Thread: Candy Cigarettes

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    I liked both the gum and the chalky kind. They're probably illegal now lol.
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    Yes, I remember these candy cigarettes, they didn't taste so good that I recall though. I much preferred the chocolate cigarettes that I had a couple of times.
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    I know when I lived in Montreal, we got the gum around '85 or '86, but then it disappeared not to long after that.
    Michael
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    Quote by mlauzon
    We had Big League Chew in Canada as well, I remember buying it a few times.

    Now the gum we stuffed our faces with, at least where I lived in Montreal was the gum based on the Slush Puppy drinks.

    Also, does anyone remember the Gatorade gum that showed up briefly?


    You mean Gatorgum? I never had any of it when it was around (I wasn't born until 1987), but I do remember seeing a commercial for it on Youtube a few years ago. Below is a link for that ad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw_4RxRSGTQ
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    • 7 years 8 months ago
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    We had Big League Chew in Canada as well, I remember buying it a few times.

    Now the gum we stuffed our faces with, at least where I lived in Montreal was the gum based on the Slush Puppy drinks.

    Also, does anyone remember the Gatorade gum that showed up briefly?
    Michael
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    • 7 years 8 months ago
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    Yup, the bubblegum ones with the paper wrapper and white powder to simulate smoke were the favorites around our neighborhood. We would cover our arms with bubblegum tattoos and stand around puffing candy smoke at each other...real badasses lmbo! (at least until summer then you'd see kids stuffing cheeks full of big league chew. Got to love rural america rofl!)
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    • 7 years 8 months ago
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    Quote by mikey01
    I thought Candy Cigarettes got banned because they felt that kids will grow up and smoke real cigarettes.


    That's exacally what I thought also but no there actually still out there blew my mind.
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    • 7 years 8 months ago
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    They still have them here in Australia. They were called Fags and had a red tip on them back in the 80 and early 90s. Then in about the mid 90s when people became concerned about the influence on children, the name was changed to Fads and the red tip was removed. They have a musk flavour. They are still one of my favourite lollies.
    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    I thought Candy Cigarettes got banned because they felt that kids will grow up and smoke real cigarettes.
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    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    I remember the Popeye candy cigarettes. In the 90s they flavored them and made them purple, yellow orange and green.

    I bought a pack of candy cigarettes at the nostalgic candy store in my local mall for $1.99.

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    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    I remember these ones, and yes they still had the "chalky" taste to them:



    And, there were the chocolate cigarettes you could buy a pack for around $0.25 -- or was it $0.50 -- back in the '80s in Montreal, usually came in different packages. Besides eating the chocolate, we just ended up eating the paper the chocolate cigarette was wrapped in.
    Michael
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    Ever seen candy in the form of medicine. Like real candy disguised as medicine, not medicine that tastes like candy. Have you ever seen such things. I believe it existed back then. I sense those were bad ideas due to encouragements of drug abuse, or something worse. Have you seen cough syrup candy or candy asprin?
    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    I remember getting ones that were in thin paper and were chocolate when I was younger. They were really good.
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    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    I remember these well. (And that was a great episode.) You could pull off the red tips and they looked real. I did not mind the flavor, although it was always a bit harder than normal gum and hard to chew.
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    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    I remember the chalky ones. My parents had gone to an old timey candy store and bought some for me when I was 7. They were saying about how they made fake smoke.

    You can still find the tobacco referencing ones at stores that sell novelty and nostalgic candy.
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    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    I had the chalky looking ones with the red tip.
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    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    Wow I had no Idea they still sold them. But like you said Drahken the "super hero packaging" that's most likey why it is I thought they didn't sell them anymore. I'll try looking for them for the next birthday LOL or spring break Barbecue for the kids
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    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    I remember them too. I bought them a few times, but never cared for the chalky sweet taste.
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    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    I loved candy cigs. They still sell them all over the place (check you local dollar general store), but they renamed them to "candy sticks" and removed all tobacco related content. You'll most commonly see them with super heroes on the boxes. The thing with that is that it makes absolutely no sense. Ok, maybe the sticks could represent spiderman's webs or ice man's ice beams, but wth connection do they have to the hulk or iron man??

    One time when I was little, we got these bubblegum cigarettes. They were cool because they had some white powder in them (pre-anthrax era), which would come out in a smoke-like puff if you blew through the "cigarette". The problem was that the gum was absolutely horrid. There were several different flavors in each box, but they all tasted like concrete. Blowing the white stuff out was the only good thing about those, but you could only get about 3-4 puffs.
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    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    They still make Popeye's but they don't have the red tip on the end anymore and they are now called Popeye's candy sticks instead of Popeye's candy cigarettes.
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