The wearing of Bonne Bell Lip Smackers around my neck…

In S1E15, Lorelai is telling Sookie that all her worst moments have happened with Christopher. She elaborates, “My worst fashion choices, my big-hair days, the wearing of Bonne Bell lip-smackers around my neck… It was all with Christopher!”

The Bonne Bell company first released “Lip Smackers,” a line of flavored lip balms, in 1973. They were sometimes sold as pendants that could be worn as necklaces or keychains. Lip Smackers were known for partnering with soda and candy companies, and for their huge range of flavors. Lip Smackers still exist today, although the brand has changed somewhat since the 70’s. Here’s a kind of fun timeline of Lip Smackers history:


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