Food of the Seventies, Cinnamon Toothpicks

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Remember these? The longer you kept them in your mouth, the hotter they got!
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Valerie Adcock - June 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I talked my dad into buying the cinnamon oil for me and I made my own cinnamon toothpicks and sold them at my junior high school. I didn't get rich but we all enjoyed them.
Tabby - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
That was one of the things I remember about Jr. High. We had our resident "Cinnamon Stick Pushers"..Of course I was one of the faithful buyers. Yum, Yum and Yum! All wrapped in foil cause that was all that worked.
Adam - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember the "Cinnamon Stick Pushers" in the early 70's .25 cents for 15 wraped up in tinfoil. Are school outlawed them. Dang those thing would burn your lips.
crazy amy - September 08, 2008 - Report this comment
yeh what was the deal with those?! i remember they were HUGE in 4th and 5th grade. i have to ask VALERIE-did your selling of these toothpicks lead you in later life to sell drugs?-you know like a "gateway" drug or a "gateway sell" and was the 1st one free to hook them in? HAHA! just joking.you are all right though because i remember the pushers too and i remember those with the recipe which if memory serves me correctly they had in dynomite magazine.so many kids across the nation were making them-almost like little legal methlabs-or maybe cinnamonlabs would be more like it. as you can plainly see,people, i need some serious help or at the very least a productive hobby.
Paul M - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to get these in the early-mid 70's and yes kids in school sold them. I would suck then chew them practically until I had splinters in my mouth. Like a penny a piece. Ah the good old days.
Greg - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Another memory (along with Bub's Daddies) of Salem Lutheran Elementary School in Blackjack, MO. In sixth grade we had a kid selling these cinnamon toothpicks for a few cents. He kept them in tin foil and then at recess, would offer them to us. Looking back, it seems it was kind of like a drug pusher, but back then, all I wanted was the cinnamon. For a while, I was hooked on them - but then I discovered Wacky Packages, and that's a whole other story ...
Chris - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I wanted in on the "action" of making money off of these cinnamon toothpicks. My parents looked at the warnings on the cinnamon oil and said no %$%^&%% way are you getting that. So I never got to make the big money until I started mowing lawns. Try and get a kid to mow now.
Sheila - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
They still make cinnamon toothpicks. You can buy them online. Mostly on nostalgic candy sites.
CC - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these, I also chewed them until it made a wad in my mouth..My parents wouldnt let me have the oil, but I used to get them from my friends.
Cam - February 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Im in the junior high and i got 100 soaking right now haha. i sell em 10 for 25cents. tryin to bring the 70's BACK haha.
suzie b - January 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I was so addicted to these! wow. seriously addicted... I lived in the family section of Lee's Trailer Park and used to go to the little store across the street. Ramos's? Pretty sure on the name. 5th grade, 1966, Edwin Markham Elementary, we were ALL ADDICTED TO THOSE BABIES! My school banned them too!
Roger Strout - July 23, 2012 - Report this comment
These were the first initiation into manhood for most of us. This along with the atomic fireball bubble gum. No one wanted to be called a sissy for showing any sort of discomfort or pain.
JayC - January 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to have those all the time when I was in junior high.
NinaB - April 01, 2016 - Report this comment
I don't remember any cinnamon stick pushers. But we all used to buy the oil, in a small bottle at the drug store, and stick toothpicks in it and bring it to school. I am eating cinnamon candy right now, which brought back this memory. It's interesting to see people apparently did this cinnamon stick thing everywhere.

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