Thomas Tate Tidwell invented this candy in 1966, a lollipop shell surrounded a small amount of bubble gum. The name, Charms Blow Pops, was granted in 1973.
All current sixteen flavors (a seventeenth, Coconut, has been discontinued) can be purchased in individually or in bulk. They are gluten- and nut-free, so are safe to most children (though they may contain milk products).
In 2006, Tootsie released the Blow Pop Mini, a small version of the candy without the lollipop stick. They are currently only available in four flavors: Cherry, Sour Apple, Watermelon, and Blue Razz.