Food of the Seventies, Tootsie Roll

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Small piece of chocolate chewy candy wrapped in black,red,and write wrapper.:)
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J - March 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been trying forever to find a candy that we always bought that tasted and was packaged similar to a tootsie roll, but I'm sure it was not....it was more of a caramel color...
Rob Lambert - October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
This item wasn't mentioned in the toy category, but it relates directly to Tootsie Roll. In 1969, Mattel came out with this, similar to Thingmaker, though non-electric, and also similar to the Play-Doh modeling toys. Mattel's Toot Sweet machine. You had to insert a half-melted Tootsie Roll piece down a hatch, crush it, and pull down a lever. Out came a chocolate whistle, or whatever other flavor the candy was. The mold only worked if the candy was soft enough. I found an ad for this in a DC comic book from summer, 1969. This toy, though much safer than Thingmaker, was only produced until 1972. Historically, Tootsie Roll goes back to 1896.
Rob Lambert - October 30, 2014 - Report this comment
One correction: The name of the toy I described previously is Toot TWEET, not Sweet. The comic book ad also claimed that each candy whistle produced could be blown...and sound like a real whistle! That I find hard to believe.

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