Happy National Tootsie Roll Day! Tootsie Martini & Trivia.


Did you know that Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy to be sold in the United States? Of course, that was back in the day when you could buy a piece of candy for a penny.  Tootsie Rolls were named for Clara Hirshfield, the daughter of creator Leo Hirshfield, whose nickname for her was Tootsie.

Created in 1896 by Mr. Hirshfield in his small candy shop in New York City, Tootsie Rolls have changed very little from his original recipe and are still the same chewy, chocolaty goodness that we all know and love.

Tootsie Rolls have long been a favorite of mine and I still keep a bag in the house to this day.  It's said that the company includes a portion of the previous day's batch so that, ". . . . there's (theoretically) a bit of Leo's very first Tootsie Roll in every one of the sixty four million Tootsie Rolls that Tootsie produces each day." 

I don't know how much of that original Tootsie Roll is still in my Tootsie Midgee but it's a nice thought, isn't it?

Celebrate with my

February 23rd is National Tootsie Roll Day.

Cheers & Enjoy your Toot-Toot Tootsie Martini today!

Updated 7-2018
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