Lick ’em, don’t bite ’em

February 23, 2011 – How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

If you’re a kid of a certain age, you probably remember the classic commercial from 1970 that dared to ask this important question. Most likely, you also tried to figure out the answer yourself. I know I did, and I still think about it whenever I pop one of those suckers into my mouth. Unfortunately, I fail every time because the temptation to bite is too strong.

So, why I am reveling in my Tootsie Pop past?

It just so happens that the Tootsie Roll is celebrating its 115th birthday today. America’s iconic chocolate treat was first introduced in New York on February 23, 1896.

Since then, Tootsie Roll Industries has built an entire of a family of products around the Tootsie philosophy, including Andes mints, Charleston Chews, Double Bubble, Junior Mints,  Razzles, Sugar Babies, and those luscious wax lips many of us remember from childhood. Just reviewing the content on their Website is like a trip down memory lane.

And if you want to know how many licks it actually takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, check out this well-researched statistical data…

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