Here at the Lab, we attempted to make the much beloved children’s classic: a Lollipop. It was a failure. First batch stuck to the wax paper, unrecoverable. The next batch looked good but never completely hardened, the lollipops stayed profoundly sticky. The lab children had no complaints and found the lolli’s to be a grand success, though I spent a good deal of time extracting it from the mini lab assistant’s hair, and at one point a lolli stuck with such determination to junior lab assistant’s teeth we headed for pliers in the toolbox until it abruptly popped loose. They functioned moderately effectively as fly paper in my summer kitchen, as the bottom photo demonstrates. We feel that we are close to success, we are determined to make this work. We agree to try the recipe again in the cool, dry winter months, thinking that the high humidity of the past few days led to a molecular meltdown.