Unfortunately, we do not know how this rumor started and Tootsie Roll Industries has never actually honored this promotion. In fact, the shooting star appears on 1 in every 4 to 6 Tootsie Pop wrappers, just as frequent as the other images appear. However, we do believe the star is a sign of good luck to come.
In this regard, how old is the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial?
Since Mr. Owl first dared to unravel one of the confectionary world's most puzzling secrets in the classic 1970 TV commercial, dedicated Tootsie Pop fans everywhere have tried to provide a definitive answer.
How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Pop?
A group of engineering students from Purdue University reported that its licking machine, modeled after a human tongue, took an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Twenty of the group's volunteers assumed the licking challenge-unassisted by machinery-and averaged 252 licks each to the center.
How long does it take for Tootsie Pops to expire?
Hard Candy (lollipops and butterscotch candies): Up to one year when stored at room temperature or in cool, dry conditions. Candy Corn: About nine months while sealed and approximately three to six months after the package has been opened.