Anyone remember the old Walt Garrison Skoal commericals: "Ah Like the wintergreen taste of SKOAL but there’s Coepnhagen for a straight tobacco taste and Happy Days for you youngsters jus’ startin out"
I was in a local hardware store today and noticed beef jerkey being marketed to look like chewing tobacco and snuff. I suppose they are trying to hook in the older kids.
Jim Bouton, of Ball Four Fame, was the inventor of Big League Chew.
LOL! I remember Big League Chew, too. Some places do still carry it around here, although not as many as back when I was a kid. I used to love that and candy cigarettes when I was little.
And I’m not a smoker now, so I guess it didn’t do me any harm. ;D
I used to love Bubble Gum Cigars. Let’s see 3 flavors: Pink OWLS, Yellow Dragons I think and Green somethings they were great.
PS: Snuff helped me get off CIGS and then candy Snuff( Oregon Mint CO) got me off Tobacco Snuff so there is a place for fake candy tobacco but for grownups not kids
Sour cherry? Sour apple? That’s enough to make me want to indulge!
Flip, I don’t agree with that a kiddy snack resembling an adult vice leads them to consume "the real thing" later on. As a kid I loved bubblegum cigars and chocolate cigarettes but I’m staunchly anti-tobacco and never used the damnable stuff. Frankly, I’d be more worried about Big League Chew teaching kids to spit out large saliva-drenched masses.
Big League Chew is a Wrigley’s bubblegum brand and is available in several flavors: grape, cotton candy, sour cherry, strawberry, watermelon, sour apple and ORIGINAL bubble gum. It was created by a couple of baseball players as an alternative to chewing tobacco, and has been sold since 1980, I believe.
I like the grape better than the regular, we used to stuff our cheeks full of the stuff during a game. We thought we were so COOL.
They used to have a strawberry version too, but I havent seen that flavor in years.
Ok I guess I should have checked to see if it was still around. I just thought that they would say it encourages kids to chew tobacco.
We still have it in our area too. Kids love that stuff because there is nothing better than feeling like a grown up. We still wish we were kids, go figure.
We still have it here, original flavor and grape. Hey, I know, I have a 10 year old All Star!
Are you kidding?
Big League Chew. Every little leaguer had a pack in his back pocket.
Does anyone remember bubble gum that came in a what looked like a pouch of chewing tobacco? It had baseball players on the front. I guess it was so that kids could have their very own chew just like famous baseball players. My brother and I loved it. I’m sure it’s gone now just like candy cigarettes.
Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco
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