Tootsie Roll Pops are the best of both worlds. They are a tootsie roll, a fruity hard candy, and a lollipop all in one! They are popular at birthday parties and during Halloween. Before you unwrap a Tootsie Roll Pop, check: Are Tootsie Roll Pops Gluten Free?
What Are Tootsie Pops?
Believe it or not, Tootsie Rolls (and hence their pops) got their name when the creator, Leo Hirschfield, opened a candy store in New York City. Tootsie Rolls were named after his daughter.
Each Tootsie Pop has only 60 calories, making them a lower-calorie candy choice. You can also check out all the candy brands I researched on my Candy List.
Answer: Are Toosie Pops Gluten Free?
Yes, Tootsie Pops are gluten free. Tootsie Industries is very good about labeling its candies with allergens, as seen in the photo below. They openly label the lollipops gluten free right on the bag.
Which of your products is gluten free?
At this time, all of our confections are gluten free. We do not use wheat, barley, rye, oats, triticale, spelt or any of their components and that includes our dusting on our conveyor belts. We do use corn and soy products in the manufacturing of our products.Tootsie Industries website
Their website also states that their candy is gluten free. At this time, none of their candy includes gluten ingredients. Because of this, there are no shared lines with any gluten ingredients.
If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, you should be okay to eat the candies. That being said, ingredients and suppliers change, so always double-check the packaging for the gluten free icon.
If you are sorting through your kids' Halloween candy, you can feel confident that Tootsie Pops and other candies by Tootsie Company are safe for your kids.
Tootsie Pops Ingredients List:
- Corn Syrup
- Palm Oil
- Citric Acid (May Contain Malic Acid)
- Condensed Skim Milk
- Artificial And Natural Flavors
- Soy Lecithin
- Artificial Colors (Including FD&C Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1), Strawberry Powder.
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This post was updated from an older June 2015 post with more details and easier-to-follow directions.