This was a very sweet assignment.

With the help of, we can share the favorite flavors ranking order of the iconic Tootsie Pop.

Do you remember the old television commercial, when ”Mr. Owl” takes on the assignment of how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Tootsie Pop was highly identifiable by the popular cartoon owl, who helped a little boy learn that it only takes 3 licks to get to the center of the lollypop.

That’s only because “Mr. Owl” bit into the Tootsie Pop after just three licks.

It’s a classic television commercial and it was a great marketing and advertising campaign.

Here is the flavors ranking order, which is open for great debate.

1. CHERRY TOOTSIE POP - I totally agree, Tootsie Pop really knows how to formulate the wonderful, smooth cherry flavoring. The combination of the chocolate tootsie roll with the cherry is also over the top wonderful.

2. STRAWBERRY WATERMELON TOOTSIE POP - I have never had this flavor. FYI, Tootsie Pop does not make a plain strawberry flavored lollypop. People who have tried the strawberry watermelon variety say that the two flavors blend very well together.

3. RASPBERRY TOOTSIE POP - this overall third place ranking is well earned. I am usually not a big fan of raspberry, however, it is delicious as a Tootsie Pop and nearly as good as the cherry variety.

4. ORANGE TOOTSIE POP - I’ll eat it, but, it’s not one of my favorites. The experts say that the orange flavor with the tootsie roll center is the most balanced of them all. I don’t agree.

5. LEMON TOOTSIE POP - it’s citrusy and light, but, not nearly one of my favorites. In fact, I’ve never had one.

6. GRAPE TOOTSIE POP - this is a shocking finish. Grape deserved a much better fate in this poll. It’s delicious and this ranking is too low.

7. CARAMEL TOOTSIE POP - these are two flavors that individually I absolutely love. But, together, it comes up short in my view. For reasons I really can’t explain. It should work perfectly together, but, for some reason, it doesn’t.

Your typical Tootsie Pop variety bag, pictured above and directly below contains the following flavors.

  • Cherry
  • Raspberry
  • Grape
  • Orange
  • Chocolate
Harry Hurley photo.
Harry Hurley photo.

I hope that you enjoyed our very sweet walk down Tootsie Pop memory lane.


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