Giving a child something that makes noise is usually something you regret later, whether it is a toy, musical instrument or candy. Have you ever heard an energetic toddler with a toy drum? Ten minutes later, that little drummer boy is no longer as cute. Whistle pops are no exception to this rule, as my parents would come to find out.
Every day when he came home from work, my father would bring a new candy for my younger brother and me to sample. One day, the candy of choice was whistle pops. My brother and I were awestruck. A toy and candy in one! Our young minds could not fathom the creative genius that could have made such an item. It quickly became one of our favorites.
To me, the whistle pop resembled a long jolly rancher. It did not have the tart/sour zing of those candies. Instead, it tasted much more mild and sweet. Whistle pops came in a variety of flavors. I remember having cherry, watermelon and blue raspberry, all of which I enjoyed.
Not only did whistle pops taste good, they were also fun to play with. My brother and I would try to out-whistle each other, pulling on the little slider to make the loudest, most high-pitched whistle our little lungs could muster. We never seemed to tire of our whistle competitions. Too late our parents realized what an annoyance these candies would prove to be to them. We were hooked on whistle pops and we would accept no substitutes.
There was one problem with whistle pops. If you licked them too much, you affected their whistling capabilities. It was a real struggle to decide which you wanted more: a delicious lollipop or a whistle that you could use to out-whistle your little brother. Usually my love of candy got the better of me and I devoured the whole thing. But not before I got in a few good whistles.
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