Growing up in the 70s I had a toy that made tootsies into shapes - not the whistle maker. It came with the fruit flavored tootsies. At first I was disappointed that they weren't the chocolate flavor tootsies but now one of my favorite flavors is vanilla. I wonder what happened to that thing? lol Thanks for years of pleasure, Simone PS I did have the whistle maker - purchased it for 25cents at a garage sale. I could never make the whistles faster than my cousins would blow and them eat them!