Friday, July 13, 2007

Baby Bottle Pacifier Tarts

Baby BottleThere are some candies that are placed very low on the shelves at drug stores and grocers for a reason, they’re appealing to little people. And until I started shopping the bottom shelf, there was a lot of stuff that never even entered my candy radar.

This little baby bottle filled with compressed dextrose tarts is one such candy. It’s made by a small company called Imperial Toy and they haven’t even bothered to name the product. So I’m just going to call them Baby Bottle Pacifier Tarts. Once I took off the clear plastic shrink wrap, there’s no branding on here at all.

The little bottle is an actual toy baby bottle, complete with a rubber nipple with a hole in it, so as to make a mess with your little baby doll that actually drinks, or maybe it doesn’t. (Here’s a tip, don’t put actual milk in your doll that actually drinks. It’s fun at first, but then your doll smells like spoiled milk.)

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The bottle holds 1.5 ounces of candy, so it’s a nice size and of course refillable with candy or kids can use it as a toy bottle for their dolls.

Candy PacifiersThe candies come in cherry, orange, lemon, lime and ... um, I think the blue one is pineapple.

The little compressed dextrose candies are cute, a great size an the pacifier shape is nicely done. The flavor isn’t very strong, certainly not as strong as SweeTarts. I’d liken these to Smarties, but perhaps a little harder and a little more flavorful (well, and a little more colorful).

I think these are called “Oh Baby! Pacifier Candy” and made in Canada by Concord Confections. I’ve seen them in bulk at candy stores and advertised as a favor-filler on sites that specialize in baby shows and the like. Since you can buy them in bulk, I suppose you can make your own little filled favors for parties. Since this was $1.09 at the drug store, it may be a less expensive way to go. (Concord also makes the super-fun Candy Blox.)

As a novelty item, this doesn’t really do much for me, but then again I don’t recall actually having a doll when I was a girl (I know I must have had one, but I don’t remember her ... I remember my sister had that doll that grew her long blonde hair when you pushed a button on her tummy). I see this as more of a “favor” item or stocking stuffer. As a candy container, it’s cute but of course once you take it out of its plastic wrap, it doesn’t work very well to keep moisture out because there’s a hole in the nipple.

Name: Baby Bottle Pacifier Tarts
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Concord Confections
Place Purchased: Rite Aid (Vermonica)
Price: $1.09
Size: 1.25 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Compressed Dextrose (Chalk), Canada, Novelty

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:26 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Out of curiousity Cybele, is this article supposed to end with the “But” or is that some leftover from editing?

    Comment by Nhi on 7/13/07 at 6:56 am #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    Do’h! I moved a couple of sentences around ... all better now!

    Comment by Cybele on 7/13/07 at 7:01 am #
  3. good day! hi! im babols from philippines. im a college student and our group is conducting a feasbility study on someting related with candy making. so i would like to ask for some help on how to make a candy. just a simple candy. PLEASE? we will mix it with virgin coconut oil. try to search the net in case you want to know more about it. i would greatly appreciate any information you may have regarding our study.

    i left my e-mail address and also my blog’s url. you can notify me there in case you have read this.

    thank you very much and have a good day!

    Comment by Emelou Antoniette C. Chua / babols on 7/15/07 at 9:47 pm #
  4. I just used the pacifier hard candies to fill shower favors. I found them in a largish bag at a craft store.  I never did eat any of them though. They just didn’t smell at all appealing.

    Comment by g on 7/16/07 at 4:08 am #
  5. We had another doll name “Scratchy Head” We had Mom cut off all her hair. We didn’t play with her much.

    Comment by Amy on 7/16/07 at 4:44 am #
  6. Cybele's avatar

    Emelou - I’m afraid I don’t know much about candy making, but perhaps someone else will be able to help out.

    g - That’s where I saw the ... at Michael’s!

    Amy - wasn’t there another little black baby doll too? She had a pink polka dot dress.

    Comment by Cybele on 7/17/07 at 7:00 pm #

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