In 1982, Debbie Ball’s candy store in Albuquerque, New Mexico–dubbed Candy Lady–was the center of controversy over Ball’s decision to sell candy shaped like certain body parts that typically gets distributed at bachelor and bachelorette parties. Little did she know that 30 years later, she’d once again find herself at the center of controversy. Debbie Ball is the mind behind “Breaking Bad”-inspired meth candy, which is traditional rock candy dyed blue to look like crystal meth and sold in plastic baggies. It looks just like the crystal meth cooked up by Walter White on Breaking Bad, and it’s a huge hit with the fans of the show.
Interestingly enough, Ball’s candy isn’t just a tie-in with the show; it actually appeared on the show and was endorsed by Bryan Cranston himself when he appeared on CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman in July. Cranston gave the host a blue baggie of rock candy, and sales spiked.
”We supplied the show when it first started. It’s just rock candy with blue dye and it looks like the real thing,” said Ball. She added, “Hopefully this will be good for business and good for the show. The response has been great. I think it’s starting to go viral. I’m getting calls from all over the world. I have to make 400 bags before tomorrow morning.”
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