Remember candy cigarettes?
Today, we all wonder “Who thought that was a good idea?” At the time, of course, those cigarettes made for good old-fashioned pretending (although that chalky taste was more like a Tums than candy).
After I mentioned some potentially deadly toys on Friday, I was thinking of the questionable candies from our childhoods. Below are a few from the 1960s and 1970s.
Which ones do you remember?
For when we wanted to play cops vs. crime bosses, or Clint Eastwood in a spaghetti-western.
Because who didn’t want to be the Marlboro Man?
Or this chick?
Jelly Belly in champagne bottles
Back when we could only pretend to get drunk.
Mint Julep-flavored candies
Because playing house was more fun when you added booze.
Candy swizzle sticks
Isn’t this what Elton John was on when he wrote “Rocket Man?”
GIANT Pixy Sticks
So kids could ingest even more pure sugar at one sitting.
Remember when your mom said no running with scissors, sticks or sharp objects, unless of course, it was a flavored toothpick stuck in a kid’s mouth?