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Pixy Stix

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Pixy Stix is a powdered candy packaged in a wrapper that resembles a drinking straw.

Pixy Stix used to be made by Sunline which started in 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri. Originally it was a drink mix in the late 1930s, sold as Frutola, but J. Fish Smith found that kids were eating the sweet & sour powder right from the package. He shifted the name to Fruzola and added a spoon. Later it was repackaged with a dipping candy stick as Lik-M-Aid and also sold in little straws called Pixy Stix. It wasn’t until parents complained about the grainy, sticky powder that Sunline came up with a compressed tablet form, the SweeTart in 1963.

4 Comments to Pixy Stix

  1. Yum!!! I love those! They still make them too! :D

  2. Kendall on July 18th, 2011
  3. Yeah I remember these. You could get them relatively cheap. My friends and i would pedal our bikes up to the Suwanee Swifty and buy as many as we could afford and them down all at once.

  4. Wild-Eyed Southern Boy on July 24th, 2011
  5. I had completely forgotten about the “Lik-M-Aid” stuff, I loved those! The’dippig stick’ was even tastier than the powder, I thought!

  6. SlamDance_Karma on July 27th, 2011
  7. You would bite an end off the straw with your teeth. Then you would pour the powder into your mouth and maybe cough. The powder always clogged, because of your saliva, and wouldn’t pour out. You would always end up chewing the paper straw, to get the remaining powder, and spitting pieces of paper out. They came out with Giant Pixiw Stix which reduced the clogging.

  8. Dick Tater on September 11th, 2011

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