Mattel’s Tastitoy Tootsweet Candy Whistle Maker

Mattel’s Tastitoy Tootsweet Candy Whistle Maker was inspired by the movie “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” This super cool toy from 1968, allows you to make real candy whistles from common Tootsie Rolls. The set included 8 molds, a mold making machine, instructions and Tootsie Rolls (which you could easily replace once you used them up). This is a toy that needs a reboot.

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and this is what the Tootsweet looks like

This Post Has 42 Comments

  1. VicSage2005

    That is pretty darn awesome! Do you own this whistle maker, Retroist?

  2. pixlie

    I used to have one of these. I picked it up at a friend’s garage sale when I was a kid. It was really fun until you got wrenchingly sick of stuffing your mouth full of Tootsie Rolls.

  3. Kathleen Braxton

    I have one in box but know longer have the Tootise rolls lol

  4. Larry Monaco

    Kathleen – any chance I could buy yours for my daughter’s 11th birthday? A few years ago, I told her about the one I had as a kid and she has put it at the top of her wish list ever since. I keep looking in garage sales, online, etc. but no luck. Let me know…thanks!

  5. Lu

    Hey Larry,
    Did you ever find that Tootsweet machine you were looking for?

  6. Lu

    Hey Larry again,
    You can bid on two right now on Ebay. Just search for Tootsie roll whistle maker press. You will find it. Good luck!

  7. Larry Monaco

    Thanks! I missed those auctions, and there aren’t any more currently. I can’t bid against toy collectors anyway as I just want to buy one for my daughter so she can actually use it. Collectors will bid the price way out of the “toy” range. I don’t begrudge them for it, they just have a different goal than I do. My only hope is to find one that is missing pieces, out of the box, broken (but repairable) or otherwise undesirable by collectors, but these are impossible to find!

  8. Felisa Parris

    I am 48 and still have mine that I received at 9 yrs old, my grown kids, my grandkids and I still use it two or three times a year. I still love the movie too and own a VHS copy of it!

  9. Jennifer Ence

    If anyone happens to find one of these that’s in working condition, please please please let me know. My mom had one of these as a kid, and it would mean a lot if I could find one to give to her.

  10. michelle

    Please e-mail me if you have a toot sweet machine my brother would love to have one again he is almost 50 and still complaines about my cousin breaking his when we were little. It was his most favorite toy EVER. Thanks

  11. Deb

    I am looking for a Tootsie roll whistle maker for my daughter. Please email me if you have one to purchase. Thanks!

  12. Larry Murray


    Our theatre group (Northwest Washington Theatre Group) was fortunate enough to secure the ‘rights’ to put on “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” before it was restricted again after only a week! We are doing the show May 20, 21, and 22, 2011, in Bellingham, Washington at the historical Mount Baker Theatre. I would love to have one of these candy whistle machines to display in the lobby during the run of the show. Is anyone willing to part with there machine for a weekend. We wouldn’t be using it to make whistles…only for display.


    Larry (NWTG)

  13. Miguel Negron

    I am looking for this toy to purchase. Anyone!!!

  14. margaret

    I have this toy for sale,any offers?

  15. Deb

    I am interested in purchasing. How do I contact you?

  16. steve

    i want to buy the whistle maker..if any one still has a working in the box machine please contact me…margaret, do you still have?

  17. Cynthia c. Richins

    We used to have this as kid growing up. I don’t know where it is now. my mother thinks they gave it away. I would love one right now. If anyone know how to get one, let me know as well.

  18. LeeAnn

    E-mail me if you have 1 to sell at a reasonable price. This toy is a part of my childhood memories

  19. Nita

    I have this toy in box with everything. Anyone interested?

  20. Deb

    Yes Nita, I’m interested. How do I contact you?

  21. Anne Marshall

    I am trying to buy, rent or borrow one of these machines for our neighbourhood Movies in the Park – this time “Chitty Chitty’ with themed children’s activities before it gets dark enough for the movie.
    Anyone who might be able to help me, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks

  22. Samuel Huntington

    I have one I am selling for $300 + shipping. Anyone?

