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Outlawed candy – Big League Chew and Candy Cigarettes

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Did your mom let you eat Big League Chew or Candy Cigarettes? My mom didn’t. Big League Chew is delicious bubble gum that came in original and grape flavors (now it also comes in Cotton Candy, Sour Apple, Sour Cherry, Strawberry and Watermelon flavors). It came in what looked like a tobacco chew pack and the gum was all stringy like shredded tobacco. When you chewed it, I remember it having this grainy feel, probably because of all the sugar you had to chew out of it to be able to chew it like bubble gum. You’d see how much you could stuff in your mouth or put it between your bottom gum and lip to pretend you were really chewing tobacco. Hmmm, I guess that’s why Mom didn’t like it. Point taken.


Big League Chew

Bubble gum cigarettes were the most fun because they had a powder in the middle that when you blew on it, it looked like smoke coming out of the end. So now you really thought you looked like you were smoking. Again, probably the reason Mom didn’t like it. I had to sneak away and buy this confection from the local candy store (Bob Clark’s Pharmacy).

Bubble Gum Cigarettes

Candy cigarettes were just a white stick of sugary substance with a little pink at the end that was supposed to look like the lit end of the cigarette. Personally, I didn’t think they really tasted any good.

Candy Cigarettes

You can still buy candy and bubble gum cigarettes at lots of sites online. You can even buy a whole carton of candy cigarettes (24 packs of 10). Thank goodness you can’t get pretend-tobacco-candy cancer, right? Whether or not it’s a “gateway” candy to harder candies, I can’t really say. . .



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11 Responses to “Outlawed candy – Big League Chew and Candy Cigarettes”

  1. 1
    Brian says:

    I’m totally with you on the taste of the candy cigarettes. They taste awful. And bubble gum cigarettes that smoke? I never saw those! Cool!

    The Candy Kid
    http://candyaddict.com

  2. 2
    Mom (yours) Frankie says:

    Let me point out, you neither smoke or chew tobacco Candy Kid. So maybe my disgust for these enticing candies and gum was valid. Who knew your greatest addiction would be candy?

  3. 3
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  4. 4
    danny says:

    I rember big league and gum cigarettes and did you know they had the candy cigarettes also

  5. 5
    Tom says:

    People actuily have a problem with big league chew??? People need to get over themselves and need to stop trying to stop something thats been around for ALONG time.. i still remember when i played baseball and big league chew was at the vendor next to the field.. BUT KIDDS DONT UNDERSTAND ITS SAPOSE TO LOOK LIKE REAL CHEW.. alls they know is its small strips of VERY good tasteing bubble gum… you guys are LAME

  6. 6
    Sephorah says:

    Candy and Bubble gum is absolutely DELICIOUS no matter
    what form it comes in…GO CANDY LOVERS!!!

  7. 7
    Brandi says:

    candy is the best

  8. 8
    Brandi says:

    i love candy

  9. 9
    bubbles says:

    some people have problems when they eat candy but i dont but my aunt will sue the candy company for the way my cuz acts

  10. 10
    Courtney says:

    OMG i luvvvvvvvvvv big leage chew!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 11
    Mark says:

    This is nuts! I can understand banning the candy cigs. I have kids and I don’t allow them to have that stuff. Big league chew, now thats a different story. I used to buy that gum as a kid going on 30 years ago. It tastes awesome, and the way it was shredded, I think it added to the enjoyment. Come on, any idiot that would pick up a bag of tabacco chew, after having Big league chew gum, has some issues. Big league chew doesn’t resemble tabacco at all. So bring it back!!!!!!

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