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JoshuaZ
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Feb 5, 2006, 08:27 PM
 
I love foreign candy. Its always a blast. Heres my entry into the `Strange Candy` thread. Show me your favorite oddities.

     
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Feb 5, 2006, 10:17 PM
 
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Feb 6, 2006, 12:18 AM
 
i always think the weirdest 'candy' [or 'sweets' as we call them this side of the pond] were the "sweetie cigarettes" you used to be able to buy when i was a kid. they were a white cylinder of some kind of solidified sugary concoction, about half the size of a real cigarette and they had a red tip at one end and brown paper wrapped round the other, thus looking like a filter tip.

whenever i remember them, i always have to do a mental double-take to make sure i'm not imagining it and they really did exist. who on earth thought that one up? - and how on earth did they ever get permission to market them?



     
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Feb 6, 2006, 11:13 AM
 
Ahhhhahahaha, that Zellweger one is genius.
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Feb 7, 2006, 11:55 AM
 
This is probably the weirdest candy i've ever seen:

     
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Feb 7, 2006, 09:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by MrsLarry
This is probably the weirdest candy i've ever seen:
WTF ?
     
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Feb 7, 2006, 10:01 PM
 
What's so strange about that JoshuaZ, if you think it's strange because its Japanese... you are RACIST
     
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Feb 7, 2006, 10:12 PM
 
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Feb 9, 2006, 10:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cubeoid
What's so strange about that JoshuaZ, if you think it's strange because its Japanese... you are RACIST
Yes, we must try to be tolerant Cubeoid. The Japanese culture is awesome.

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JoshuaZ  (op)
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Feb 9, 2006, 10:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cubeoid
What's so strange about that JoshuaZ, if you think it's strange because its Japanese... you are RACIST
Dude, get a grip. Its strange candy. If I came across it in the US I would probably find it strange as well.

Good lord, look where I live.

Take a chill pill, or maybe have a nice candy bar.
     
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Feb 9, 2006, 01:56 PM
 
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Feb 9, 2006, 02:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Pendergast
The peppermint candy looks delicious. Makes the mouth water.

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Feb 9, 2006, 05:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by m a d r a
i always think the weirdest 'candy' [or 'sweets' as we call them this side of the pond] were the "sweetie cigarettes" you used to be able to buy when i was a kid. they were a white cylinder of some kind of solidified sugary concoction, about half the size of a real cigarette and they had a red tip at one end and brown paper wrapped round the other, thus looking like a filter tip.

whenever i remember them, i always have to do a mental double-take to make sure i'm not imagining it and they really did exist. who on earth thought that one up? - and how on earth did they ever get permission to market them?

I used to love them! Then if you tired of ready-rolled you could always get 'Spanish Tobacco' instead! It came in a waxed paper cube, and must have been mostly coconut I guess, sweetened and coloured brown to look just like rolling tobacco! What a marvellous concept! It complemented the wine gums perfectly! The fact that I have been a lifetime devotee to the evil weed, usually of the rolling variety and like a drop of wine now and again is entirely coincidentlal I'm sure!
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Feb 9, 2006, 06:37 PM
 
Here in the states (at least my state) the ice cream man(guy in the truck) had the fake cigarettes.. there were two different kinds.

one kind was just a hard candy, and well, they looked more like joints. but they came in a fake cig box with some copy-cat name.

the other kind was bubble gum, and it was wrapped in white paper with tan color on one end. if you blew thru them from the "filter" side, they would blow that white bubble-gum-dust all over(SMOKE!) they'd be called like Mallboro or Newspot or somesuch..

yea, that was hilarious, crazy ****
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Feb 9, 2006, 07:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by m a d r a
i always think the weirdest 'candy' [or 'sweets' as we call them this side of the pond] were the "sweetie cigarettes" you used to be able to buy when i was a kid. they were a white cylinder of some kind of solidified sugary concoction, about half the size of a real cigarette and they had a red tip at one end and brown paper wrapped round the other, thus looking like a filter tip.

whenever i remember them, i always have to do a mental double-take to make sure i'm not imagining it and they really did exist. who on earth thought that one up? - and how on earth did they ever get permission to market them?



You can still get them, they just call them "Candy Sticks" now.
http://cardhouse.com/a/candy/usa.htm
     
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Feb 9, 2006, 10:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by wdlove
The peppermint candy looks delicious. Makes the mouth water.
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Feb 9, 2006, 11:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader
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