With retro products becoming more popular than ever, Dakota Collectibles is pleased to announce the release of
"Candy Creations." This embroidery design collection features some of the most popular candy brands in history,
including Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Pops, Junior Mints, and Dots.
Who doesn't love Tootsie Rolls? This delicious, chocolatey candy, packaged in the familiar nostalgic wrapper,
has been a part of Americana for over 100 years. The first Tootsie Roll in the U.S. was made by Leo Hirshfield,
an Austrian immigrant, in 1896 in his small candy shop in New York City.
In his small candy shop. Hirshfield hand rolled and wrapped his chewy, chocolatey creation and named the candy
after his 5-year-old daughter, Clara, whose nickname was "Tootsie." Tootsie Rolls became the first wrapped penny candy
Today, Tootsie Rolls are produced using the basic recipe that Hirshfield used a century ago. About 62 million
Tootsie Rolls are produced every day.
Tootsie Roll Pop™
In 1931, the famous Tootsie Roll Pop was born. Tootsie Roll Pops were a revolutionary new confection, as they
were the first lollipop with a soft chewy center. Over the years, Tootsie Pops have became a part of American
history. Tootsie Pops are the No. 1 selling lollipop and are widely known by consumers trying to answer that age-old
question "Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?" The real Answer
may never be known.
Junior Mints were developed by James Welch and launched into the market in 1949. Welch named the candy after his
favorite Broadway stage performance, Junior Miss. Junior Mints, with its chocolate covered, creamy mint center
are a popular item in theaters and at home.
Delicious Dots are one of the best known brands of gumdrops in America and are considered a famous "theater candy".
Tootie Roll Industries produces more than 16 million Dots a day in their Chicago plant.