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Tootsie Pops
Tootsie Pops Tootsie Pops are suckers with a Tootsie Roll center. They come in the regular size and miniatures. So how many licks does it take to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop? Mr. Owl knows. See the retro TV commercial below.
 
Tootsie Pop history
 
Leo Hirshfield was looking around for a name for the new confection he was making from a recipe he'd brought over from Europe in 1896. He choose the name of his 6 year old daughter, Clara, whose nickname was Tootsie. [more below]
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Giant Tootsie Pops - assorted - 1 pc
Giant Tootsie Pops - assorted - 1 pc
$0.35
Giant Tootsie Pops - assorted - box of 72 pops
Giant Tootsie Pops - assorted - box of 72 pops
$18.99
Lunch Box - Mr Owl, How Many Licks? (brown handle)
Lunch Box - Mr Owl, How Many Licks? (brown handle)
$11.99
Lunch Box - Mr Owl, How Many Licks? (red handle)
Lunch Box - Mr Owl, How Many Licks? (red handle)
$11.99
Tootsie Pop Miniatures - 1 piece
Tootsie Pop Miniatures - 1 piece
$0.10
Tootsie Pop Miniatures - assorted - bag of 140
Tootsie Pop Miniatures - assorted - bag of 140
$6.99
Tootsie Pops - assorted - 1 piece
Tootsie Pops - assorted - 1 piece
$0.25
Tootsie Pops - assorted - box of 100 pops
Tootsie Pops - assorted - box of 100 pops
$17.99
 
Mr Owl[continued from above]
Tootsie Rolls were the first penny candy to be individually wrapped in paper. They were one of the top choices of children who only had a few pennies to spend on satisfying a sweet tooth.
 
In the 1930s, the first soft-centered lollipops, Tootsie Pops, were sold. The hard candy on the outside covered the Tootsie Roll center.
 
During World War II, Tootsie Rolls were favored by soldiers because they could be kept in pockets and barracks bags without melting. They were also a great source of quick energy.
 
In the late 1940s, Tootsie Rolls were advertised on the comic pages of many Sunday newspapers. The main cartoon character was Captain Tootsie who was a Superman-like hero who took kids on various adventures.
 
Urban Legend... A Tootsie Pop wrapper with a picture of an Indian shooting an arrow at a star on it can be redeemed with Tootsie Roll Industries for a free bag of candy. Sorry, about 30% of the wrappers have the Indian and Tootsie has never had such a contest.

Tootsie Pops memories
 
I am the youngest of four and my father was a complete "health nut" and sugar wasn't allowed in the house much less any form of candy. So, whenever my brother and I were sent on an errand we would stop on the way at the Circle K and he would let me pick out one item from the "Five cent" choices that lined the bottom rack.
 
Oh what a magnificent display! I would carefully look over each choice and pretend I was eating each one as I pondered over the best qualities of each. In the end there was no comparison, the Tootsie Roll Pop won hands down. My mouth watered as I continued to stare at the bin and gaze at all the different flavors-cherry, grape, orange, raspberry. They even had chocolate, what a dilemma!
 
After much prodding by my brother I would always grab a cherry one and hand it to my brother. The minute we were out of the store he would hand the lollipop to me. I quickly unwrapped it and shoved it into my mouth. Oh what heaven! I would slowly savor that strong cherry flavor periodically taking it out of my mouth to see how close I was to the chewy chocolate center. I could make that Tootsie pop last through the whole errand until we would be less than a block home. At which point my brother would tell me to stop chewing on the stick because "all the candy was gone long ago."
 
To this day whenever I love to treat myself to a Tootsie Pop I recall those simple days when I would hang out with my brother and my hardest choice in life was to decide what flavor I was going to pick. ~ Janet from New York
 
Vintage TV Commercial and Candy Boxes
Tootsie Pops candy box
Tootsie Pops banks


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