Adults of my generation will openly admit they smoked as children. Yes, we did. We smoked often, we smoked in front of parents, at school, with friends. Yes, we did. Because the only cigarettes we smoked were Phantom Sweet Cigarettes!
Who remembers that slim, white, mint flavoured candy with a red, food coloured, tip? That came in a red and white striped pack with a serious looking mug of Phantom on it?
Ah the memories associated with Harnick Phantom Sweet Cigarettes! I remember us girls moistening that red tip with our tongue and using it as ‘Lipstick’. How grown up that faint shade of pink on our lips made us feel! We also pretended to be gangsters, as we ‘smoked’. Bad guys! As sensible people know that Cigarette Smoking is Injurious to Health and stay away from the cancer-stick.
Phantom Sweet Cigarettes turned into a fond memory as they disappeared from shelves and were nowhere to be found. I tried to find them desperately, for a school reunion, with no luck. Till a Google search for them lead me to Amazon and I struck gold! I immediately bought 2 packs online. At the reunion my school friends were thrilled and wanted to know how to buy them. So I’ve made it easier for them, and you, and you could order them here;
I couldn’t stop at that! I looked for more sweet nostalgia Online and found Nutties, that crunchy chocolate bead that used to be another childhood favourite!
I literally felt like a kid in a candy store!
There was one more memory that my taste buds needed to rekindle, Swad! That sweet and spicy ‘Digestive Candy’ that we loved! And smacked our lips each time a varied flavour made it’s presence felt on a taste bud! Ah!
Did this post make you walk down memory lane? Which are the sweet treats you remember from your childhood? Do share them, and memories attached 🙂