Tuesday, April 18, 2006
None of your lip, missy
Lip Smackers are different now than when I was a kid. We had the semi-giant ones, which you could wear on cords around your neck. Popular flavors included 7-Up, Tootsie Roll, and Orange Crush.
Now, Lip Smackers are tiny. Target sells them in trios sometimes, three different flavors in one little pack. The flavors are less single-flavor focused and seem to be heavy on blends, such as these vanilla-cream twists. But they still have familiar products as flavors -- check out this M&M chocolate trio (hmm, I have a friend who might just love these) and the familiar soda flavors, including Orange and Grape Crush, Dr. Pepper, 7-Up and others. They also have funky Liquid Skittles flavors and Jell-O flavors.
I have to admit, unlike Napoleon Dynamite, I never had much trouble with mah lips hurting real bad. I only wore LipSmackers because they were cool and smelled good, not for any lip-tending reason. But for a teen trend, they were pretty cheap and harmless, and I may just have to pick up one or two again.