Tootsie Rolls are the top-selling chewy chocolate candy in America, according to Tootsie Roll Industries. They a relatively low-fat candy, and have been made using the same recipe since 1896. The flavor of Tootsie Rolls features a cocoa taste with fruit undertones, according to Tootsie Roll Industries.
Calories and Fat
A single serving of Tootsie Rolls, which is 40 grams or approximately six pieces of candy, contains 140 calories, 3 grams of fat and 1/2 gram of saturated fat, according to Tootsie Roll Industries. The fat content makes up 5 percent of the recommended daily value, based on a 2,000 calorie diet, and the saturated fat content comprises 3 percent of the daily value. There is 1 gram of trans fat per serving.
The ingredients of Tootsie Rolls are: corn syrup, sucrose, modified corn starch, gelatin, grape juice concentrate, citric acid, hydrogenated coconut oil, natural and artificial flavors, carnauba wax, artificial colors and beeswax, according to CandyFavorites.com.
According to Tootsie Roll Industries, a serving of Tootsie Rolls contains 2 percent of the recommended daily value of calcium and 4 percent of the recommended daily value of iron. A serving also includes a gram of protein and 15 milligrams of sodium.
Tootsie Rolls are gluten-free, according to Tootsie Roll Industries. They’re also free of nut products, including peanuts, as well as wheat, rye, barley, spelt and oats. The candies do contain dairy, soy and corn products.
Tootsie Rolls were certified kosher in 2009 by the Orthodox Union, the world’s largest kosher certification agency. Now, all Tootsie Rolls products bear the OU kosher certification symbol, which is carried by more than 400,000 products in 80 countries.
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