Monday, June 3, 2013

Tootsie Pop Luck

Listening to CNBC Asia "Cashflow" this evening, I caught the middle of a discussion between Bernie Lo and  Oriel Morrison (must be a slow day) about Tootsie Pops.  Bernie talked about the impossible patience necessary as a child in  counting the number of licks to get to the center of the pop.  This is only one of many mysteries in the Tootsie Pop culture-- ( see the company website the answer).

I have great memories of this candy growing up - negotiating for your favorite flavor. In fact our superstition was that you would receive good luck if the wrapper had the Birthday celebration scene.

I discovered this was not the only urban myth.   Another rumor was that if a star appeared on the wrapper you would get a free Tootsie Pop.  There is even a legend of the Indian Wrapper.

Here's the real trivia question - how many unique scenes are on all the wrappers of a Tootsie Pop?

Get a bag - and start counting  :)

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