How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To the Center of #ThrowbackThursday?

Fourteen minutes and fifty seconds.


After a month-long hiatus while your hard-working writer was busy prancing through the Christmas archives, Throwback/Flashback is back for more fun in the archives of commercials!

Today’s return to the archives takes us back to the good old days of black-and-white commercials, where we have to take the commercial’s word for it when they say “in new orange flavor!” Because we can’t see the colors.  This time around, we’ll be looking at candy commercials, which should be visual torture for anyone starting their “New Year, New You” diet plan.  Which probably doesn’t include candy.

In today’s installment…

Flavors we’ll take the spokesmouse’s word for!


Candy companies (who at one time) believed “artificial” is a nasty word!


Lucky kids…and Tootsie Roll Pops!


The ultimate struggle between angels, devils, and how to eat a Tootsie Roll Pop.


Sugar Daddies that make your eyes pop…and my screenshots goofy looking!


Before Doublemint twins, there were Certs!  Two, two mints in one!

(I think The Count from Sesame Street wrote that and removed his laughter.)


“Scientists” who test the effectiveness of Clorets.


So much guilty pleasure.  So much taste.  So much temptation!

So, whenever you’re ready, indulge that sweet tooth you’re trying to suppress and click play!

You know, it is all so decadent and wonderful, but it doesn’t answer the most important question…

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?

There really needs to be an answer to this!


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