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Tootsie Roll Calories

Submitted by on July 31, 2009 – 3:58 pm | 253,913 views
  • SumoMe

Tootsie Rolls were invented in 1896 not long after Austrian-born Leo Hirshfield opened a tiny candy shop in New York City. Taking full advantage of his confectioner’s background, Hirshfield personally blended, cooked, and peddled a variety of products, including an individually wrapped, oblong, chewy, chocolate candies that quickly became a customer favorite. Sold at a penny apiece and affectionately named after Hirshfield’s five-year old daughter, Clara, whose nickname was “Tootsie,” Tootsie Rolls propelled Hirshfield’s modest corner store into a burgeoning candy enterprise that has evolved in little more than a century into the multinational corporation, Tootsie Roll Industries.

A single contains about 26 calories and weighs 6.63 grams; a single serving of Tootsie Rolls (6 pieces) contains about 155 calories. The Company web site,, as well as many other calorie and diet web sites, report about 10 percent fewer calories. Our data comes from the USDA nutrient database.

There is also a sugar-free cousin to the Tootsie Roll which contains a just only 20 calories fewer.

You can view complete calorie and nutrient information on our Tootsie Roll USDA data page.

Serving Size:
100 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from : 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.31g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat na  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g  
Monounsaturated Fat 1.9g  
Cholesterol 2g 1%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Potassium 116mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 87.7g 29%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 56.32g  
Vitamin A 0% RDI   Vitamin C 0% RDI
Calcium 4% RDI   Iron 4% RDI
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Toosie Roll Industries Web Site

Promotions: When we reviewed, we found a contest to win $50,000 if you can guess the number of licks it takes the average person to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. There is no purchase necessary and you can enter here:

The Tootsie Store: Yes, you can buy clothing, jewelry, pillows, gift certificates and more online. Hmmm, a Tootsie Roll salt and shaker set?

The iconic Tootsie Roll

Factory Tour: Their web site has 9 videos showing how their candy is made, plus a video discussing THE important question: How many licks does it take to get the center of a Tootsie Pop? Important, yes, but after 20 or more years discussing this, I think they need a new marketing campaign.

One Happy Tootsie Roll Family with all the kids

Ringtones: Ok, this is where it is at. I don’t even have a cell phone, but if I did, Tootsie Pop #4 would be my ringtone. What? No Tootsie ROLL ringtones?



Video/Commercials: The Tootsie web site has a good selection of vintage commercials and video clips. Groovy stuff. One gets the impression that their advertising has not changed much in the past few decades.

A clip from the vintage Tootsie media collection

Retro 1970s Tootsie Roll Commercial. This one is also on the Tootsie webs site.


This is listed as a 1980s commercial. Obviously much older.


1959 commercial for Tootsie Pops. Black and white, of course.

1950s commercial with Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob. CAUTION! This might be really scary if you didn’t live through the 1950s.


PAUL WINCHELL PREVIEW and TOOTSIE ROLL COMMERCIAL from the 50s. You might think the 1950s was little more than a ventriloquism act.

The Sweet Taste of Success?

Save a little money back after buying that bag of Tootsie Rolls – maybe you would like to buy a few shares of their stock. Yes, they are a publicly traded stock on the New York Stock Exchange where they are known as “TR.” When we wrote this article in late July 2009, the stock was trading around $25 per share.

Tootsie Roll Industries

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