When we were kids, there was one thing everyone knew for sure – if you found a star on your tootsie pop wrapper, a free sucker was in your future. Right?
It turns out that even Tootsie Pop has no idea where this urban legend began, but they definitely don’t honor it.
Not only that, but it’s not even really rare.
Are you kidding me?
The real question is, who made it up? Why? How on earth did it get so far-reaching and why did no one ever, you know, try to actually trade in their wrapper for a free one?
An odd chapter in American history, to be sure, but one that’s now closed.