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The Ultimate Guide to Tootsie Roll Candies

Tootsie Roll

Last Updated on October 28, 2022 by Jim Edwards

Tootsie Roll is a brand that has evolved with many delicious and diverse flavors. At first, it was just about a sweet chocolate flavor rolled as penny candy, but now there are more than a few products to choose from, we will discuss in detail below.


Tootsie Roll – History

The flavorful Tootsie Roll candy has been loved by people for over a century! It started as a chocolate taffy with caramel and taffy flavors combined. This deliciously chewy candy was established by Leo Hirschfield, who started his candy business with a small shop in New York City.

By 1907, he had prepared the Tootsie Rolls individually wrapped as penny candy for the first time in the US. He named it after his daughter, Clara, lovingly called “Tootsie.” This was the beginning of Tootsie Roll Industries, now based in Chicago. The company makes almost 64 million candies per day!

Tootsie Roll Flavors

Tootsie Roll has various sweet and tangy flavors in store for us. Besides the cocoa-flavored Tootsie candy. They offer candies as pops, fruit chews, frooties, and more. The tastes vary with the product type. Their most popular flavors include:

  • Cherry
  • Orange
  • Vanilla
  • Lemon
  • Grape
  • Green apple
  • Blue raspberry
  • Banana-berry
  • Fruit punch

Tootsie Roll Pops

Tootsie Roll Pops are candy-filled lollipops with a unique blend of tastes. It starts with a hard candy coating on the outside and takes you on a delicious ride to discover the Tootsie Roll-filled chewy center. It is one of the Tootsie originals with candy in the center!

Tootsie promotes the product as a guilt-free treat because it is a fat-free, low-cal pop. So, adults and children alike can enjoy this candy. Raspberry, cherry, orange, chocolate, and grape make the original pop mix.

Tootsie Roll Pops in a cup

Tootsie Roll Fruit Chews

Fruit Chews are the most famous Tootsie Roll products with bite-sized candies. The fruit flavor is intense and somewhat addictive if you have a sweet tooth. The best part is that the candies are individually wrapped. So, whenever you want to eat a Tootsie Roll, you can eat a fresh piece.

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Tootsie Fruit Chews come in five sweet and tart flavors: lemon, vanilla, line, cherry, and orange. Since the product is so famous, the candy company offers them in various package sizes. For the fans of Fruit Chews, they have a Mega Mix 4lb bag.

Tootsie Roll Eggs

Tootsie Roll Eggs are packaged in a purple bag containing mixed-fruit flavored candies. The candies are coated and shaped like eggs. Every bite is a different flavor that kids would love to enjoy.

They are part of Tootsie Roll’s seasonal treats, and people buy them in bulk for Easter. You can use the colorful Eggs for Easter Egg Stuffing. The candies are peanut-free and gluten-free, so any kid or adult can enjoy them without worrying about allergies.

Tootsie Roll Frooties

Frooties were introduced back in the ‘70s and are still manufactured following their popularity. They give a tough competition to Fruit Chews. They are fresh, fruit-flavored Tootsie Roll candies that are perfect for your sugar cravings. There are 11 sugary flavors that you can enjoy, including:

  • Strawberry lemonade
  • Fruit punch
  • Watermelon
  • Cherry limeade
  • Mango

Tootsie Rolls in a truck

Tootsie Roll Midgees

One addition that probably spiked the sales for Tootsie Roll was introducing Midgees to their product list! It is a brown-colored, gluten-free, and peanut-free candy with the original taste of Tootsie Roll candy.

You get to enjoy chocolatey chewy candy with no more than 11 calories per piece! As you already know that you won’t be able to stop snacking once you get started with Tootsie candies, so it’s better to chew the low-calorie ones! Midgees are perfect for snacking when you are stressed or low on energy.

Mini Tootsie Roll

A candy filled with a soft, chewy center enclosed in a light candy shell is bound to get candy lovers excited! Tootsie Roll introduced their next generation of Tootsie Rolls with Mini Tootsie Roll. The mini bites are the same as the Fruit Chews, but the candy coating gives it the edge any candy-eating person would appreciate.

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Mini Tootsie candy is available in five flavors: Lime, lemon, orange, blue raspberry, and cherry. All flavors are available in a single bag with no individual wrapping.

Tootsie Rolls for candy lovers

Tootsie Roll Sizes and Calories

There are many Tootsie Roll products available, but the popular ones are

Tootsie Roll Items Serving Size Calories per Serving
Tootsie Rolls 33 gm 120
Fruit Chews 5 pieces (33 gm) 120
Mini Bites 13 pieces (29 gm) 100
Frooties 10 pieces (31 gm) 110
Andes Mints 2 pieces (10 gm) 50
Andes Baking Chips 4 tsp (15 gm) 80
Sugar Babies 21 pieces (31 gm) 120
Tootsie Pops 1 pop (17 gm) 60
Caramel Apple Pops 1 pop (18 gm) 70
Charleston Chew 1 bar (18 gm) 80


How Tootsie Rolls Saved the Troops

In 1950, a group of U.S. Marines fighting in North Korea got stranded without enough ammunition. They managed to get to safety, but only with the help of — wait for it — Tootsie Rolls. Imagine that!

Video: Tootsie Roll Factory

 Take a fascinating look inside the Tootsie Roll Factory and see how these delicious chocolate chews are made!

Tootsie Roll Summary

Tootsie Roll is among the top candy companies in the US because it preserves the original flavor and introduces new and improved flavors. If you only knew Tootsie candy as a chocolate flavor before, we hope this article has helped you realize the many flavors there are to try! We love the Fruit Chews more than the others.

Which Tootsie Roll candy is your favorite?

Tootsie Roll – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Is a Tootsie Roll?

Tootsie Roll is a chocolate or fruit-flavored filled candy popular in the US. Each candy is individually wrapped to keep the taste fresh for consumers.

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How Many Calories are in a Tootsie Roll?

Different flavors and products of Tootsie Roll have different calories count. A standard Tootsie Roll has a serving size of 33 gm with 120 calories per serving.

How Many Calories are in a Mini Tootsie Roll?

A mini Tootsie Roll has 100 calories per serving. Each serving size is of 13 pieces or 29 gm of candy.

Who Owns Tootsie Roll?

Tootsie Roll Industries owns Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Pops, and more. The company adopted this name in 1966.

What Is a Tootsie Roll Made Of?

Tootsie Rolls are made of sugar, palm oil, corn syrup, condensed skim milk, whey, cocoa, artificial and natural flavors.

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