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The Cool Kidz ponder the proverbial question of how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie PopFriday, March 26th, 2010 by Jon
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
Tootsie pops come in many assorted flavors such as chocolate, cherry, orange, and grape, however we only tried Chocolate Tootise Pops
From past experiences, all tootsie pop flavors are delicious and will not leave you without a smile.
Tootsie pops are lollipops with a hard candy surrounding a delectable tootsie roll on the inside. You can find them anywhere, and they last awhile, which is a plus. Who does not love that? Let us know what you think, because from our experience, they’re great!
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Peace & Love,
The Cool Kidz
EDITOR’S NOTE: A group of engineering students from Purdue University recorded that their licking machine, modeled after a human tongue, took an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
They tried the same licking test on 20 volunteers and found that the average licks to the center were 252 licks!
What comes around goes around and this applies to the beloved, and elusive, Chocolate Tootsie Pops.
In 1931, fueled by the success of the soft “chocolaty” Tootsie Roll, an employee of the Sweets Company of America – renamed Tootsie Roll Industries in 1966 – decided to encase the famous candy in a hard candy shell and thus Tootsie Pops were inadvertently born. These famous lollipops were a precursor to what is now called “novelty candy” as they were advertised as candy with a prize center.
I am sure that the inventor, Luke Weisgram, never imagined that the company would eventually produce twenty (20) million lollipops daily!
The first flavor was chocolate which remains the most sought after flavor as any supermarket bulk candy bin will silently attest. Today, despite literally dozens of flavors, Chocolate Tootsie Pops remain an elusive treat.
As to the proverbial question of “how many licks does it take to get to center of a Tootsie Roll Pop,” a group of engineering students from Purdue University recorded that their licking machine, modeled after a human tongue, took an average of 364 licks to get to the center! So much for the beloved Tootsie Mascot, Mr. Owl’s claim of “the world may never know…”
As for the urban legend that if you receive a Tootsie Pop with a Native American aiming a bow and arrow, Tootsie Pop Industries will give you free candy, we are sad to report that like so many legends, this remains more fiction than fact, however, if you contact Tootsie Roll Industries and tell them how many licks it takes to finish your Tootsie Pop, the will send you a Clean Stick Certificate.
PS: Ironically, I noticed that boxes from the manufacturer are now bearing the following, “Watch for new flavors added to our mix.” Stay tuned, as this will surely be the topic of another entry….