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November 03, 2006

How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Tootsie Roll Center of a Tootsie Pop?

After a failed attempt to get in my truck and go to the grocery store, Morrigan was kind enough to make a trip for me. She produced different fun varieties of fat free food!

One of the fun foods she brought....Tootsie Pops.

So after a Vegetable Beef Soup and crackers dinner, I figured I had the time to answer the age old question, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?" Between that and the drugs...could be fun.

(A little trivia, the 70's commercial with the Owl is the longest running commercial of all time)

As I opened the Tootsie Pop, I found myself looking at the wrapper for the star. Does anyone else remember the old myth about the star on the Tootsie Pop wrapper? If you got a wrapper with a star on it, you got a free Tootsie Pop.

Mine had one, and I had to laugh.

I checked and there was never such a promotion. 30% of the wrappers have said star and the rumor has been going since the 30's.

Thank you for your interest in our Tootsie Pop wrappers. We are pleased to have an opportunity to tell the true story about our Tootsie Pop wrappers.
Many years ago, a rumor surfaced that said if the wrapper of a Tootsie Pop with a star was found and returned to the company, a free Tootsie Pop, or any number of things would be sent to the lucky person. We truly don't know why or where this rumor started, as our records do not indicate that our company ever sponsored any type of promotion surrounding images on the wrapper.
We hope we have been able to clarify this matter for you and we thank you for contacting us.

Posted by Sissy at November 3, 2006 09:13 PM | TrackBack

Sigh... that would have been cool... or better yet, they only had that promotion 30 years ago and you ate a 30 year old Tootsie Pop. ;-)

Posted by: at November 3, 2006 09:19 PM

Frick'n A... that comment was by me... vw bug

Posted by: at November 3, 2006 09:19 PM

Sooo... how many lick did it take?

Posted by: That 1 Guy at November 4, 2006 09:26 AM

Lick... damnit... licks!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at November 4, 2006 09:27 AM

I don't know..I got impatient. All I know is it takes 30 minutes of sucking.

Posted by: Sissy at November 4, 2006 10:13 AM

30 min of sucking....nice, very nice.

Posted by: Morrigan at November 4, 2006 01:18 PM

Thanks, Mo... I felt badly for not hopping on that, earlier! All I could do was sit here and grin...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at November 4, 2006 09:07 PM

Whoa! Reading the above comment now... talk about something that can be jumped on. :)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at November 5, 2006 10:23 AM

Holy crap. Teh comments sometimes are really the icing on the cake. Heh.

Posted by: Bou at November 5, 2006 10:18 PM


Posted by: Harvey at November 7, 2006 08:01 PM