Been a while since I did one of these articles so I figured it was time for a revival, a randomly unannounced and unexpected revival for the sheer shits and giggles of it all! Rock on! Also because I imagine my repeat readers are a specific demographic and, well..
....Though I can't even afford Cheetos for myself and I haven't had a doob in forever, why would I share?! I must be honest, I would totally hoard that shit for myself. It'd be Scooby Doo! up in this bitch, trust that.
Anyway now that I've gone horribly off topic, let's randomly re-rail this de-railed article and get back on the actual topic with our first product of the article, a product of awesomeness from the 1950s introduced by Emerson Drug Company
Fizzies Drink Tablets:
Course the cameo they made in 1962's National Lampoons Animal House didn't hurt, Delta House filling a pool with them. Cheeky bastards.. Though I'm fairly certain that most would frown upon actually drinking the concoction, chlorinated Fizzie Drink may not be the best thing in the world for you health-wise I'm guessing.
Originally Fizzies came in seven flavors ranging from grape, orange, cherry, lemon-lime, strawberry, root beer and cola and surprisingly enough Fizzies also outsold Kool Aid and today five flavors including lemonade, root beer, cherry, orange and blue razz.
Although I know these are still sold I'm kind of sad because I haven't seen them for years myself and if I had I'd have no doubt begged and managed my way into getting some. I think they're sold at only particular and specific places unfortunately.
Boyer's Cup o Cocoanut:
is likely more widely known by the current generation because.. Well.. Sadly I don't think Boyer's still makes Cup o Cocoanut and that's sad because Coconut is amazing and frankly, take a look at the ingredients on that package.. Now find a Coconut Candy from today and read the ingredients..
Done yet? I'm betting not.. In fact I'm betting you can't motherfucking pronounce half the shit on the ingredients list, yeah.. Back in the day shit was more pure and more natural, at least not chock full of crap I can't say unless I'm drunk, high and lucky all at the same time or alternatively that if I successfully verbalize may open a rift to a Lovecraftian horror dimension and unleash a mighty Eldrich Abomination unto the world.
They originated in the 1800s and were sold originally by five-and-dimes as a penny candy, yes. Back in the day candy was a penny, the smallest denomination of monetary worth.. Oh how things have changed, hm? Kind of sad and disappointing when you think about it really..
Love 'em or hate 'em you also have to recognize that there are few candies in the world today that have survived as long as Circus Peanuts have and they're still around today and still quite popular and really took off when they were first marketed by a big name brand, Spangler in the 1930s.. Love 'em or hate 'em you also have to recognize alternatively that without Circus Peanuts things like Lucky Charms or any Cereal with Marshmallow Bits in it would likely not exist, Circus Peanuts were discovered in 1963 by General Mills VP, John Holahan to make an excellent accompaniment to Breakfast Cereal.
So in closing, show some love to the damn Peanut. It's been there for you whether you like it or not.
Although looking at this package I feel like I'm trippin' balls.