Everlasting Gobstopper

Gobstoppers, also known as jawbreakers, are a type of hard sweet of candy. They are usually round, and range from about 1 cm to 8 cm in diameter, and are traditionally very hard. The term gobstopper derives from ‘gob’, which is United Kingdom/Ireland slang for mouth.

Gobstoppers usually consist of several layers, each layer dissolving to reveal a different colored (and sometimes different flavored) layer, before dissolving completely. Gobstoppers are sucked or licked, being too hard to bite without risking dental damage (hence the the term ‘jawbreaker’). They have been sold in traditional sweet shops for at least a century, often sold by weight from jars.


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