|AYDS appetite suppressant candy
What better way to lose weight in the 1970s and early 1980s than with chocolate, caramel or peanut butter flavored candies? Ayds was just that. Each tasty candy-like bite contained a special appetite suppressant to keep dieters from cheating.
Throughout that time, Ayds was flying off of drugstore shelves. The fabulous TV and magazine ads were convincing chubbers that this delicious candy would slim them down in no time. Things were going smoothly for the product until ...
Enter the AIDs crisis. Admit it. When you hear the word "Ayds" (pronounced Aids), the immune disease is the first thing that comes to mind. This very thought helped sales drop 50 percent by 1988. Unfortunately, even changing the name to Diet Ayds didn't save this gimmicky diet product.
Do you remember Ayds? Here's a commercial for the appetite suppressant candy.