Astro Pops were first made in 1963 after two ‘Rocket Scientists’ working on the space program in El Segundo, Ca decided to quit their jobs and create the Astro Pop®, modeling the pop after a three-stage rocket. Being actual ‘Rocket Scientists’ they built special equipment to make the cone-wrappers at high-speed along with other equipment made by hand. Astro Pops® were very unusual to manufacture because the cone-wrapper became the mold for the candy. Hot candy was poured directly into the wrapper, then a paper stick was added and capped off with a layer of wax.
They weigh in at 1.5 ounces and are over 5 inches tall. This is a Special Edition candy which is 50% larger and lasts longer than the original 1 oz pop. It features cherry, passion fruit and pineapple flavors.
Astro Pops are sold in quantities of 6. When ordering, a quantity of 1 will get you 6 Astro Pops.