Sugar Daddy candies were invented in 1925 by Robert Welch and this chewy caramel lollipop was originally named the Papa Sucker. It was one of the first caramel candies offered in the shape of a lollipop making it quite innovative 80 plus years ago.
In 1932, the name was formally changed to Sugar Daddy as it reflected a slang term that suggested generosity and had the connotation of one who shares wealth.
The largest Sugar Daddy manufactured was created in 1973 and weighed over twenty-two (22) pounds. From time to time, we offer a mammoth version of this candy -- see below -- albeit one that weighs 1 lb.