Saturday, December 02, 2006

Got a gummi match?

For some reason, I woke up this morning thinking about candy cigarettes. What a bizarre concept. Think about it-- it's like having candy booze bottles or gummi rolling paper. Who came up with the idea to make cigarettes out of candy??
When I was little there were three different types. First, the skinny, chalky sticks with the red "ash" on the end. They tasted terrible and didn't even look like cigarettes. Then there were the gum ones. They were the size of a real cig and wrapped in paper. The gum was usually hard as a rock and flavorless. And then there was the granddaddy of them all: the chocolate cigarette. It looked like a real one and tasted pretty good. I think I only had these once, in fourth grade after school with my friend Jennifer. Of course, she was already smoking actual cigarettes so the chocolate ones were just pure candy to her, no novelty at all. Do they still make candy cigarettes? If so, how much longer will they do that?

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