For those of you who haven’t been following the latest in Candy Cigarette gossip, we’ve got pretty big news for you!
The original recipe for Candy Cigarette Sticks, with its signature melt-in-your-mouth texture and chalky sweet goodness, is back and better than ever!
The original recipe was perfected in the 1950s by the grandfather and great uncle of Drew and Scott Cohen — today’s Vice President and Business Director (respectively) of World Confections. A few years ago, the brothers decided to update the recipe by using all natural, pure cane sugar… but they never anticipated the fervent backlash this small tweak to the formula would cause!
This simple change outraged fans from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and like true candy-crafting masters, the Cohens took the influx of impassioned e-mails and letters to heart. On April 1, 2013, the classic Candy Cigarette Sticks were reborn.
Delighted aficionados have been celebrating with vintage parties and Gunsmoke reruns ever since!
If you’ve tried the cult classic after the first ingredient change and weren’t impressed, then we think it’s about time to retry this retro flavor. And even if you missed out on the entire hullabaloo altogether, it’s never too late to pick up a pack and transport your palate back to the good old days. Taste childhood with the return of this highly revered favorite!