Yes, that is right a retro food recipe for cigarettes. Not candy cigarettes or even how to roll your own retro smokes-but an appetizer recipe perfect for your Super Bowl or other party. You won’t even need to tell your guests to take them outside! Those folks in 1960 were quite the partiers!


In small bowl of an electric mixer, beat 8 ounces cream cheese with 1 tablespoon dried tarragon until creamy. Cut 8 slices of prosciutto in half crosswise, or use 16 slices chipped beef. With a spatula spread cream cheese evenly on prosciutto or beef, roll up, and chill for one hour. Cut rolls in half, and dip one end of each “cigarette” in very soft butter, then in finely minced truffle. Arrange on a small rectangular serving dish with bouquets of parsley.

8 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon dried tarragon
8 slices prosciutto or 16 slices chipped beef
4 tablespoon soft butter
2 truffles


  1. Heh. Amused. Very amused.

  2. Good Grief

  3. Laughing my proverbial butt off (no pun intended)!!! You think it’s strange to be serving edible cigarettes to adults at gatherings? When I was a kid (1,000 years ago), we used to buy bubble-gum cigarettes at the candy store!

    Luv, luv, luv your blog. I’m hooked. You’ve got a new regular!

  4. Nah-not so strange-we just finished off a package of candy cigarettes we ordered from a retro candy retailer.

    Welcome Lisa! Glad to have you.

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