Who actually thought it would be a good idea to create a candy cigarette? It may have been someone in Wisconsin.
I grew up in the 70’s in Wisconsin, and lots of moms and dads and anyone over the age of 16 smoked or was waiting to start the habit. From what I understand, these were developed in partnership with cigarette companies to help facilitate smoking habits in young people. I would love to see some of that marketing material!
My girlfriends and I would ride our bikes to a small shop a few blocks away with a great candy selection and these were one of our favorites. I wonder now if this is just one of those phases we all go through growing up. Like eating our hair or biting our nails, this inappropriate candy phase was probably just a rite of passage as we first learned to copy our parents, and then tried to avoid, at all lengths being anything like them!
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