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Candy Review: Nuclear Hell Cinnamon Toothpicks

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Nuclear Hell Cinnamon Toothpicks

So there’s a disclaimer to this article. When I was asked if I wanted to review this product, the e-mail sent to me asked if I would be interested in reviewing cinnamon toothpicks. I am sorta neutral when it comes to cinnamon candy, tending to prefer the lot when it’s a mild cinnamon flavor.

But I figured these couldn’t be that bad because they’re only toothpicks after all, right? So I agreed to review them. Imagine my chagrin when I opened a small package in the mail that contained a small vial of toothpicks with the name Nuclear Hell Cinnamon Toothpicks. So umm… mild? Me thinks not.

The vial contains twenty-four toothpicks that are carved from American Birch and later coated in cinnamon oil. For those not familiar with cinnamon toothpicks, they debuted in 1949 as a drugstore product, which amassed great popularity into the eighties, but later fell out of fashion.

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Retro Candy Flashback: Cinnamon Toothpicks

Categories: Candy,Classic and Retro Candy

Cinnamon Toothpicks

Ok, these aren’t exactly candy, but they are close since they are cinnamon-flavored. I vaguely remember someone I knew as a kid having the cinnamon toothpicks that came in cellophane packs of 10. The cinnamon toothpicks were flat, not round. I loved those things – they tasted like Atomic Fireballs (which I LOVE) and they lasted a long time.

I also remember that as a kid, when we would go to restaurants, I would hope that they had flavored (minty) toothpicks. The minty ones were always individually wrapped, round (not flat), and they didn’t last as long as the cinnamon ones. I don’t remember restaurants having cinnamon toothpicks though maybe they did.

Would you believe that Cinnamon Toothpicks are consistently one of the top 5 sellers each day in Amazon’s candy sales and many times it’s also in the top 5 of all of Amazon’s gourmet food sales? It is, I’ve been watching. Who is buying them though? People like me who remember them from their childhood?

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