How Many Calories Are in a Mini Tootsie Roll?

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Miniature Tootsie Rolls, manufactured by Tootsie Roll Industries and known as "Midgees," contain roughly 10.8 calories each, according to FatSecret. One serving of the candies is 12 pieces.

Unlike larger Tootsie Rolls, Midgees are available in more than just chocolate, with flavors including vanilla, orange, lemon, lime and cherry. Shape magazine named the Midgee the better choice over Starburst Fruit Chews for Halloween candy, claiming that the small difference in calories between the Midgees and the Starburst adds up to significant calorie savings when such candies are eaten in handfuls. That difference aids those seeking gradual, long-term weight loss, according to the magazine.