You should know that the segments of a Tootsie Roll are called “Ootsies”.
You should know further that an Ootsie is a unit not just of length but of time.
And you should know that, while a standard full-sized Tootsie Roll presently consists of nine Ootsies, there was a time when it was seven Ootsies.
You should know that I have the crack candy-research staff here at OMT investigating whether present day Ootsies are smaller, or present day Tootsies larger as a result of this change (with an understanding that we need to reject one or neither of these hypotheses, and that rejecting both is impossible).
You should know that, presently for sale at Cub Foods in St Paul, MN are “Vintage Tootsie Rolls”. These have the old-style lettering on the packaging, but the packaging is otherwise very much modern, not vintage.
Finally, you should know that these vintage Tootsie Roll are partitioned into fourteen Ootsies.