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New Frooties Flavor Offers Mouthwatering Fun!
January 2013

Tootsie Roll Passion Fruit FrootiesChicago, IL - Tootsie Roll Industries now delivers to all candy lovers the exuberant flavor found in Passion Fruit. A new flavor that consists of a blend of sweetness with a tangy kick of passion fruit that melts away leaving behind a reminder of its deliciousness. The new Passion Fruit flavor joins an already varied family of Frooties that includes Grape, Strawberry, Fruit Punch, Green Apple, Blue Raspberry, Watermelon, Strawberry Lemonade and Cran-blueberry.

New Tootsie Roll King Size Pouch - Perfect Size for Sharing or Indulging
January 2013

Tootsie Roll Big SizeChicago, IL - Tootsie Roll Industries is now part of the popular KING SIZE market. The Tootsie Roll King Size consists of 15 individually wrapped Midgees, making this product is perfect for sharing, indulging or saving a serving for later. The metallic packaging protects the product's integrity; preserving its freshness and great flavor.

This product is kosher certified, and nut, egg and gluten-free.

Two New Shippers, Filled with BIG-SIZED Favorites for Only $1
January 2013

Tootsie Roll 2 Bar SizeChicago, IL - Candy lovers will be thrilled to enjoy the great flavor of two of our popular offerings at a great value. At $1.00 per pack, how can one resist indulging in these BIG, chewy, delicious chocolate candies?

  • Tootsie Roll Giant Bar Twin Pack
    • Each pack contains two giant Tootsie Roll chocolate flavor bars totaling 5 oz.
  • Charleston Chew Big Bar
    • This big bar is 4 oz. of chewy nougat and chocolaty goodness!

    These products are kosher certified, and nut, egg and gluten-free.

Tootsie Roll Mega Mix Now Available in Resealable Stand-Up Pouch!

Chicago, IL - Tootsie Roll Industries now gives chocolate lovers extra convenience with the new packaging for the Tootsie Roll Mega Mix! This Tootsie Roll delivers something for everyone: Midgees, Mini Midgees, Juniors, Snack Bars and Mini Bars. Resealable, stand-up pouch offers convenience and easy storage.

Tootsie Fruit Rolls Max the Fun with 8-Flavor Mega Mix

Chicago, IL - Tootsie Roll Industries delivers maximum fun with Tootsie Fruit Rolls 8-Flavor Mega Mix Bag that includes three fantastic NEW flavors! In addition to the favorite five original flavors of Vanilla, Cherry, Lemon, Lime and Orange, candy lovers will love the hot new flavors only available in this special release Mega Mix Bag! This product is Kosher as well as nut, egg and gluten-free.

New Tootsie Roll Assortment of Banks You Can Trust!

Chicago, IL - Tootsie Roll Industries is pleased to introduce a new Tootsie Roll Bank shipper display that gives candy aficionados three great choices: Vanilla Midgee Banks, Tootsie Fruit Roll Banks, and Classic Tootsie Roll Midgee Banks Each 4 ounce reusable bank provides lasting enjoyment. The banks are kosher, nut, egg and gluten-free.

New Sour DOTS

Chicago, IL - Tootsie Roll Industries is pleased to introduce the latest addition to the DOTS Family: Sour DOTS! This gumdrop is not for the faint of heart; with five tangy sweet flavors - grape, lemon, orange, cherry and green apple - these DOTS bite back! DOTS are kosher, and are nut, egg and gluten-free.

Three New Flavors Offer More Frooties Fun

Chicago, IL - Tootsie Roll Industries now give candy lovers more fun with three exhilarating new Frooties Flavors - full-bodied Root Beer, refreshing Strawberry Lemonade and crisp Cran-Blueberry! These soon-to-be favorite flavors join an already sweet Frooties family that includes Grape, Strawberry, Fruit Punch, Green Apple, Blue Raspberry and Watermelon. Labeled as kosher, and are nut, egg and gluten-free.

Press Release – December 1, 2009

Orthodox Union Approves Placement of Kosher Symbol on Package of Tootsie Roll Industries Candy

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. today announced that Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Fruit Rolls, Frooties and DOTS have become kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union (OU).  New packaging bearing the “OU” symbol will be distributed nationwide beginning in the next few weeks.

 “We take great pride in producing wholesome confectionery products with fresh ingredients of the highest quality. This will bring our iconic brands to an entirely new consumer base that can now enjoy our products,” said Ellen Gordon, President, Tootsie Roll Industries.

The OU rigorously monitors of all aspects of production. It supervises the process by which the food is prepared, examines the ingredients used to make the food and regularly inspects the processing facilities to make sure that its standards are met.

We are very pleased to have Tootsie Roll join with other leading confectionery producers who have attained OU certification in recent years. It was also gratifying for OU to guide Tootsie Roll through the certification process and bring these famous candies to the growing kosher market place,” said Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, OU Kosher’s Vice President of Communications and Marketing.

Media Clip – October 31, 2008

Tootsie Roll Factory A Fantasy Land on Halloween:

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Press Release – February 29, 2008

Chicago, Illinois – Tootsie Roll Industries is proud to announce the introduction of NEW Tootsie Pop Drops.  America’s number one selling Lollipop is now available in a bite size piece.

Tootsie Roll Pop DropsTootsie Pop Drops are a bite sized version of our traditional Tootsie Pops … just without the stick.  Each Pop Drop is a bite sized hard candy piece with a chocolatey, chewy Tootsie Roll Center.  Pop Drops are packed in brightly colored  2.25 ounce foil laminate pouches.  These pouches were designed to not only provide for strong brand recognition but also provide consumers convenience and portability.  Each pouch contains an assortment of our most popular Tootsie Pops flavors:  Chocolate, Orange, Grape, Cherry and Blue Raspberry.  These pouches are perfect for today’s on the go consumers.

Pop Drops are packed in two colorful formats:  A 24 ct. display carton with 12 cartons per shipping case and a 96 ct. Power Wing Shipper. Pop Drops are priced competitively with other count goods in the market place and are currently shipping to wholesalers right now.