Food of the Seventies, Cin-cins

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a breath mint or type of tic-tac that had a very unusual taste. Easy to get hooked on.
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    I remember this breath mint as a kid. It is spelled Sen-Sen, not Cin-cin.

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Jeanette - December 01, 2007 - Report this comment
My Grandfather always had a packet of Cin-Cins to share with me, and I love them. Would like to find them again if they are out there anywhere
radical randall - November 20, 2008 - Report this comment
remeber them also.have not seen them in many many moons
Sandra - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember cin-cin from our neighborhood grocery store in the 50's. They were in a small tin and each little 'cin' was black and square. I think I'm remembering correctly. They had a very unusual but interesting taste. What on earth were they? lol
ED O`BRIEN - April 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MEETING DAD AT THE BUS STOP EACH AFTERNOON RETURNING FROM WORK. WE WOULD GET A TREAT ONE OR TWO CEN-CEN`S. I REMEMBER THAT THEY WERE CANDY COATED IN DIFFERENT COLORS LIKE M&M,S HEAVY SMOKERS ALWAYS HAD SOME. EARLY MEMORIES
Patsy - December 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember them from when my daddy tried to cove up his "nipping" from my mother. They have an unusual sensation on your taste buds. I've tasted that same taste sensation in certain kinds of gum. It's quite pleasant. Anyone know where we could buy them?
Janice - January 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes Sandra, They were in a small tin and they were tiny black squares that tasted like clove and licorice combined I believe. Very powerful flavor. I loved them. My daddy always had them in the drawer for us to take one as a special treat.
debbie - April 12, 2012 - Report this comment
There may have been Sen-Sens, but there was also something out there that were called Cin-Cins as well. They were not licorice flavord, but had an odd unusal taste and came in several colors. Reminded me of the mini chicklets. They werein a yellow packet.
hetty - April 28, 2012 - Report this comment
if you like them maybe try licorice flavored Altoids?:)
Johnny - April 29, 2013 - Report this comment
i don't remember them anywhere else but the occasional gas station gumball machine. its reward was just a few small black pieces of incredible goodness for just a penny or 2. for me this was the '60s & early '70s. somehow they just disappeared or as a teen i stopped looking. hmmm thanks for the memories

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