Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Twist it baby! Lemon-flavored menthol cigarettes!
I remember asking my mom as a teen if she ever heard of a brand in the 70s called Twist. She said she never heard of Twist when I brought em up. I first heard of Twist when I saw an ad for em in a '73 or '74 Ebony mag.
Obviously, Twist had to be discontinued before '80. A smoker on the net mentioned not too many people were buying the lemon-flavored menthols. I guess even in an era when something like 60% of the USA adults smoked cigs, not too many smokers were interested in smoking lemon-flavored cigs.
Since flavored cigs are banned by the FDA in modern times (except menthols), I dont think you'll have to worry about seeing Twist packs making a comeback behind store counters anytime soon.
Speaking of flavored cigs, I remember seeing packs of cherry-flavored Kools in 2004. As well as coffee-flavored Camels. The FDA didnt have control over cigs before '09.
Posted by Jason T at 10:56 PM