Talk about bad timing. Ayds (pronounced “Aids”) was an appetite suppressant “candy” to aid dieters, introduced in
about 1979 the 1970s, about the same time that shortly after this AIDS (also pronounced “Aids”) began to receive national attention. It quietly faded away, but Ayds was a precursor to phen-fen, a diet pill ingredient since banned by the FDA, so Ayds would have eventually gone away anyway.
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