TME Halloween Trivia: Breaking Bad Candy Meth
For the uninitiated, Breaking Bad is a show about making meth. A lot of meth. You see bags and bags of the blue stuff, but what you might not know is that the props used for meth on the show are in fact rock candy. Cotton Candy flavored to be specific. The lab in which the meth is made is in fact a fully functional lab where all the rock candy is produced.
Aaron Paul, who plays Jesse, admitted to Entertainment Weekly during an interview that he loves the stuff and is constantly munching on it whenever it’s on set. Often to the chagrin of the production crew. He tells EW, “They dye it a little bit, but I don’t care — I just eat through the dye. I get everyone to try it. I literally try to hand out our drugs to new [actors] on the show. They’re like, ‘No, I don’t want to try.’ ‘Here just have one. You’re on Breaking Bad! Eat some of the meth!’ And they do and they’re like, ‘Wow, that’s actually really good.’ And then I always see them go to the big bins of meth, grab out a few and eat it…. I’m like, ‘Yeah, you’re liking my product.’”
See production video all about the lab here: