Smokin’ Candy

Popeye CigarettesEventually You’ll Get Pretend Cancer: The Bizarre World of Candy Cigarettes:

For the past 100 years, a variety of chocolate, candy, and bubble-gum confections have been manufactured that simulate the appearance of actual cigarettes. For the first 65 or so years, the major cigarette corporations either looked the other way or took an active part in ensuring that the candy package reproductions were “faithful” to their less-appealing tobacco brothers.

Check out the amusing write-ups about a lot of the candy brands, grouped by U.S. and non-U.S. brands, such as the Popeye candy sticks I used to be addicted to:

The company is in the United States. The box is printed in Slovenia. The candy is made in the United States. The entire package is sold in Canada. What?

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