Dulces Anahuac (Tijuana, Mexico - July 2001)
This is where it gets weird. Yes, that's a derivative of Winston. Great,
alert RJR, they'll express total surprise and then they'll exchange
letters with Dulces Anahuac for ten years. Anyway, these next six packs
of candy cigarettes were originally manufactured by Tarancon Y Cia, but then
in July of 2001 I vaguely remember noticing that the manufacturer is now
Dulces Anahuac. It's sort of strange - the Tarancon Y Cia and Dulces Anahuac
boxes were exactly the same, looked like the same ink, the same general
design sense, etc. At the time, the paper slip that was included with the
Tarancon Y Cia knock-offs had bit with the address cut off, so I figured
RJR had already shut 'em down and this was the last bit of stock. But it
really turned out to be a merger/takeover. Or ... was it?
It's almost as if Tarancon Y Cia was some sort of dummy
corporation. Print the knock-off brands under the dummy name to be on the
safe side. I don't know why, if that's the case, they've decided to "merge"