Tootsie Rolls were a part of soldiers' rations in World War 2

Tootsie Rolls, the hard, brown candy that often gets compared to a human waste product for its looks if not for its taste, actually played a role in the Second World War. Tootsie Rolls were added to soldiers’ field rations due to their hardy nature. They could survive without much change for long periods of time and under basically any weather conditions, and they doubled as a tasty snack for soldiers to eat alongside their more bland food options.