Do you all remember the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial with the owl who talked about how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?
Well, after I received a press package from the Tootsie Roll company, a few of us back in the Features department reminisced about that commercial. Of course, in typical Features style, the conversation quickly veered off course to why owls would know how many licks it takes, if owls even have tongues, that owls usually eat mice and then…well, I’ll just stop there.
Back on subject, the Tootsie Roll folks have rolled out a new product called Tootsie Drops. The drops are basically miniature versions of a Tootsie Roll Pop except without the schtick…er, stick! The round, lozenge-sized hard candies have a tiny Tootsie Roll center and come in pouches with about 20 candies per pouch.
The flavors are the same: chocolate, cherry, orange, grape and blue raspberry. Except I don’t remember there being bright blue Tootsie Roll Pops when I was little. Must be a newish one.
The company also sent a bag of original Tootsie Roll Pops for old time’s sake. I haven’t seen this much Tootsie Roll candy since a tractor trailer hauling Tootsie Roll Pops wrecked on Interstate 64 one time and spilled its load. My mom passed by, saw a cop she knew and was given a huge case of the things. I think she gave them away on her school bus for weeks after that.
So, what do you guys think? Would you or your children try out Tootsie Roll Drops, or do you prefer them with the stick?