Candy cigarettes, bubble gum cigars and bubble gum made to look like chewing tobacco have been among a host of vintage sugary treats that a St. Paul “back-in-the-day” soda shop has kept in stock since it opened in April.
According to the Star Tribune, Lynden’s Soda Fountain pulled the fake smokes after officials said the store would face a misdemeanor citation and a $500 fine for noncompliance.
How would a pencil pusher from the city’s Safety and Inspections Department flush out the offending shop owner’s candy cigarettes?
"Somebody from Bloomington called and reported us," the shop’s owner Tobi Lynden said. "The whole thing is pretty weird."
What about the sale of Aunty’s Spotted Dick Pudding? I understand Ace and his merry band of morons and moronettes have a running gag about pudding.
You know what they say, “When they outlaw pudding, only outlaws will have pudding.”