During my travels this past weekend, I visited a very charming downtown area. One of the stops I made was to a candy store. It had taffy that you could bag yourself, sweet treats behind the glass counter, and a number of other goodies.
As I roamed around, I found something utterly hilarious: Candy Cigarettes! I couldn’t believe these were still out there! How scandalous! I couldn’t resist buying them.
Do you remember these from your childhood?
I particularly remember the ones that were made from gum and were wrapped in white paper. You could put the cigarette in your mouth and blow out fake smoke that was made from some kind of white powder.
Then there were the ones that were made of some kind of white chalky substance and the tip was a pinkish color. To me, those ciggies were not as cool as the gum ones, but this candy store did not have the gum ones. So I went ahead and bought the chalk ones…. I took a bite out of one of them. They are yucky and taste like Pepto Bismol.
And did you know that there are actually ones made from “chocolate?” (After “smoking” one, I don’t they are legitimate chocolate.) Yeah, who knew? I bought 2 packs of those. I think if these were around when I was a kid, I could have become addicted to smoking chocolate.