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 ...
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!
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.
Just recently my three and a half year old daughter (who by the way is absolutely beautiful and usually very sweet) has been lashing out when she is corrected or asked to do something. She spits, hits me (without me...