Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Worst Candy Ever Made

As a youngster, I recall seeing Sen-Sen at every checkout counter. Also, every adult I knew seemed to have a package of Sen-Sen in his or her pocket.

I was about eight years old when I chanced to ask what the stuff was. I remember being told that Sen-Sen was candy.

Of course, I asked if I could have some. I spit it out. Candy? Not in my opinion. It was disgusting. As a kid, I judged that Sen-Sen was the worst candy ever made.

A number of years later, I learned that Sen-Sen was primarily used to mask the smell of alcohol on a drinker's breath.

Sen-Sen is no longer on the market, I don't know why. Alcohol is still on the market.


Wireless.Phil said...

I remember that stuff and the one that showed up in bars back in the mid 90s here in the US.

Doom said...

Perhaps because, while it might hide alcohol to human senses, but not to electronic ones, the ability to slip past those who might question sobriety was lost?

JR said...

There are other similar products around -- "Fisherman's Friend", for instance

Wireless.Phil said...

I use Fishermans Friend for sore throat, but never heard of it used for that?

I have my doubts it would work, but I could be wrong.

My lazy eye prevents me from driving and the clubs are less than 2 block away, so I walk home.


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