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Today In Pop Culture: 120 Years Of Tootsie Rolls

Published on February 23rd, 2016 in: Candy, Today In Pop Culture |

By Jeffery X Martin


What exactly is a Tootsie Roll? It’s chocolate, but why doesn’t it melt unless put under extreme conditions? It isn’t delicate like a caramel, yet it won’t wrench your teeth out of your jaw like a salt water taffy. Could it possibly be alien technology, stretching its wispy tendrils into our candy-loving history?

Nah. That’s silly.


The Junk Food Junkie’s Guide to The Best and Worst Halloween Candy

Published on September 29th, 2008 in: Candy, Halloween, Issues |

By Maureen

“Trick or Treat,” my ass.

Everyone knows Halloween is all about the “treat” part, the free candy. It’s the one day a year where people of all ages can stuff their faces full of all kinds of junk food goodness under the single condition of dressing up and repeating this iconic phrase. Every neighborhood has their hot spots and their spots to avoid. There’s always a dentist somewhere giving out mini-toothbrushes, which makes kids groan. Every person has his or her own personal candy preferences, but like all holidays that involve overindulging in food, Halloween has some staples that are irrefutable.