Apparently they're not as much 'a part of living' as one might think. Do you remember that old Lifesavers jingle? I do. And at that time, they really were a part of living. I think every mom - and many kids - carried a roll of Lifesavers with them. Some preferred the "Five Flavors" variety, while others, (like me and Deb ;o) preferred "Wild Cherry" or "Butter Rum". Still others preferred "Pep-o-Mint" or "Wint-o-Green".
Well let me just say, whatever your preference, you may be out of luck. At least I am. I've been to several Ralph's stores, one Pavilions store, one Target and one Walmart store and, guess what? No one has them at their checkout stands! Am I wrong, or didn't every store used to have them at their checkout stands? In fact, I can't even find a *roll* of Lifesavers. I can find a bag of individually wrapped Lifesavers - which is what I ended up buying, but they certainly are not as convenient to keep in your purse or car.
Where oh where have my Lifesavers gone? I would often buy them at an old newsstand in Pasadena called Bungalow News. They're closed now, too. Maybe they took all of the rolls of Lifesavers with them. Darn! Just one more thing to miss from the 'good old days'.