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Candy Review: Blow Pop Minis

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Blow Pop Minis

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When the long school day was over, the afternoon bus seemed like a sanctuary. True, there were always spit balls to dodge, boys to avoid, and backpacks to trip over. Despite these hazards, I welcomed the world of the school bus for one particular reason: it was prime candy trading time.

Once we settled in for the drive home, my bus companions and I would whip out our respective stashes and embark on a journey through a smörgåsbord of sweets. The candies that would appear most frequently from our backpacks were Fireballs, Red Hots, Jolly Ranchers, Warheads and Blow Pops.

Blow Pops were always a favorite because they combined lollipops with gum, which was forbidden both in school and on the bus. We would consume the Blow Pops with gusto, giddy with our secret rebellion. It was with this same excitement that I approached a bag of Blow Pop Minis – the “Blow Pop with NO Stick.” How would my Blow Pop experience fare now that I was no longer encumbered with a stick?

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Candy Review: Assorted Candy from the Melville Candy Company

Categories: Candy,Candy Reviews,Chocolate Candy,Hard Candy,Lollipops

Melville Red Lobster

Free candy samples are always nice to receive, but the Melville box provided a uniquely fun experience. The Melville pops and spoons were so fun to look at that I was hesitant to try them because I didn’t want to ruin them. Melville gets big points on packaging and creative molding. The handles of the spoons are nice wood, and each candy pop is wrapped in thick cellophane and secured with a gold twist-tie. Definitely an aesthetically pleasing product.

The Old Tyme Barley Pops are very well done. The animal shapes are respectably realistic, and I made sure to tell my friends who shared the candy that the lobsters were not seafood flavored (that sure would be gross, wouldn’t it?). I liked the selection of animals and flavors. Each pop is weighty and dense with only tiny air bubbles in the candy.

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Pop Rocks Presents: Build Your Own Skeleton Pops

Categories: Candy,Candy News,Holiday Candy,Lollipops,New Candy,Novelty Candy

Skeleton Pops Bag

Have you ever wanted to build your own skeleton out of lollipop sticks? Pop Rocks is now giving budding Frankensteins the opportunity to piece plastic bones together into complete skeletal bodies. Strange timing for this new candy to come out (wouldn’t the announcement be better off closer to Halloween?), but the Build Your Own Skeleton Pops should be available by April of 2007.

What I first believed to be edible skeletal (that’s fun to say out loud!) remains turned out to be something different. The lollipop itself is strawberry swirl. The collectible, buildable aspect comes in with the stick. Each stick is actually a bone, and multiple pops must be eaten before you collect enough parts to create an entire skeleton. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

These unique treats are available in seven different individually wrapped collectible bone styles, skull, rib cage, arms (2), legs (2), and hip, that that snap together into a free-standing 20 inch skeleton play figure. Featuring fact-filled packaging that encourages kids to learn all about the human skeletal system, Build Your Own Skeleton Pops are collectible, fun, delicious and educational.

Pop Rocks Build Your Own Skeleton Pops Box

It’s great that a company has finally figured out a creative use for the stick of a lollipop. I collect them, but I never know what to do with the sticks afterwards and they almost always end up in the recycle bin. Now at least I’d have a creepy-cool skeleton after all that licking. Skeleton Pops will be available in stores starting this April, at $0.99 per bag, or in a larger bag of seven pops for $5.99.

Preggie Pops and Queasy Drops

Categories: Candy,Candy News,Lollipops,New Candy

queasy pops

Preggie Pops and Queasy Drops claim to cure morning/motion sickness and queasy stomach. I can’t help but be skeptical. If I have a queasy stomach, the last thing I want is something to eat. Has anyone tried any of these?