Monday, November 29, 2010

Candy Cane Tootsie Pop Drops

Candy Cane Tootsie Pop DropsA couple of years ago Tootsie brought back their classic Tootsie Pop Drops. The package heralds them as Tootsie Pops without the stick! but they’re actually a mini version of a hard candy with a little filling of chewy, chocolatey Tootsie Rolls.

It only makes sense that they’d do seasonal versions, such as the Candy Cane Tootsie Pop in this smaller, sharable format. I believe these hit the shelves last year, but I didn’t find them until this year.

The 3.5 ounce box holds a thick foil/plastic pouch with the candies inside. I’m never keen on this “bag inside a box” package, but I do admit that all of the candies came out looking great, no chips or broken ones and it wasn’t just a bag of sugar dust.


I loved the look of them when I dumped them out of the bag. They’re thick and feel heavy and solid, like pieces of glass. The color of the candy is a very light and milky pink with red stripes. They’re smaller than a Starlight Mint but I find the size and shape excellent in the mouth.

The hard candy is smooth and has very few voids. The dissolve is good with a good mint flavor that has a few pops and sparkles of extra flavor on occasion. At the center is a small piece of a Tootsie Roll. I found the ratio to be a bit off, I’d like more Tootsie Roll, but still the chew of it is good. The flavor of the Tootsie Roll itself is always a bit disappointing, mostly because the chocolate flavor is often a bit musty and watery instead of woodsy and cocoa-ish. In this case there’s a hint of rum and less of the cardboard taste, probably because of the essence of Peppermint at play here.

There’s only the one flavor in the package, just like the old days when I would buy a roll of just Orange or Grape Tootsie Pop Drops. It would be fun to see these wrapped individually in wax paper and sold in rolls at least for the nostalgia value at Christmas. But the addition of seasonal flavors is a great touch that I hope Tootsie continues.

The new packaging advises that the Tootsie facility that made these is peanut free, gluten free, egg free and tree nut free. (It does contain milk ingredients and soy.)

Related Candies

  1. Candy Cane Tootsie Pops
  2. Tootsie Pop Drops
  3. Tootsie Rolls & Fruit Rolls
  4. Chocolate Filled Candy Canes
  5. Hershey’s Chocolate Mint Candy Canes
  6. The Mint Kisses: Chocolate Mint & Candy Cane

Name: Candy Cane Tootsie Pop Drops
Brand: Tootsie
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Noe Valley - San Francisco)
Price: $1.50
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 100
Categories: Candy, Christmas, Tootsie, Chews, Hard Candy & Lollipops, Kosher, Mints, 7-Worth It, United States, Walgreen's

POSTED BY Cybele AT 4:26 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyChristmasTootsieChewsHard Candy & LollipopsKosherMints7-Worth ItUnited StatesWalgreen's

  1. Mmmm these sound good smile  Unlike the rest of my family, I love chocolate & peppermint.

    Comment by Amber on 11/29/10 at 4:32 pm #
  2. I like the look of these and the taste is appropriate for a holiday candy, but I’m not sure candy cane would be my first choice.

    Now, if they were a root beer, citrus, or caramel variety…

    Comment by Russ on 11/29/10 at 4:35 pm #
  3. I got a box at Target. I have been buying the regular Tootsie Pop Drops at CVS and Walgreens (the Dollar Tree had them for while). They come in cherry, grape, chocolate and blue razzberry. I am addicted! I drive my co-workers crazy because I can’t resist the “crunch”!

    Comment by Marilyn on 11/29/10 at 8:28 pm #
  4. Oops!  I forgot there’s orange too smile

    Comment by Marilyn on 11/29/10 at 8:30 pm #
  5. These are delicious. Ive eaten two boxes this year, and Im not a hard candy person. I paid full price, $1.59 for the first box, and didnt regret it at all. I only paid $.50 for the second, and still worth every penny!!

    Comment by Crystal on 1/03/11 at 5:11 am #
  6. what stores in Iowa carries these tootis pop drops Thanks for a answer if u have one

    Comment by Diane on 7/16/11 at 4:46 pm #
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