'Old Toad' cigarette-style sweets, France, 1995-1996

Made:
1995-1996 in France
maker:
Ferton-France SA
1997-818/2, 'sweet cigarette' style confectionary sticks with fictitious brand name of "Kamikaze", one of five

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1997-818/2, 'sweet cigarette' style confectionary sticks with fictitious brand name of "Kamikaze", one of five
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'sweet cigarette' style confectionary sticks with fictitious brand name of "Old Toad", one of five different packets, in packaging that accurately parodies that of real cigarettes, manufactured by Ferton-France S.A., France, 1995-1996.

On first glance, these look like real cigarette packets. They actually contain chocolate sweets in the shape of cigarettes. Made by Ferton-France SA, the sweets were controversially sold across Europe during the 1990s. In Britain a packet cost 22p.

Now usually marketed as ‘candy sticks’ rather than ‘sweet cigarettes’, concerns remain about whether the selling of such products to young children may encourage tobacco smoking.

Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
1997-818/5
type:
confectionary
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment