Breaking Bad is a huge hit and New Mexico loves that it is filmed here. It is fun to watch the show and see the places we all frequent as the back drop in so many scenes. Lately there has been a lot of buzz that we are getting more and more visitors that want to see all these places shown during the television series. I haven’t decided if it is a good thing or bad thing.
If you haven’t seen the show, it is basically about Meth and it’s production. Yep, it is all about a chemistry genius that uses his knowledge to create the world’s highest quality crystal meth. So you can see why some people aren’t the most happy about it being filmed here or our boost in tourism as a result.
I don’t mind the boost in tourism. It isn’t like people are coming here to buy meth because of the show. They just want to see a bunch of places where the show was filmed. I get that. I’m fine with that. What I’m NOT fine with is a local business selling a candy that looks like the meth in the show.
The Candylady in Old Town has been the center of controversy for years. She sells XXX rated cakes and deserts that have caused protests by local churches in the past. I am even okay with those. I don’t care if you are selling obscene shaped cakes, candies or anything else. What I do have an issue with is selling candy as “Meth Candy”. It is simple rock candy, but it is how it is being marketed that bothers me.
Meth is a problem in our state, as with many others. Selling a candy that resembles a drug is just wrong. Kids will think its fun to eat the candy and say they are taking meth. HORRIBLE! It is displayed in the store as “Breaking Bad Candy” and sold in little baggies. Why did she think it was okay to do that?
I understand she had made the candy for the show as a prop in the past. I don’t know why she thought it was a good idea to sell it as that though. I know I don’t want my kids getting their hands on a bag of “Breaking Bad Candy”.
What do you think?