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Yes, Candy Scabs….again. I first mentioned these when I stumbled upon them online a few months ago. They were gross enough to take the number one spot on our Top 10 Grossest Candies list, and now I have some in my grubby little hands. They don’t come out officially until September, but Cap Candy (Hasbro’s candy division) sent me some ahead of time to review.
They aren’t exactly what I had imagined when I first found them, but they are still pretty gross. The bandage itself is thin, sturdy plastic – you know the plastic that a package of Oscar Meyer bologna is in? It’s that type of plastic. On the back are two sticky spots that you remove the protective covering and use those sticky spots to stick it to your skin. (photo) The part over your “wound” is a hinged area that opens to reveal the candy “scab”. (photo) The hinged area is re-closeable so you can take a few licks and save it for later. (photo)
The candy scab is simply molded, pressed sugar like a SweeTart or pressed Pixy Stix but the top is “scab red” and molded to look like a real scab (and it turns your tongue bloody red). You get five bandages per box plus a pack of five “scab refills”. (photo) The candy itself is nothing special, but isn’t bad tasting. The whole thing is pretty gross though.
I predict these will be a big hit if the kids can convince the parents to buy them and if Cap Candy can make enough of them and keep the retailers’s shelves stocked.