Tootsie Rolls are a very common candy in the USA. They are particularly common at Halloween time.
Tootsie is a chocolate candy that has been manufactured in the United States since 1896. The candy has qualities similar to both caramels and taffy without being exactly either type, and does not melt while being transported during hot summer months.
Tootsie Roll Industries is one of the largest candy manufacturers in the world. More than 64 million Tootsie Rolls are made daily.
What's in a Tootsie Roll?
The current U.S. ingredients of a chocolate Tootsie Roll are: sugar, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean oil (a trans fat), condensed skim milk, cocoa, whey, soy lecithin, and natural and artificial flavors. In 2009, Tootsie Rolls became certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.
What flavors do Tootsie's come in?
In addition to the traditional cocoa-flavored Tootsie Roll, several additional flavors have been introduced. Known as Tootsie Fruit Rolls, flavors include:
Tootsie Frooties come in numerous different fruit flavors including:
How Tootsie Rolls are made:
Here are some cats dressed up as Tootsie Rolls.
How to make a rose from a Tootsie Roll
The Tootsie Roll Youtube Channel
LtCol Andy Traynor, USMC (Ret), and Major Dave Vickers, USMC (Ret), tell a unique story of how Marines used Tootsie Rolls during the Chosin Reservoir campaign.
A brief history of the Tootsie Roll
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