Even with their habit of sharing popsicles (another disgusting food ) with whatever one of the five dogs or four kitties that is on their lap at that moment.

  5. Haha.. I love lollipops – I have a massive bag of blow pops near my desk all the time. LOVE THEM. And yea, when you watch a kid with one its gross. Not only do they share it with everything in their path (the potted plant? yep, its had a lollipop) they swing it around willy nilly tapping it’s sticky surface on just about everything around them. I saw a kid drop one on my floor, pick it up all covered in fur and stick it in their mouth

    Buy guess what – THEY DIDNT DIE.. they didnt even get sick.. I almost never worry about germs..
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    1. @Lindsay, haha I remember the exact day I stopped sanitizing everything that went into my kid’s mouth when she was a babe… because that’s the day I first saw her lick the floor.

  6. MAANNN! I wish i didn’t read this. I loved lollipop until I read this post. And now that I’ve thought about it… it really is gross.
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  7. I must not be shopping at the right places. My 4 yo has yet to score free stuff.