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Is this the worst candy ever?

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26 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

Allright @BigStewMan  & @CECAA850 

Our generation was the same where ever we were I guess. King sized pillowcases that were as big as us when filled, hide them at "the" creek (not the other creeks) get more and we covered a two mile radius with more towards the north of us. Most homes were on less than an acre lot so we hit hundreds of houses. Chex-mix, popcorn balls, hot apple cider, slim jims, candied apples.... kids today have no idea what Halloween trick-or-treating is really like. Literally half a dozen pieces every day, some got stale before the next summer came around and we'd still have candy we would throw out the next Halloween before going out.

Funny none of us was chubby then, but couldn't eat that much now, "they" quit making the good stuff!!

Never got the Chex-mix, popcorn balls, hot apple cider, slim jims, candied apples.  Mostly candy.  We couldn't have anything that wasn't in a factory package.  The biggest thrill ever was the first year we could go out on our own without our parents.  Rainy Halloweens were devastating as we'd get pumped up months before hand.

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Don't forget the thrill of the inevitable dentist handing out toothbrushes...

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I miss Marathon bars.  Remember the ruler on the back of them?

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what about those candy cigarettes and the bubble gum cigars?  Try to do that now and you’d be public enemy number one.

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5 minutes ago, oldtimer said:

Do they even make those anymore?  

no idea ... but doubt it.

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1 hour ago, BigStewMan said:

what about those candy cigarettes

I think the PC police put an end to them.  You could blow through them and put out a little dusty smoke.  One end was dyed red like it was lit.

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Just now, CECAA850 said:

I think the PC police put an end to them.  You could blow through them and put out a little dusty smoke.  One end was dyed red like it was lit.

Yeah they were sugary great too.  Somehow it never led to me developing a tobacco habit.

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Just now, oldtimer said:

Yeah they were sugary great too.  Somehow it never led to me developing a tobacco habit.

We'd walk around like we were smoking.  My mother hated them.  I never ended up smoking cigarettes either.

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Just now, oldtimer said:

Those soap bubble pipes could explain Mallette's though.

Nothing can explain Dave.

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Those soap bubble pipes were the cause of my addiction to weed.

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9 minutes ago, oldtimer said:

 Somehow it never led to me developing a tobacco habit.

I was up to a pack a day; but quit cold turkey when i got into Jr. High.  Took a bit longer with those cigars those ... they were a good chew.

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7 minutes ago, jason str said:

Those soap bubble pipes were the cause of my addiction to weed.

oh they weren’t educational though ... i kept blowing the bong water all over the table until i figured out the bubble pipe makers were lying to me.

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18 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

Nothing can explain Dave.

Dave’s moving to California ... he doesn’t have to explain himself anymore. He’ll be a trendsetter now. 

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30 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

I think the PC police put an end to them.  You could blow through them and put out a little dusty smoke.  One end was dyed red like it was lit.

Amazon has everything it seems

 

https://www.amazon.com/Worlds-King-Size-Candy-Cigarettes/dp/B01BD0V2PC/ref=asc_df_B01BD0V2PC/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312118140915&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8004056007507630604&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9015366&hvtargid=aud-799711277694:pla-623231006047&psc=1

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At first I thought the girl was 9.99 and was about to order but then saw it was just for the tray.

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3 hours ago, oldtimer said:

Yeah they were sugary great too.  Somehow it never led to me developing a tobacco habit.

 

Here they are called Popeye Candy Sticks now. All white, solid and no number 9 red dye on the end.

 

Used to be called Popeye Candy Cigarettes. Like even a blind kid would equate them with tobacco! 

 

Wb

 

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On 10/30/2019 at 9:11 PM, dtel said:

Maby not the worst candy ever but it's right up there with Licorice. :emotion-41:

 

 

Black licorice is my favorite, from all over the world.

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