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In Pee-wee's Big Holiday, we often see someone grab a candy "Root Beer Barrel" and use a tiny straw to drink the Root Beer inside the candy. I've never tried this candy before and when I was researching online I couldn't determine whether you can actually drink from Root Beer Barrels.

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    Its just a gag. The movie portrays all kinds of things that don't make sense in the real world. Its PeeWee Herman.
    – sanpaco
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 22:18

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Root Beer Barrel candy, as far as I've had in real life, are hard candy. They do not have a liquid center. So no.

Obviously, there may be variations on the candy throughout the country or even world, or specialty/designer/indie/souvenir candy manufacturers who make it as the movie describe. You never know.

  • so, in-universe, they were just pretending to drink from it?
    – RedCaio
    Commented Mar 26, 2016 at 2:36
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    @RedCaio you are asking about realism, or real world. In-universe the candies could be different. And It's Pee-Wee so yea, maybe he's just pretending. If you're asking for in-universe you need to update your question to reflect that.
    – cde
    Commented Mar 26, 2016 at 2:40
  • well, I don't want to invalidate your existing answer, but now that it seems there's no liquid inside in real life, I'm wondering whether they're is lquid inside in-universe where they drinking it or just pretending. If it wouldn't bother you, I can add that to my question. Or if it would, I can ask a new question. :)
    – RedCaio
    Commented Mar 26, 2016 at 2:49
  • Ping a mod and see what they recommend
    – cde
    Commented Mar 26, 2016 at 2:50
  • "Ping a mod" ... what did you call me?
    – RedCaio
    Commented Mar 26, 2016 at 2:53

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