My pals and I were talking recently about candy cigarettes, more precisely about their disappearance. (Remember as a kid balancing one of these sticks between your lips and trying to look like James Dean or Lauren Bacall?) We decided that the intensive, years-campaign against tobacco cigarettes had pretty well made candy cigarettes a PC taboo. Well, think again!
The other day I was buying my weekly stash of chocolate candy from The Chocolate Drop Candy Shoppe in downtown Belfast for our Inn guests – after all, if there is no chocolate on the pillow, you might as well be camping. A young lad before me at the register was buying a small pile of sugary favorites, and lo and behold I spied a box of Kings candy cigarettes (to be sure, they are now called candy sticks, but what is in the name of a rose?). Aghast, and amused, I bought a box and, indeed, inside were ten white candy sticks with a pink end. Perusing the box, like I do everything I buy for the place of origin, I was aghast and only aghast to find “Made in the USA”.
For yummy chocolate truffles and other delights, a visit to this shop is a must – 60 Main Street, Belfast, ME.