This is big.
First contact with extraterrestrial intelligence will just have to wait.
I noticed, when I opened my new bag of Tootsie Roll Pops this morning, that there was a green one in there.
There’s no green Tootsie Roll Pop.
I looked at the bag, and saw a blurb on the front, “Watch for NEW FLAVORS!”
On the back of the bag, it said to visit www.tootsieroll.com for more information.
So, that was today’s first order of business after turning on the computer.
And what did I find?
That, indeed, they’ve added not one, not two, but three: Watermelon, Strawberry, and Blue Raspberry.
‘Cause I was sure, while I was savoring my very first ever greenie, that it was Lime.
I guess maybe it’s true what some people say: they all taste the same, they just have different colors.
I’ve often thought that’s what McDonald’s does: create one kind of “Soylent McDonald,” then shape, form, color and chemical-ize it into their various menu items. But I digress.
The new flavors are being carefully introduced, with but one new one to the bag.
For your information, not that you don’t already know this – one of the fundamental facts of American life (in fact, this would be a good question to ask a suspected deep cover foreign intelligence agent), the five original flavors are chocolate, orange, cherry, raspberry, and grape.
I challenge anyone to successfully distinguish – in the dark – the new Blue Raspberry from the old Raspberry.
One nice thing about Tootsie Roll Pops in the bag is the clear window they provide to see what the mix is inside.
With the new flavors, you can choose exactly which one you want to try first.
Or, kids, be like me, and try ‘em all!
FunFact: Amazon includes Tootsie Roll Pops in their new “Gourmet Food Beta” section, where you can buy a box of 100 assorted Pops for $12.50.