Monday, November 14, 2011

Candies Of Yore

Some friends and I were reminiscing about all the great halloween candy we got when we were young. Some one mentioned they didn't sell candy cigarettes to children anymore and I was shocked. 

When I was young, not only did we have candy cigarettes and bubble gum cigars, we had sugar syrup filled heroine needles with bubble gum tourniquet.
Cotton candy flavored juice bong.
Sugar powder cocaine. (I can see why this was taken off the market. Most kids snorted the sugar when they were supposed to just eat it.)
 And tropical flavored meth amphetamine tabs with edible sores!

My generation grew up with all these and we turned out just fine! Only 12% of my friends  are hooked on drugs (the non-candy kind) now. You can't beat those odds!

20 comments:

trampie said...

I just understand how you must feel about the cigarettes... i used to "smoke" my chocolate ones when i was like 8 years old... that was great. I even smoked the pipe... only that wasn't smoke coming out of it, just bubbles. New generations will miss something. o__o

Darren love said...

ha ha!...you are so right!,... I miss those days of sherbet bombs with the eatable straw,... and the candy cigarettes ....what has happened?... everything is so "PC" these days ...never done us any harm....


Im going outside to have a smoke and think about it.

Anthony Holden said...

Pure genius.

Angel Dust candy was popular throughout the Carolinas.

Kendra Melton said...

haha AMAZING!

Avner Geller said...

thooose were the days.. This is awesome!! too bad today's kids are all about pretentious sweets like Candy Sushi...

Ted Blackman said...

Very funny stuff here, Erik, as always. I must pull rank on your candy cigarettes, though. I remember those alright, but before them, there were actual fake cigarettes that kids could buy; they were made of rolled white paper with a fake label stamped on them, a red tinfoil end that made them look like they were lit, and best of all; when you blew on the end of them white powder smoke would come out like a real cigarette. When we got a hold of those and walked around puffing them we thought we were real old... like maybe 8 or 9.

Charlie Miller said...

Brilliant again!!!

Marie-Helene said...

Love the drawings!!! ...And here in Montreal, Canada, we still have cigarettes but they change the name for just candy sticks... ;o)

Aaron Ludwig said...

Oh goodness.
This is amazing.

G1toons said...

haha, wow i do remember the cigarette candy, great blog

Quentin Lebegue said...

Hahaha awesome, as usual !

Fawn said...

I miss the cigarette candy too. I guess it was super trendy to be a smoker in 1986.

BTW, they still sell sugar powder cocaine. Its name has changed to Pixy Stix.

Emily said...

That's so true! Very clever observations, sir :) Love this blog.

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Awesome!

Jamie Baker said...

so good, Erik.

wholesale cigarette ma said...

I was like you, I miss those days. Candy cigarettes. Where are they now?

Rico Jackson said...

Haahah too much. I also couldn't agree more with Avner haha Alot of modern candies confuse me.

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Nikhita said...

I don't think its gonna make much of a difference, the next generation are still gonna do weed!