At some point, while I was in elementary school, Jolly Ranchers became THE hot candy. The candy store next to school was selling out of them daily. Then they started carry the Jolly Rancher’s Stix and things got weird. At first my schoolmates were just enjoying them, then one day, a kid who had been working on his Stix managed to make it look like a knife. After that everyone started to try to shape their Stix into dangerous looking knives. One month later, the Stix were banned from school. They would still sell out every week at the store, but they went “underground” after that.
I had not thought of them in years until I saw this ad for Stix posted by Cosmo Lutz that features artwork by Mad Magazine’s Don Martin.
[via] Cosmo Lutz