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The Tootsie Roll Legacy

The founder of the Tootsie Roll company was Leo Hirshfield, an Austrian immigrant who started the business in a small New York City shop in 1896. More than 64 million Tootsie Rolls are made every day, from a recipe that theoretically includes a little bit of the original batch.

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  1. More than 60 million Tootsie Rolls are made every day. 00:16

  2. The Tootsie Pop was the first soft-centered lollipop. 00:27

  3. The Tootsie Rolls company has reduced the thickness of the hard coating on Tootsie Pops over the years. 00:54

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