Candy disguised as pills a bad, and overpriced, attempt at fun

Lisa Perry pop pills candy
Lisa Perry pop pills candy

For anyone who ever smoked candy cigarettes as a kid, the fun wasn't so much in eating the chalky candy, but in the attempt to look like an adult and blow out a puff of sugar, just like a real cigarette. The fake cigarettes are still around, but smoking candy and fruit flavored cigarettes has been illegal in the United States since 2009 as a way to stop teenagers from smoking.

The fun of mimicking an adult continues, with Pop! Pills Candy by Lisa Perry. Perry's fashion and other products are modeled on her love of 1960s art and fashion, and while the store looks to be aimed at women shoppers, teenage girls could be attracted to the store too and could see the fun in popping candy pills.

Even if children won't be walking into the store alone to buy the candy, the underlying message that popping pills is a fun and easy way to solve your problems is one that should go out the door.