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My wife was out yesterday and stopped in a rural old-school gas station to fill up. On the shelves, she saw something she had not seen in ages. They were 39 cents a box.

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My wife was out yesterday and stopped in a rural old-school gas station to fill up. On the shelves, she saw something she had not seen in ages. They were 39 cents a box.

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Haven't seen those since I was a kid! If my father caught me with'em, he'd make me break them into pieces so I couldn't pretend I was smoking'em! :lol:
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Haven't seen those since I was a kid! If my father caught me with'em, he'd make me break them into pieces so I couldn't pretend I was smoking'em! :lol:
I think these were well-aged. I wonder how long it has been since they made these?
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Actually, you can still find lots of forgotten favorites https://www.oldtimecandy.com
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Actually, you can still find lots of forgotten favorites https://www.oldtimecandy.com
What a surprise!

https://www.oldtimecandy.com/collection ... rettes-box
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Mr Beardsley wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Actually, you can still find lots of forgotten favorites https://www.oldtimecandy.com
What a surprise!

https://www.oldtimecandy.com/collection ... rettes-box
:lol: I made sure they had them before I posted the link
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I buy these at my corner grocer for a quarter a pack. They're fresh. The box on the shelf will get empty in about two weeks and then a new, full, box will take it's place. I think there are two other pack designs. Don't ask me what they are. I don't pay that much attention. I can take a look tomorrow if anyone's interested.

I don't find these treats very tasty (says a man who likes Necco wafers). They last like sugar and I don't know, corn starch? gum arabic? It's some kind of binder to make them dry in thin cylinders. They're okay. For a quarter, how much is anyone going to complain?

At my B&M (grocery store) kids buy them. There isn't the anti-smoking onus in New Orleans that some other cities have when it comes to gateway candy. My B&M doesn't sell licorice pipes. I've asked but the ladies tell me I'd be the only one buying them---which has been the case with everything else I've asked them to carry. :? Go figure.

Candy cigarettes. What'll they come up with next? Soda water fountains and bulldogs with rubber teeth!

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When I was a kid, my much older brother gave me a pack of candy cigarettes like these. They were hollow, and filled with powdered sugar. When you would blow into them, a puff of sugar "smoke" would come out.:)
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When I was a kid, my much older brother gave me a pack of candy cigarettes like these. They were hollow, and filled with powdered sugar. When you would blow into them, a puff of sugar "smoke" would come out.:)
Fun to do in your little sister's face! :awesome:
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I buy these at my corner grocer for a quarter a pack. They're fresh.
Maybe we have a "sin tax" on them here.
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