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Tootsie Roll Pops “Legend of the Indian Wrapper”

Contributed by Nick Sherman on Oct 23rd, 2015. Artwork published in .
    Tootsie Roll Pops “Legend of the Indian Wrapper”
    Source: http://siouxlandobserver.blogspot.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    A popular urban legend claims that any wrapper for a Tootsie Roll Pop that has an image of an American Indian shooting a star with a bow and arrow can be redeemed for free candy. It is not true. Tootsie Roll Industries created a special letter to send to any hopeful seekers of free candy. As Snopes.com describes it:

    The company originally sent special letters expressing their regret to prize-seekers, then in 1982 they created their “Legend of the Indian Wrapper” to accompany those letters “with the hope that children’s liking for a good story would help to assuage their disappointment.”

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    1 Comment on “Tootsie Roll Pops “Legend of the Indian Wrapper””

    1. Amanda Chambers says:
      Nov 1st, 2017  10:05 pm
      This is not an urban legend it is true in Richardson, Texas gas stations will honor it!
    2. Luke Frangos says:
      May 14th, 2018  8:09 pm

      I like the story. It is very interesting, but I guess that’s the point. I myself have an Indian wrapper and searched up the rare image. I found the rumor was false, but the rumor I heard was different. I heard that if you get the Indian wrapper you could get 1,000 dollars if you redeemed it. Welp, I guess both rumors are false. :/

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