Tween sensations Justin Bieber and Brenda Song are set to endorse a new candy from Haribo called Vuvuzela Balls. Now that the news is out of the way… what?! What kind of a name is that? It instinctively makes me uncomfortable. Yes, I know the vuvuzela is the loud horn thing that buzzed throughout the World Cup games, but still. The name is apparently not necessarily “a keeper” (soccer pun, I kill me) and could be changed. From a marketing perspective, I can see how naming the candy after the now popularized horn can be beneficial to Haribo. I don’t even follow soccer, and I knew what it was. Vuvuzela Balls are bound to catch someone’s attention and cause a double-take. But, still. Eh, I’m just not sure I can handle “Would you care for a Vuvuzela ball?” Ok, I wouldn’t talk about it, but I’d eat it.
The candy is described as resembling an M&M but more chocolaty, without a shell, and noisier. Funny, I’d never thought M&Ms were terribly obtrusive in volume, unlike the vuvuzela. Nevertheless, the yet to be released candy has piqued my curiosity and I hope to be reviewing it soon. You can bet your sweet Gummy Bear I’ll be trying one.