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Hippy Sippy Lives

Hippy Sippy Lives Advertising Button Museum
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hippy sippy says HIPPY SIPPY LIVES
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Lowercase black text along top edge with uppercase black text below on an blue background.

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Hippy Sippy was a Japanese candy produced in the late 1960s and imported into the United States by R.J. Albert & Sons. The packaging was shaped like a syringe and the candy resembled brightly colored pills. The candy played on the popular hippy and drug culture happening in the United States at the time, and each package came with a button that typically stated "hippy sippy says" and then another phrase alluding to drug usage slang such as "I'll try anything". The FDA ultimately recalled the candy in 1969 because of the controversy surrounding the drug paraphernalia inspired packaging.

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