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Do you like tootsie rolls? why or why not?

Asked by Carly (4515 points ) October 13th, 2010

Apparently the manufacturer has been making them since 1896! I’ve never liked the candy, and I don’t know anyone else who likes it. So how do they stay in business?

Do you like tootsie rolls? If so, what makes them so tasty?

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Seaofclouds's avatar

I love tootsie rolls. As for what makes them so tasty… they’re chocolate… need I say more?

SamIAm's avatar

not a big fan, but my mom always ate them growing up. always. and the cats loveee the wrappers. my mom would throw them and the cats would run and pick them up in their mouths and bring them upstairs. so funny.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I’ve never been a fan. It looks like a poo log and is a poor substitute for real chocolate.

muppetish's avatar

Loved them when I was a kid, but I am no longer a fan. They had some of the best commercials though :) I still find myself humming “Tootsie Roll Pop and chocolate-y chew, / Tootsie Roll, I think I’m in love with you! / Whatever it is I think I see, becomes a Tootsie Roll to me!” And who doesn’t quote the Mr. Owl ad?

Coloma's avatar

Of course!

But…what I like even more are the Banana Tootsie Roll pops!

Jude's avatar

Yes, they are yummy.

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Kardamom's avatar

I do like tootsie rolls. They taste like fudge and are very chewy. What I don’t like about them is that they tend to get stuck in your teeth. I prefer tootsie pops, especially the chocolate and the grape ones, so you get a yummy lollipop with a fudgey center. It always reminds me of Halloween which is the only time I eat either one.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I like them warm – like after they’ve been in your pocket for a while.
Cold? Forget it! They’ll just rip your fillings out.

It that a king size Tootsie Roll in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I like them because they make my dentist happy ;)

AmWiser's avatar

Love Tootsie Rolls Since 1869

Gamrz360's avatar

Oh yes, I really like them when there soft and chewy, not hard and stale.

boxer3's avatar

I used to love them, both the chocolate kind-
and the other random “fun” flavors.
When I was a kid I would go to the arcade and
I would always buy some of the mini tootsie
rolls as a prize with my tickets….

I haven’t had one in a really long time however,
so I don’t know if I like them anymore, .
I dont think I’d hate ‘em.

trailsillustrated's avatar

I’ve always hated them. When I was about 7, I put one on the naked butt of a man in a photograph in a national geographic and showed my sister age 8. she told my mum and I got smacked. Theyre too chewy and gross

zen_'s avatar

I love them.

Signed, your dentist.

DominicX's avatar

I find them to be boring. My brother loves them. Every Halloween I would give him all my Tootsie rolls and he would give me his Almond Joys and SweeTarts.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

No. For the simple reason – they contain trans fat.
I do not feel the least bit emasculated by my statement.

aprilsimnel's avatar

They’re not my first choice for cheap chocolate candy (that would be M&Ms), but I have at least a few around Halloween. I don’t really eat candy that often, though.

Nullo's avatar

I like them for their chewiness.

Blueroses's avatar

Bleh. No. They’re always the shrapnel left in the bottom of the Halloween bag. It’s handed out by the older neighbors who don’t know it’s a horrible candy. Although they should know because they’ve been giving it out from the same giant bag they bought in 1986 and nobody in the house ever had the desire to eat one.

rooeytoo's avatar

Here we go (is JohnPowell listening???) back in the good old days when I was a kid, they really tasted like chocolate. Now they are just sort of sweet and brown. If someone put one in your mouth and you couldn’t see it, I don’t think you would know that it was supposed to be chocolate.

So to answer your question, I used to like them but not anymore!

Symbeline's avatar

I hate those fucking things, feels like chewing on tire that drove through pachyderm shit.
Still, they have a flashy name, that’s all it needs to thrive.

rooeytoo's avatar

@Symbeline – that has to be one of the most disgusting and creative descriptions I have ever encoutered. Lurve to you!

lapilofu's avatar

A friend once described tootsie rolls to me as “the perfect combination of chocolate and wax.”

genkan's avatar

Are they actually available outside USA? I’ve never ever tried one because I’ve never seen them before.

mponochie's avatar

Just wondering if anyone knows what a toostie roll is made out of, pretty sure being the chocolate fanatic that I am they are not pure chocolate…as an adult this mysterious is one of the things that keeps me from enjoying them.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

@mponochie From the wikipage that is linked in the OP’s question:

“sugar, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, condensed milk, cocoa, whey, soy lecithin, orange extract, and artificial and condensed flavors.”

Sounds delicious doesn’t it?

Frenchfry's avatar

I am not that fond of them. Funny. I had them out at Holloween though. That is one I won’t eat before the trick treater get here. LOL

chocolatechip's avatar

I’ve never understood why people like chewy candy that sticks to your teeth.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Weird story on how Tootsie Rolls are made:

As the iconic treat that launched America’s favorite candy company, Tootsie Roll, offers a perfectly-balanced cocoa taste, lined with a subtle, fruit-flavored undertone—all incorporated into a delicious treat.

The long-lasting, delightfully chewable candy—the number one-selling chewy chocolate candy in America—has been made with the same recipe since 1896, when Leo Hirshfield, an Austrian immigrant, opened a small candy shop in New York City, producing the first individually wrapped penny candy from a recipe he brought from Europe.

Leo’s recipe required the incorporation of the previous day’s Tootsie Rolls into each newly cooked confection, a graining process that Tootsie continues to this day. As such, there’s (theoretically) a bit of Leo’s very first Tootsie Roll in every one of the sixty four million Tootsie Rolls that Tootsie produces each day. And with at least one variety still selling for just a penny apiece, it’s no wonder that Tootsie Roll has remained America’s favorite candy. Source

No wonder they always taste so old.

llewis's avatar

I used to love them as a kid, and M&Ms, too. But Tootsie Rolls and M&Ms don’t taste the same any more. Don’t know if they changed the recipe (probably switched from sugar to corn syrup), or if my taste buds have changed (and they probably have), or both. <sigh> Oh, for the good ol’ days! :P

Blueroses's avatar

64 million a day??
They must have some use in road construction. Perhaps explaining why fresh asphalt is sticky and bouncy feeling.

Jude's avatar

@aprilsimnel Brings me back. :)

Ela's avatar

I love tootsie rolls. I remember stopping by the candy store and buying them for a penny on my way home from school.
When I was in college, the receptionist would keep a jar of them at her desk for me. I’d pinch a couple a day and she would always say I needed them to keep my eyes dark brown.

LMAO @trailsillustrated that’s too funny!

AshlynM's avatar

I despise Tootsie Rolls. Never liked them and never will.

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