Last Updated on May 24, 2021 by Jim Edwards
What is Wax Lips Candy?
Wax Lips is one of the unique candies made of food-grade & edible paraffin wax. Red color is added to make it look like oversized lips and they come with a plate to bite at the back, so you can hold it between your teeth and wear it comfortably at a party or to joke around with your friends. Once you bite it between your lips, it covers your whole lips, and there you go, you got a hilarious oversized pair of bright red lips.
Wax Lips candy have always been a popular birthday or party item, but their popularity skyrockets during Halloween. Kids and adults love it not just for its taste but also for the comedic look it has (and also for fun Instagram photos!).
Once you are done playing with the candy, you can chew it like gum.
History of Wax Lips Candy
The history of Wax Candy Lips candy is fascinating. It all started in 1924 by a confectioner named John W. Glenn with a wicked sense of humor. He decided he is going to make oversized candy lips with food-grade paraffin wax – talk about thinking out of the box!
For those of you wondering what paraffin wax is, it is a byproduct left during processing kerosine oil. It sounds weird that people would eat a candy made of kerosene oil byproduct, but John made an amusing, witty product, and people rushed to buy it.
Wax lips were always trendy candy and still are since 1924; they are especially in demand during Halloween. In 2002 Concord Confections launched their Wack-o-Wax lips candy through Tootsie-Roll as they secured the patent for the design of the wax lips candy in the year 2002
What is the Taste and Flavor of Wax Lips Candy like?
Wax Lips Candy have a cherry flavor; it only comes in one flavor. Though it’s usually referred to as candy, we think of it like a cherry-flavored gum that you can chew after playing with it.
What are the ingredients in Wax Lips Candy?
The ingredients in Wax Lips candy are Refined Wax, sugar, artificial flavors, artificial colors (FD&C red 40 lakes, blue 1 lake), soy lecithin, acesulfame-k, BHT (to maintain freshness).
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The Simpsons Wax Lips
Do you love the Simpsons as much as we do? This is a HILARIOUS short clip showing all the uses of wax lips.
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Nutritional Facts of Wax Lips Candy
The nutritional facts of Wax Lips candy mentioned below are per piece of candy (14 grams)
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat (0 g)||6%|
|Total Carbohydrates (3 g)||–|
|Dietary Fiber (0 g)||0%|
|Sodium (0 mg)||0%|
|Cholesterol (0 mg)||0%|
|Protein (0 g)||0%|
|Iron (0 mg)||0%|
|Calcium (0 mg)||0%|
|Vitamin A (0 mg)||0%|
|Vitamin C (0mg)||0%|
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Wax Lips Candy frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many calories are there in Wax Lips Candy?
A single piece of wax lips candy (14 grams) contains 15 Calories.
Are Wax Lips Candy gluten-free?
Wax Lips candies are gluten-free, nut-free & kosher, but few brands are packaged in a facility that may have gluten products.
Video: Wax Lips
This is a great video if you want to see how the lips look when you are wearing them. Emmy shows them off and really loves them – a very fun video!
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I’m Jim Edwards and I started this website to share my love of Junk Food. We cover new junk food, desserts, snack foods, fast food secret menus, candy (of course!) and other related news. We love trying “secret menus” at restaurants. And we love trying new products too. So, we are trying to have some fun with our hobby and share some useful information with you, our community. Please feel to send us your suggestions and feedback through the contact form. And if you have products you would like us to try, let us know…!