Teeth or false teeth lollies are a jelly based lolly showing gums and teeth.
Many a time we have placed them over the top row of our own teeth to scare friends and dentists!
You will get 16 teeth in 100g and they contain glucose syrup, sugar, wheat starch, water, sodium citrate, gelatine, citric acid, glycerine, flavours, colours.
There are actually two sizes in the teeth that are available these days. The large ones (often called false teeth) which feature six white teeth attached to a bright pink gum have a berry flavour. The smaller variety have no identifiable flavour and are smoother in finish.
I couldn’t find any historical information on confectionery teeth so decided to share some teeth trivia instead.
- In the middle ages, people believed that dogs teeth boiled in wine made an excellent mouth rinse for tooth decay prevention.
- Teeth are the hardest substance in the human body.
- Egyptians used a form of toothpaste over 5000 years ago
- Sharks have an unlimited supply of teeth.
- Snails have thousands of tiny teeth all lined up in rows.
- “Long in the Tooth”, meaning “old”, was originally used to describe horses. As a horse ages, their gums recede, giving the impression that their teeth are growing in length. The longer the teeth look, the older the horse.
So there you have it – a quick reference for your next teeth trivia test!