Why do I love Tootsie Rolls? Is it their chocolaty goodness? Is it that they are never too hard or too soft for a good chew? Is it that they bring back the feelings of innocent childhood where happiness could be had for a penny?
Yeah, all of that.
So it came as a huge surprise to me that in a Halloween candy survey, Tootsie Rolls were at the bottom of the list of favorites along with corn candy. The corn candy thing I can relate to. Corn Candy is colorful and good for garnishing autumn baked goods. It is not good for much else. Tootsie Rolls, however, are good for lots of things. They are a handy snack that can be easily carried. They taste much better (and are more satisfying than) a granola bar. They do not crumble. They work just as well as a strand alone candy as they do a candy center. And best of all, they make Kitty Litter Cake realistic and truly disgusting.