Today’s installment (or last night’s installment, chilled until morning): Irish Cream. My first couple of sips just tasted like a creamy vanilla or bourbon vanilla tea, but after multiple swigs, the background mint/menthol built up and started cooling my mouth. I really hate to say it, but it reminds me a little of the candy cigarettes that we could buy at Horton’s 5 & 10 or the Rexall. They were right next to the wax bottles of pop and the Pixy Stix.

ashmanra

Oh, I remember those! Loved Pixy Stix, and had plenty of those wax bottles in my time. Candy cigarettes, too. We once fooled the mailman with fake cigarettes. He was rather cross and told us children shouldn’t smoke. If you care to recreate it, just roll up a piece of white paper the size of a cigarette and tape the side. Use a marker to color the tip red and the other end tan. Fill with baby powder. Put a small piece of cotton in the red end and blow on the tan end so the powder puffs out. Works maybe twice. DO NOT SUCK.

ashmanra

Oh, cotton in both ends. Still, don’t suck.

gmathis

Creative, but I’m thinking I shouldn’t recommend that one as a craft project ;) (Some of my too-cool-for-school crowd would just about try it.)

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ashmanra

Oh, I remember those! Loved Pixy Stix, and had plenty of those wax bottles in my time. Candy cigarettes, too. We once fooled the mailman with fake cigarettes. He was rather cross and told us children shouldn’t smoke. If you care to recreate it, just roll up a piece of white paper the size of a cigarette and tape the side. Use a marker to color the tip red and the other end tan. Fill with baby powder. Put a small piece of cotton in the red end and blow on the tan end so the powder puffs out. Works maybe twice. DO NOT SUCK.

ashmanra

Oh, cotton in both ends. Still, don’t suck.

gmathis

Creative, but I’m thinking I shouldn’t recommend that one as a craft project ;) (Some of my too-cool-for-school crowd would just about try it.)

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