As far as I can tell, the Great American Smokeout (held today) has not made it to France yet.... It's been awhile, but I've also seen the candy cigarettes since I've been here. Don't ask me what possessed me to buy these chocolate cookies above, other than my intense love of chocolate, especially hazelnut. I planned to remove the wrappings and put them in a bowl, but time got the best of me when I had guests over recently and I set them on the table right in the box. I should have taken the time... One of my young guests began "smoking" his... Yikes. I felt so bad. Especially when his mom scolded him.
Perhaps they could rename them? Chocostix? Hazelnut batons? Anything but cigarettes.