Everyone knows that Tootsie Pops are individually wrapped suckers filled with chewy Tootsie Roll. Flavors may (or may not!) include Cherry, Chocolate, Grape, Orange, Strawberry, and Watermelon as the assortment is packed by the manufacturer in their factory. They may even add a new flavor to the assortment without telling us! Each sucker is 17 gr.
Tootsie Pops are one of our best-selling suckers, and with good reason – they are delicious! Tootsie Pops were invented in 1930 by Luke Weisgram, an employee of the Sweets Company of America (which became Tootsie Roll Industries in 1969). At an office meeting, employees were asked to share any ideas for new candies. Weisgram’s idea came from his daughter, who had shared a lick of her lollipop with him while he had a Tootsie Roll in his mouth. Weisgram loved the taste and suggested it to the company, who loved the idea. Tootsie Pops debuted in 1932 and have only grown in popularity since! But the eternal question is still unanswered – how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?