Gobstoppers 11.34, Tuesday 6 Mar 2012 Link to this post I’m a fan of gobstoppers. (I don’t know if you get these outside the UK: solid sugar sweet for sucking, no gum, brightly coloured.) To manufacture a one inch gobstopper takes two weeks! It probably takes seven minutes to eat one. Every minute you suck that’s two days. An hour a second!