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Wait, it did WHAT? – The Tootsie Roll Toot Sweet

September 29, 2010

At first I thought that this was simply a cute pictogram ad for Tootsie Rolls. Than I actually read/deciphered the thing, and I learned that it was actually an ad for a toy called the “Toot Sweet.” A toy that made whistles. Out of Tootsie Rolls.

I’m in awe of the insidious ingenuity that went into this thing.

I’ve never watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but “Toot Sweets” apparently had their origin in a Dick Van Dyke musical number:

Make an irritating noise and rot your teeth all in one fell swoop — count me in!

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