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Entry from October 10, 2017
“Lollipops are just you swallowing your flavored saliva”

Lollipops and chewing gum have been compared to “flavored saliva.” “Ever think about when you suck on hard candy all you swallow is your flavored saliva?” was posted on Twitter on April 28, 2010. “I have a lolipop. You know, you’re really just drinking your flavored saliva if you think about it” was posted on Twitter on November 13, 2010. “Chewing gum is just drinking your flavored saliva” was posted on Twitter on October 5, 2011.

“When you eat a sucker you’re basically just swallowing your flavored saliva” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on September 21, 2014. “Lollipops are just you swallowing your flavored saliva” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on July 30, 2017.

The “flavored saliva” saying has been printed on several images.


Twitter
Amanda Spencer‏
@Amanda4Spencer
Ever think about when you suck on hard candy all you swallow is your flavored saliva?
10:33 AM - 29 Apr 2010

Twitter
Valerie‏
@Vaubree
I have a lolipop. You know, you’re really just drinking your flavored saliva if you think about it. http://twitpic.com/36nau2
8:23 PM - 13 Nov 2010

Twitter
Queen Mermaid‏
@X_itsBadKarma_X
Did it occur to anyone that when you eat a lolli pop all you’re doing is sucking flavored saliva down your throat? that’s nasty. lol
7:15 PM - 21 Nov 2010

Twitter
ruby‏
@rubyanahii
Eating my flavored saliva. Aka a lollipop rasberry
3:35 PM - 19 Feb 2011

Twitter
usernolongerexsists‏
@yellllllllaa
chewing gum is just drinking your flavored saliva.
5:43 PM - 5 Oct 2011

Twitter
Joty Mohammed‏
@Joty95_
Gum is just flavored saliva
9:50 PM - 10 Apr 2012

Twitter
☪jess‏
@yemal_420
Lollipops are weird.. Your just swallowing flavored saliva ... Oh well its good
5:49 PM - 18 Apr 2012

Twitter
Alexandra Lee‏
@lil_straub
Lollipops r just flavored saliva
1:11 PM - 4 Jun 2012

Twitter
gill‏
@HosssDelgado
Lollipops are just sucking flavored saliva
11:55 AM - 15 Mar 2013

Twitter
Katrina Chavez‏
@katrinachavez
If you think about it, when you eat lollipops, you’re enjoying flavored saliva 😮
4:58 PM - 28 Jul 2013

Twitter
Natanya‏
@NatanyaGagne
chinese-zeus: lollipops are so weird youre literally swallowing your own flavored saliva http://tmblr.co/ZBZO5u1H2prfH
1:38 PM - 27 May 2014

BuzzFeed
27 Things That Are So Weird When You Actually Think About Them
You’ll never look at the world the same way again.

posted on Jun. 11, 2014, at 11:17 a.m.
Alanna Okun
BuzzFeed Staff
(...)
4. Lollipops and Gum
Chewing gum and sucking on lollipops is really just eating flavored saliva have a nice day grin
— kasa (@merryphan)

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
When you eat a sucker you’re basically just swallowing your flavored saliva
submitted September 21, 2014 by alqueen

Reddit—Trees
Lollipops are so weird, you’re literally just swallowing your flavored saliva...[7] (self.trees)
submitted September 27, 2014 by MINYMEE

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Lollipops are so weird, you’re basically swallowing your flavored saliva.
submitted July 18, 2015 by _Elmsley_

Twitter
Shower Thoughts‏
@TheWeirdWorld
Lollipops are so weird, you’re basically swallowing your flavored saliva.
5:32 PM - 18 May 2016

Twitter
Shower Thoughts‏
@TheWeirdWorld
Lollipops are essentially you literally swallowing your own flavored saliva.
1:43 PM - 9 Jul 2017

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Lollipops are just you swallowing your flavored saliva…
submitted July 30, 2017 by [deleted]

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Eating a lollipop is basically just swallowing your own flavored saliva.
submitted August 4, 2017 by AleHitti

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Sucking on hard candy is just swallowing flavored saliva.
submitted October 10, 2017 by the_boudzter_

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 • Permalink