Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Disney Pixie Perfect Gummies

Pixie Perfect GummiesWhen I was a kid I loved craft kits. Things like Shrinky Dinks, Spirograph, those looms for making your own rag potholders, and of course lots of improvised crafts with yarn, fabric & items around the house. My brother had similar leanings and in particular he had an insect maker called Creepy Crawlers Bug Making Kit (or something similar from the late seventies era).

I’m sure there were girly versions of this kit where you stuck latexy goo into little molds, let them set and then popped out a squishy temporary toy. Perhaps you could make your own hair jewelry or flair for your My Little Pony or Polly Pocket ... not that I had either of those toys.

You’re probably wondering at this point, when is she going to mention what the candy for review is? Well, I don’t want to. I bought it, I took pictures of it ... but I just can’t seem to bring myself to eat it just yet.

Pixie Perfect GummiesThe Pixie Perfect Gummies have a pretty appealing package. It features the Disney Fairies, with Tinkerbell right there in an outfit where her dress matches the candies.

The package says that it contains two 100 calories packs inside. I sigh at this, because I’m concerned about children counting calories, especially when the creatures on the package are no bigger than my hand and couldn’t possibly need more than 100 calories in a day (well, I’m not actually sure of that, since I don’t know about the combination of warm-bloodedness and wings/flight would have on energy demands and google was no help).

But enough about that.

Each little packet had five gummi items in it. Each is about 1.25 to 1.5 inches across.

Pixie Perfect Gummies

The color & texture is startling. While I found it appealing, I felt like it was more appropriate for a plastic pin that I’d affix to my rainbow suspenders than something I’d like to eat. (Which brings me back to that molded insect toy maker.) The texture was soft and pliable, much like those sticky octopods that you could buy for a quarter in a vending machine at the grocery store. (Something like this?)

Pink Daisy: Watermelon - soft and chewy, it was perfumy with a slight tangy note to it. Besides the bright pink color, it was much like most other gummis, expect the food coloring gave it a bitter aftertaste for me.

Blue Butterfly: Raspberry - the flavor was mild and pleasant, again with a strong artificial bent like the watermelon, though less weird aftertaste.

Green Flower: Apple - this one was the most artificial of them all and had an unpleasant dank note to it.

In this case the candies looked exactly like they did on the package. I didn’t care for the flavors, but the texture was good. They’re actually more fun, as far as I’m concerned, as toys. They stick pretty nicely on glass (like a mirror or car window) but of course leave a bit of a greasy film.

The actual candies have no affiliation with the Pixies ... they’re not items the Fairies eat, not shaped like characters or even named for anything in particular that relates.

I’d prefer if Disney stopped using these companies that manufactured in China and used so many artificial ingredients without much regard to how the licensed product fit into the image of the characters & story. (I think the Bertie Bott’s/Jelly Belly/Harry Potter is one of the truest tie ins.)

Related Candies

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  3. Ratatouille Pocket Slider Lollipop
  4. Disneyland Candy Novelties
  5. Airheads
Name: Disney Pixie Perfect Gummies
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Flix Candy
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only (Miracle Mile)
Price: $.60
Size: 1.8 ounces
Calories per ounce: 90
Categories: Gummi, China, Flix Candy

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:40 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Wacky Wall Walkers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRLLnmqpGas&fmt=18

    I think I have a couple, somewhere, preserved like fetal pigs in film canisters filled with dish detergent.

    Comment by eric-jon r?ssel waugh on 7/21/09 at 3:41 pm #
  2. I thought it’d be easy to make a comparison based on hummingbirds, but the estimates range from three calories a day all the way up to 1200 an hour. Who knows!

    Comment by Zerotime on 7/21/09 at 4:42 pm #
  3. Back when I was working at a toy store, in the mid-to-late nineties, there was something very similar to the Creepy Crawlers workshop aimed at girls. Iit was the Easy-Bake Oven, make of that what you will.

    Comment by amrothery on 7/21/09 at 5:21 pm #
  4. Do you know the manufacturer of these?

    Comment by Steve on 7/22/09 at 6:29 am #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    eric-jon - thanks! I couldn’t remember the name. The ones we had were all octopod type creatures.

    Zerotime - I’m guessing they’re rather similar to hummingbirds (which are also warmblooded). Judging by how much they’d eat from my feeder, I’d say that it’s probably more towards 1,000 a day.

    amrothery - we had an Easy Bake Oven for a while in our house. My mother refused to buy us the mixes and later took the light bulb out for fear that we’d burn ourselves. Not much fun.

    Steve - as I listed in the specs box, it’s Flix Candy. I’m not sure if they really make them or just package them, though.

    Comment by Cybele on 7/22/09 at 7:43 am #
  6. Thanks for the information. This helps me being able to order them in.

    Comment by Steve on 7/22/09 at 7:45 am #
  7. There are similar ones for Hannah Montana and High School Musical. I’ve put off trying them because they don’t look like decent gummi snacks. I’ve also put off trying the individually packaged Fairies and Hannah lollipops as well for some reason although they look good. Something about this current crop of Disney candies reminds me of all the cheap, glossily packaged Spice Girls candy from the 90s.

    Comment by Ange on 7/31/09 at 4:57 pm #

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