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The Sparkitors Review the World's Grossest Candy: Grandpa Edition!

By Melissa Albert Aug 27, 2013

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Josh says: Full disclosure: I’ve had these before. When I did The Music Man in high school, I tried to find all the items mentioned in the script, and Sen-Sen was one of them. These were apparently used to “cover up a tell tale breath” back in the day. Why they are still being made is a mind-blowing mystery to me. They are beyond bad. It takes effort to make something this wretched. The suckitude is above and beyond. It’s like chewing on ash covered dirt. The aftertaste is a bit like what I imagine freshly cooled highway blacktop tastes like. It’s a mean kind of terrible. A horrible that will leave a single tear running down your cheek as you question how something like this exists in the universe. F-

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Melissa Albert

Melissa Albert reads books, worries about other people’s dogs (they look thirsty), and eats horrible candy for fun and profit. When not wearing her extremely tasteful Sparkitor hat, she’s an editor for the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. You can find her on Twitter @mimi_albert, or in the hot pretzel section of your local cafeteria.

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