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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    More than 60 million Tootsie Rolls are made every day. (0:16)

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    The Tootsie Pop was the first soft-centered lollipop. (0:27)

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    The Tootsie Rolls company has reduced the thickness of the hard coating on Tootsie Pops over the years. (0:54)

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