Tootsie Rolls are a Blast from the Past
Tootsie Rolls-Candy of the Day
Last Day of National Candy Month 2017
Sadly, it's the last day of June. That means it's the end of National Candy Month. Thank you for following us on our delicious Candy Loving journey! We hope that you've been inspired to eat more candy, and maybe you've even learned some new and interesting candy facts. I know I did, it's been sweet! About to get even sweeter as I unwrap my Tootsie Rolls...
The Original Penny Candy
This old fashion candy all started with a very poor Austrian immigrant,a recipe for delicious candy, and of course a sweet dream! Tootsie Rolls were invented by Leo Hirschfeld. He must have got his sweet determination from his father who was also a candy maker back home in Austria. Leo first sold Tootsie Rolls in his little shop in New York in 1896. He wrapped each candy by hand. The Tootsie Roll candy is said to be the very first penny candy that was ever sold! Over the years Tootsie Rolls gained immense popularity, and in 1917 Tootsie Rolls were in huge demand. Tootsie Roll Industries
has grown to be a huge candy empire and now produces some of our favourite candy brands including: Charms
, Charleston Chew
, Dubble Bubble
, Sugar Daddy
, Junior Mints
, Cry Baby
and so many more!
Tootsie Rolls named after a Sweetie
I have always wondered about the name and finally learned where it came from. Apparently, Leo Hirschfeld had a sweet little daughter named Clara. It is said that his nick name for Clara was Tootsie, so Leo decided to name the Tootsie Roll candy after his daughter.
Summer Candy that won't melt in the sun
Tootsie Rolls were thought of as being a great alternative to chocolate and they wouldn't melt in the sun, making them a good choice in hotter weather. Soldiers were given Tootsie Rolls in their rations making it easy for them to enjoy as they would not spoil. They were also a quick pick me up for the soldiers. Tootsie Rolls were even an affordable candy during the Depression. The ingredients were not rationed and they were very inexpensive, so everyone could enjoy them.
Everyone Loves Tootsie Rolls!
To this day Tootsie Rolls are a favorite of many candy lovers! There are over 64 million made everyday! Tootsie Rolls remain a staple in the candy world to this day. They are an old fashion candy that never goes out of style!
Candy District has been posting about an iconic candy a day during National Candy Month 2017.
Please read them all and be a Sweetie and post a comment about your favourite candy!