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National Tootsie Roll Day

Get ready to indulge in the chewy goodness of Tootsie Rolls on National Tootsie Roll Day - a sweet treat that never goes out of style!
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February 23
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Introduction

Get your sweet tooth ready for National Tootsie Roll Day on February 23! This iconic candy has been around since the early 1900s and has become a beloved treat for people of all ages. Did you know that the inventor of the Tootsie Roll, Leo Hirschfield, named it after his daughter's nickname? And during World War II, Tootsie Rolls were added to soldiers' rations because they could withstand extreme temperatures and provided a quick burst of energy. Whether you prefer the classic chocolate flavor or one of the many variations now available, there's no denying that Tootsie Rolls hold a special place in our hearts...and taste buds! So let's celebrate this delicious confection on its very own day!

History of National Tootsie Roll Day

National Tootsie Roll Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1896</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tootsie Roll Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Leo Hirschfield, a New York-based candy maker, introduces the Tootsie Roll, named after his daughter's nickname.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1922</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sweets Company of America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tootsie Rolls are produced under the newly-formed "Sweets Company of America" after changes to the original company.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1931</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Tootsie Pop</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Tootsie Roll Pop -- a hard candy lollipop with a Tootsie Roll center -- is invented, adding a new treat to the Tootsie lineup.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1942-1945</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tootsie Rolls in WWII</div><div class='timeline-text'>During World War II, Tootsie Rolls were included in American soldiers' field rations due to their ability to withstand a variety of weather conditions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1972</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Company Renamed to Tootsie Roll Industries"</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Sweets Company of America is renamed Tootsie Roll Industries to better reflect its flagship product.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Celebration of National Tootsie Roll Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>February 23 is officially recognized as National Tootsie Roll Day, celebrating this iconic chewy chocolate candy.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Tootsie Roll Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake Tootsie Roll treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put a twist on traditional baked goods by incorporating Tootsie Rolls into your recipes. Try making Tootsie Roll brownies, cookies, or even a Tootsie Roll cake!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create Tootsie Roll art</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and use Tootsie Rolls to make sculptures or paintings! This is a fun and unique way to celebrate National Tootsie Roll Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Tootsie Roll taste test</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather different flavors of Tootsie Rolls and have a blind taste test with your friends and family. See if they can guess the flavors correctly!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a Tootsie Roll movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pop some popcorn and settle in for a movie night featuring films or TV shows with Tootsie Roll references, such as "E.T." and "The Simpsons."</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate Tootsie Rolls to a charity</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread some sweetness by donating Tootsie Rolls to a local charity or food bank. It's a great way to celebrate while also giving back to your community.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Tootsie Roll Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tootsie Rolls are a classic treat</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Ever since they were introduced in 1896, Tootsie Rolls have been a beloved candy among children and adults alike. They're a staple at Halloween and movie theaters, making them a familiar and nostalgic snack for many.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>They come in many flavors</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>While the original chocolate flavor is the most well-known, Tootsie Roll also offers a variety of other flavors such as vanilla, cherry, strawberry, and more. This allows for some fun taste-testing and trying out new flavors on National Tootsie Roll Day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>They're versatile in recipes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tootsie Rolls aren't just a simple candy to enjoy on its own - they can also be used in creative ways to make treats like cake pops, brownies, and even cocktails! National Tootsie Roll Day gives you the perfect excuse to try out some of these delicious recipes.</p></div></div>

5 Tootsie Roll Facts to Sweeten Your Day

National Tootsie Roll Day FAQs

When is National Tootsie Roll Day?

National Tootsie Roll Day is celebrated on February 23 every year. In 2024 National Too

National Tootsie Roll Day Dates

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2023

Feb 23

Thursday

2024

Feb 23

Friday

2025

Feb 23

Sunday

2026

Feb 23

Monday

2027

Feb 23

Tuesday

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