Monday, October 31, 2011

We're On A (Tootsie) Roll

Did you know that Halloween is the
2nd most commercially successful holiday?
(Christmas being the first)

Halloween is the largest candy-purchasing holiday in the U.S.

Today we pay tribute to one of the most beloved candies since 1896 when Leo Hirshfield, an Austrian immigrant, produced a candy in a small store in New York City. He ended up naming the candy after his five-year-old daughter Clara, whose nickname was "Tootsie."

Tootsie Roll Industries is located in Chicago IL and
produces 64 million Tootsie Rolls a day.

Leo’s recipe required the incorporation of the previous day’s Tootsie Rolls into each newly cooked confection, a graining process that Tootsie continues to this day. As such, there’s (theoretically) a bit of Leo’s very first Tootsie Roll in every one of the Tootsie Rolls that Tootsie produces each day.

Tootsie produces these other childhood (or grown-up) favorites:

Andes Candies
Charleston Chew
Double Bubble
Junior Mints
Nik-L-Nip (wax bottles)
Razzles (First it's candy, then it's gum!)
Sugar Daddy / Sugar Babies

All of their products are completely nut free, and most are gluten-free

 How many licks does it take
to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

For most, the urge to take a bite into the chewy center is too hard to resist.
Scientific studies remain inconclusive.

Since 1970, Tootsie has received more than 20,000 letters from children around the world who believe they have solved the mystery behind how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Not only do they respond to every letter,
they also send out a certificate called "The Clean Stick Award"
(A printable version is available online here.)

The Tootsie website also has factory tour videos,
classic commercials, and even recipes.

90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies
from their kids' Halloween stash. 

Admit it! We promise not to tell.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

It takes a-three! *Nostalgia*

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