>can't afford to buy jawbreakers
>but they're able to obtain all other sorts of junk food easily
>can't afford to buy jawbreakers. >but they're able to obtain all other sorts of junk food easily
>can't afford to buy jawbreakers
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maybe those were free
That was junk food they raided from their own homes. It's the kind of stuff parents would buy for the whole family, so it would actually be available to them. Jawbreakers are not the sort of thing parents would ever buy because they only appeal to the kids.
Jawbreakers is such an arbitrary candy to make them obsessed with anyway. Nobody was ever that into jawbreakers, they were a not that good gimmick candy. That's like being obsessed with candy cigarettes or whistle pops.
It was a cartoony excuse to distort the character's faces.
holy fuck whistle pops I forgot those were a thing
Are those still a thing?
Yeah, probably the most common small sized Jawbreakers are Gobstoppers, which despite being called "everlasting" take about one full minute of suckage before you can just chomp right through it like any other hard candy, and I think they do attempt to give those ones some mild flavor resembling various artificial fruit flavors, but it really doesn't taste much better anyway.
This is random crap from their folk's fridges
Jawbreakers I feel made sense for the "no specific time period" thing the show went for
It is a bit of an exaggeration to have them obsessed with just that, but hey, it's a cartoon. Kids loving jawbreakers is an old trope. Remember the gobstopper in Willy Wonka? That's a jawbreaker.
As an oldfag, I remember around the time EE&E was coming out local corner stores would sell a lot of sizes of jawbreakers up to about funball sized, and at KB toys you could get a huge $10 one.
You have to remember that kids get attracted on gimmicks. The most sour candy, the weirdest candy, the grossest candy, the biggest candy. I don't think anyone actually loved jawbreakers for the taste, it was almost like a test of skill for kids. I remember when everyone was into Warheads candies at my school, none of us liked the fucking things we just wanted to show we were able to eat it.
The late 90s/early 2000s were a great time for gimmick candies, it's a shame they are less popular now. Modern kids are boring.
I always wanted a girl to put a ringpop up her butthole for like a day and let me suck it after, never got that though
don't give up on your dreams
God that sounds like heaven.
Get her to put three jawbreakers instead and make it an Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy.
The largest ones I've seen were about the size of a billiard ball, used to get them from the shelf at the grocery store that would let you pull out candy and buy it by weight.
Managed to get through two or three.
>I don't think anyone actually loved jawbreakers for the taste, it was almost like a test of skill for kids.
I remember it being more that you paid $10 for what was basically infinite candy. These fuckers lasted.
>The most sour candy
I fucking hated Warheads, but they were really popular in my school, seemingly just because the kids liked watching each other suffer.
I loved warheads but they changed something because they stopped tasting as good when the sour wore off when before it still tasted lije decent candy. I was a king at those challenges too (they also sadly became less sour during the flavour change). I once dissolved the inside of my right cheek during a challenge and it was all sore, stingy and stringy with dead skin for a week!
Got rid of that stupid sore you keep accidentally biting too so if you guys have a major issue with those, just airstrike your mouth with acid.
I remember hearing somewhere that Danny chose jawbreakers as a joke because they were "the worst kind of candy to eat" in real life. So it created a gag where the kids in the show are absolutely obsessed with a candy that almost nobody even likes in real life. I'm not 100% sure if that quote is true though. I gotta admit though, seeing jawbreakers in Ed Edd n Eddy actually made me try them when I was younger. I was not impressed.
Ed Edd n Eddy made kid me want a jawbreaker. Getting one for the first time and finding out they sucked ass was disappointing. It’s just one giant disgusting ball of sugar.
I've never had a jawbreaker, what do they taste like?
They're really just hard balls of sugar, some of them are hollow and have more sugar inside if you bite them. Kid me was very let down by how small they were when I actually had one.
Oh the giant ones exist, they're just fuck nasty because you're supposed to eat it over the course of however the fuck long it takes you to lick it down to size, so kids would wrap it in plastic wrap and save it, their disgusting spit covered sugar ball.
Are you talking about the Jaw Busters you get at like, Halloween or in a variety pack, or do you mean one of the actual large size ones?
I've only ever seen the big ones. They suck since you can't fit them in your mouth, so you just have to carry this giant sticky billiard ball around as you constantly lick it. It's nasty as fuck, you look like a retard, and you're probably drooling sticky sugary spit all over your face while at it.
Dumbest ass candy ever.
or you could throw them down on the kitchen floor and eat the shards. thats what i did when i got one as a kid. my mum was so fucking pissed
Your mom was right to be pissed. You put it in a bag, go outside, and swing the bag against the driveway, sidewalk, or street.
The trick was to smash it, then you would have little bits of hard candy, which would also turn it into a shareable candy.
>They suck since you can't fit them in your mouth
got one of these when i was a dumbass kid at a birthday party, I was like 6. couldn't fit it in my mouth so I waltzed off and cried thinking I couldn't eat it lol.
They have no flavor other than cheap powdery sugar that's been condensed into a ball. Leaves you with that stale flavor on the tongue, like candy hearts, though they're not as chalky as those, harder and with a smoother surface.
Taste kinda like love hearts, just milder. It's not really something anyone ever bought for the taste.
It’s a silly kids cartoon, don’t think too hard about it’s logic.
That's WHY they can't afford the jawbreakers.
The compound word "jawbreaker" is kind of funny as reference to a desireable thing.