Back in the 1940's & '50's there were many adverts throughout the comic books, that involved many a damsel in distress. From Wild Root hair creme to RC Cola. And, of course, candy. Here are but two adverts for Tootsie Roll products featuring "Captain Tootsie" as the hero. The first advert is from 1948 and involves the ol' "Damsel-on-the-broken-trapeze-act"...
...looks like all Captain Tootsie needs is a Tootsie Pop for energy, instead of some weird chemical or rays, wot?
This second advert is from 1950 and features a very inattentive girl, who strays onto thin ice, quite literally! Hey kids! Just grab a Tootsie Roll for quick energy and you'll have no problem rescuing that poor damsel!
NOTE: This is not an endorsement for any product, whatsoever.