More Smokin’ Candy

August 2, 2010 at 8:59 am 4 comments

Color me flabbergasted.

It’s the “edible Puff Pop.” It is a lollipop. And a pipe. You eat it and you smoke it. And it does not appear to be a joke.

It’s made by a New Jersey outfit called Smokeclear, Inc. You can see the press release here.

Now there have always been all kinds of candy pipes and candy cigarettes. But they were just candy. You pretended to smoke them. Pretended, get it? And maybe kids acted all cool and mature and maybe these candy smokes led to all kinds of delinquency, and maybe not. But there was no actual smoke involved.

The Puff Pop, on the other hand, is a functional smoking implement. The round lollipop has a bowl and a hole and you put your stuff in it and light it and smoke it through the hard candy. Stuff…I don’t know what, surely legal tobacco and not any other wacky weeds…

These Puff Pops have been tried and tested: the bowl won’t crack or melt when you light your stuff on fire. And they come in yummy flavors: grape, lemon/lime, green apple, blueberry cola and strawberry. It is, as the manufacturer puts it, “an edible pipe that’s user friendly.” Smokeclear expects they will sell in smoke shops, but also in convenience stores. And candy shops, no doubt.

Because that’s a good idea: edible lollipop pipes. I’ve just spent two weeks researching lollipops and their associations with children, and now this. People, WHAT are you thinking?!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. erin  |  August 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    That’s pretty horrifying. I wonder if these people have parents. Could you imagine going home for the holidays and explaining that you made it big creating something that could potentially make hooking a kid to drugs even easier.

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    • 2. Candy Professor  |  August 3, 2010 at 8:43 pm

      Yeah, and do they bring these pops home for their own kiddies? Sheesh!!

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  • 3. lynne revelos  |  August 30, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Just another perversion to exploit children-, is there no decency, protection, or respect for their vulnerability anywhere? Now even a simple pleasure like a sweet is designed to promote drug use.
    These slick marketeers, to their shame if they had a conscience- know how powerful imagination is for a child. Over 30% of college students face serious drug addictions, but that is not enough apparently for these unscrupulous fiends.

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  • 4. Serena  |  July 13, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I don’t know how these people can live with themselves, this is so bad for our kids, it is telling that is ok to smoke what a horrible product i hope they go to hell

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