About a month ago, I was eating one of these at work:
My wrapper had the Indian shooting a star on it. It piqued my curiosity: where does the rumor about getting a free sucker come from, and is it even true? My coworkers and I discussed, hypothesized, and researched it. We found our answer from snopes.com and the official Tootsie Roll website.
Although we discovered the rumor's roots are entirely unknown, and there was never such a promotion (at least from the company), we also found that Tootsie Roll Industries "responds to every child's letter." I decided to test them.
So I mustered up all my inner child and youthful handwriting (and unfortunately forgot to make a copy before mailing it out), and wrote Tootsie Roll Industries a letter with my enclosed Indian wrapper.
This is what I got back:
My letter--that the lady actually signed in pen, not just with a stamped autograph--was accompanied by a "top secret" story of the legend of the Indian wrapper. I shared it with my coworkers and they thought it was amazing.
If you ever have an itching to find out the "true" story of the Indian wrapper, all you have to do is send the company a letter and you, too, can have an official letter and story detailing the "Legend of the Indian Wrapper."