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Fading Ad: Sen-Sen


Sen-Sen, "For Hoarseness." Gorgeous, massive ad - six stories tall. 158 N. Broadway, Third Ward, Milwaukee. I actually visited, about ten years ago, the Chicago factory where Sen-Sen was last manufactured. I brought home a sample, but don't remember trying it - the owners warned me that it had a strange taste. According to Wikipedia (which noted its "frequent use in covering up the odoriferous evidence of perceived vices such as drinking and cigarette smoking") the product was discontinued in 2013.

April 30, 2017 in Photography | Permalink


"perceived vices"

Posted by: Paul at May 1, 2017 4:43:44 AM

The owners weren't doing a very good job of selling their product.

When I was a kid, I associated it with adulthood, and I didn't even know about the smoking and drinking connection. I'd describe the taste as something like bitter, stale licorice. I liked it.

Posted by: Michael Leddy at May 1, 2017 9:39:35 AM

Indeed, Paul - so judgmental. Vices are nothing more than someone else's hobbies that one disapproves of.

Posted by: Pete at May 12, 2017 7:44:33 AM