  23. laura DiSalvo

    I would love to have on if anyone has one for sale, this was one of my favorite things i remember as a kid i want to show my kids : )

  24. kirk nielson

    Samuel Huntington please contact me if you still have the Tootsie Roll machine. Thanks.

  25. laura DiSalvo

    how do i contact people selling theirs like Sam i want it : ))

  26. Carolyn B

    I have been looking for one of these sets for years! We couldn’t afford to refill it with tootsie roll candy so we used about 1/2 of a piece of salt water taffy for each mold (depending on the size). With the skeleton-head mold we used peppermint taffy that is white with red stripes and it looked so cool!

    If anybody is selling a set in good condition, please contact me and reference “TOOTSWEET” in the subject line. Thank you! And thanks for this site–it is well done and classy!

  27. Nico

    If anyone still has one in good condition, please contact me. this was my mother’s favorite toy as a child and her’s broke when we were cleaning out my grandparents’ house a few years back. I remember how upset she was and would love to replace it with one in working condition this Christmas.

  28. Nita

    Someone on ebay right now 11-10-12 has one for sale

  29. Nita

    Yes I still have mine but I want way too much for mine. if u want to contact me.

  30. Monica

    I have one if anyone is interested

  31. Vicki Bauer

    Monica, my sister-in-law is looking for a Tootsie Roll Machine. Are you interested in selling? If so, please contact me at

  32. Michelle Sterken

    I have been looking for one of these toys for my two children ages 4 and 8.
    This was my FAVORITE toy when I was a child!!! I am 46 years old now and I would love to share this with my children! If anyone has one they are interested in selling , I would be honored to give it a new home!! Please e-mail me and let me know how the amount you would like to sell it for. Thank you so much!

  33. Michelle Sterken

    Sorry, I forgot to give my e-mail address:
    Thank you again!

  34. Paul Van Gorder

    I have one, I got this for Xmas back in 1968 i was 6 years old, and i still have it all orig. the box instructions etc etc except for the candy. I have seen these go for as high as $ 400 bucks. Located in Middle TN.

  35. Debbie

    I am looking for a Tastitoy Toot Sweet Whistle maker. If anyone knows of any that are for sale that would be fantastic.

  36. Angela Swope

    I have one I am selling. It is a 1969 mattel toot sweet tootsie roll candy whistle maker, 90% complete in original box, molds and press. To the best of my knowledge this set is missing only one mold: half of the whistle mold. Box is in good to fair condition, a 8 out of 10 with some corner wear and signs of age. Pamphlet not present, but use of toy is self-explanatory/intuitive. Date on box is 1969. Game is being sold AS-IS with no returns excepted. Serious inquiries only to

  37. Keith Holder

    I was recently talking about this toy with some co-workers. They were giving out tootsie and I said I dont eat them because of this tootsie roll press toy I had as a kid.

    I have a half brother and 2 half sisters who grew up in the 60’s and they left it behind. My younger sister and I and our friends would make mold, after mold, after mold.

    Of course our mother sold ours at a garage sale, and now that I have kids of my own, want to get my hands on one so they can play with it.

    if anyone has one that works, and may be missing parts, I am mainly interested in them being able to make whistles.

  38. Joseph Reyes

    anyone have this available? i would love to have one for my mom she had this as a girl and would probably fall on the floor – let me know please

  39. Angela Swope

    I have one available. See my post dated 6-19-13 above. Unfortunately it is missing one half of the whistle mold…

  40. Sandra

    I had one of these as a child, in 1968. I was nine years old. I was just telling my son about the only toy that stands out in my mind. I decided to google it and was pleasantly surprised to find it. I sure would love to own one. Thanks for sharing and bringing back some good memories!

  41. Pam Conklin

    I used to have one of these. Are these for sell

  42. James a gradecki

    I have one complete if anyone’s looking for one email me

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