How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
All in good fun of course.
This is obviously a trick question. No one licks a tootsie pop more than a few times, before they start rolling it around trying to dissolve the hard candy shell enough to get a good bite of tootsie mixed with the wafer thin, crunchy casing. My dentist confessed to doing the same.
Are you old enough to remember? "Pop, pop tootsie pop, Pop! Pop, pop tootsie pop . . . DAD!"
Oh my, that's from back when you only had two commercials at the end of the hour. The other day, there were eight or nine. Please, sell me more!
My brother and I tried to find out. Alas, in our youth, we did not have the scholarly reserve to keep licking beyond 8 and broke into a crunching frenzy that left us with aching teeth and an unanswered question that mocked us at each Saturday morning commercial break ...
According to this commercial, it is three.
It's three because anybody who loves a Tootsie Roll can't do it! lolo! I tried and lost when I was little and have tried since then. To, to complicated! lololol!
This would have been my answer! I love that commercial!
How ever many licks you think it should take to get to the center, but we are never patient enough to find out...it just tastes soo good!
The owl says, "one, two, three (crunch)... It takes three licks to get to the center" ..
It's just like the old cartoon owl says in the commercial - 3.
The world may never know.
Well, at least that's what television taught me.
I have also tried, once upon a time. It was when I was really little and i got up to 225 before I reached it
Wow, did you just lick in the one spot? I can't believe that someone actually licked all the way to the Tootsie Roll middle.
I was young and bored. Well, younger. And I might have taken a small crunch to help the process.
This is all very much dependent on the length of your tongue, and how moist your tongue it. Just save yourself time and bite it.
That would depend on how patient you are. I am considered to not be but I got up to 43 once. LOL and my kids are the same way.
I tried many times but never had enough patience to find out.
I tried this when I was a little girl. Lolol! I ended up eating it before the last lick and lost count. Those Tootsie rolls are so yummy, I just don't know. My guess at least 1000 or more. If anyone knows the answer please share!
Like the ancient toothless turtle said "I never got there without biting". WD Curry 111, nina64, jaredbangerter, cristale, Rosa and the selfless scientific sacrifice she and her brother made, regretfully in vain, all came to the same frustration filled conclusion. I can think of no one who actually managed to resist that irresistible pull of the chewy center of a tootsie roll. Did MamaBamble really get to the center? Is the moon made of cheese? 225 licks without being magnetized? Unbelievable!
THREE dammit! THREE! Didn't ANYBODY listen to Wise old Mister Owl??
MamaBambie Great question, one I considered asking. This was a great commercial when I was a child. Me, my siblings and friends tried numerous times to figure this out (in the interest of science of course). I don't think any of us made it all the way to the end without biting. Thanks for the enjoyment!
The company that makes them made an "artificial tongue" and measured somewhere north of 300 licks. I saw this on an episode of Modern Marvels (topic: candies) on the History channel just a day or two ago.
I counted once - 1,154 -- at least somewhere in that area for that pop. That was a looooong time ago! It was an extra large.
But, maybe my "licks" weren't full licks, if the company's artificial tongue only took 300!
by violetangel 10 years ago
How many licks does it really take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?Just wondering. Use to love the commercial. But, when tried to find out always lost count. Anyone ever really do this?
by MomsTreasureChest 10 years ago
Have you ever tried counting how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?
by snipsnap555 11 years ago
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?
by PR Morgan 11 years ago
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop??...They say the world will never Know...
by Ronald Stephanie WISEMAN 13 years ago
Does anybody know yet?!? How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a Tootsie Pop??
by Sarra Garrett 12 years ago
How many people really lick the pop until they get to the chocolate center??? Or do you just go ahead and bite into it???
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