Free Tootsie Pops!

March 27, 2007 at 9:10 am 2 comments

tootsiecrop3.jpg

When I was 11, I sent a complaint letter to the Tootsie Roll company, asking why the chocolate center in Tootsie Pops had become smaller and smaller through the many years I had been a consumer.  They responded only with the above letter.  What I had hoped for was some free tootsie pops, just as a gesture.  All I ever got was this letter which I have saved for almost 25 years.

I recently had brunch with some childhood friends and their son, Jaden.  The restaurant had a bowl of “Dum Dum” lollipops for the kids.  When Jaden was happily licking the pop, it struck me was how small the lollipop was now.   Did I remember it bigger because I was little when I last had one or had the size of the “dum dum” actually shrunk through the years?  It got us talking and reminded me about the complaint letter I sent to the Tootsie Roll company so long ago about Tootsie Pops, my beloved snack. 

I just loved Tootsie Pops.  My favorite flavor back then was grape.  ( I have since switched to orange).  I used to dip my “pops” in water which for some reason added to the taste and then took lick after lick.  This treat was a great snack because it lasted such a long time unless you could not resist the great chocolate treat in the center and bit into the Tootsie Pop prematurely, just like the owl in the old TV commercials (how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop? 

It’s nice to know that years before there was ever an internet, some companies were proactive enough to respond to customer complaints.  But, I still would have preferred some free Tootsie Pops. 

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Pretzelgirl's Favorites, Snack History, Tootsie Pops. Tags: , , .

What, No More Free Samples? What’s all this about the Indian on Tootsie Pop wrappers?

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Theatre Guy  |  March 28, 2007 at 1:44 am

    WOW – amazing that after all these many, many, many years you still have that!… Personally, I preferred Tootsie Rolls to Tootsie Pops….

    Reply
  • 2. Pretzelgirl  |  March 28, 2007 at 7:15 am

    Yes, much as I hate to admit this, the letter is 20+ years old….I really don’t know why I saved it….maybe I just thought the response was funny…..

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 8 other followers

Follow Pretzelgirl on Twitter


%d bloggers like this: