What is the purpose of sugar in a tootsie pop?
To give the Tootsie Pop flavor.
Usually there is molasses, gelatin, and of course tootsie. THE SECRET INGREDIENT IS........ Say they are making an orange flavored tootsie pop, they will add a special kind of syrup usually combined with the gelatin in gummy bears. grape tootsie pop - grape candy syrup cherry tootsie pop - cherry candy syrup strawberry tootsie pop - strawberry candy syrup etc.