ExLax The Ideal Laxative Fig Flavor and Chocolated Matchbook Magnet (MM47)

Hungarian born pharmacist Max Kiss was having trouble selling his laxatives.  He decided he’d make them tastier, so he added chocolate and nick named them “ExLax” for “excellent laxative”.  He did very well with his marketing, with the exception of his attempt to make a fig-flavoured laxative syrup (folks gave the old “no-thanks” to that idea).

I have a serious ongoing love affair with old drug products. How can you not enjoy something that has “fig flavor”? And digging on the whole “nasty-tasting physics” dealio here too – I mean how adorable is that?!

The image you see is exactly what we used to produce the magnet.  (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding.  The surface is textured, so it does not scratch.  We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China.  It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.

Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE:  This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)

PACKAGING:  This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.

It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.

*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days.  We do not expedite shipping.  Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.


1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in


500 in stock

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