Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Disneyland Candy Novelties

Mickey PodI don’t often fall prey to novelties on the basis of their cuteness. It’s usually their novelty or utility that gets me.

These are cute but certainly expensive, useless and probably bad for the environment.

What’s worse? I bought two.

The come in a gajillion different versions: Eeyore, Piglet, Tiggr, Pluto and Mickey were the ones I saw. They’re called Candy Keepers, and as far as I’m concerned, they can keep the candy.

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Each little pod comes in a snug little clear plastic box along with a packet of candies (about the same amount as a packet of sugar). They’re all pastels. I thought for a while there might be primary colored ones in there and rooted around in the display. The pastel really doesn’t make much sense, unless you’re a Piglet fan.

Pooh PodThe little pod comes apart with a twist that holds exactly the amount of candy included. You’re responsible for your own assembly.

The little pastel candies are dreadful. I thought they were going to be like Tart n Tiny ... little sugar shelled SweeTarts or something. Instead the candies are slightly floral/raspberry flavored ... completely sweet except for the awful bitter aftertastes (is that the artificial coloring?).

How much, you’re wondering? $2.50 each. The included candy aside, they’re still going to be fun to keep on my desk and put other actual candies that I like inside. (This week it’ll probably be Good & Plenty.) If it were just a little toy, I think I’d be okay (if it were less than $2, come on, how much was it to make these things ...). With the candy, these fall out of my good graces and I give them a 5 out of 10. If you’re trying to moderate your child’s candy intake and have only given them a $2.50 budget for sweets and Disneyland, well, this is the treat for you! (It makes me feel silly for complaining about paying over a dollar for those Gummy Fishies.)

Mickey LollipopsThere are a lot of lollipops for sale at Disneyland. My guess is there is at least one per child available in stores at all times. They’re a silly candy, really. A very, very big piece of bright hard candy. You could get a kid interested in hard candy if you paid them ... unless it’s flat, comes with a handle and has some sort of Princess on the wrapper.

I was pretty pleased to see these Mickey Mouse Bundled Pops at the stores. They’re fun to look at and it appears that a kid might actually be able to eat one of these while waiting in one of those long lines for a ride ... and still have some for later.

The bundle has five thick Mickey Ear pops in it: Cherry, Orange, Banana, Cotton Candy and Watermelon each on a 7” paper stick.

I left the red on my brother’s windshield ... so the kids would think there was a lollipop fairy at Disneyland!

Cotton Candy MickeyEach pop weighs about .66 ounces each. They feel substantial and are dense, without any noticeable voids. They’re opaque due to the addition of titanium dioxide, which means they’ll make effective but small sunblocks if necessary.

The flavors aren’t as bright as the colors though. For Banana and Cotton Candy, the flavor was mild and sweet. For the Orange and Watermelon, the flavor just didn’t have any zazz. It was all sweet and no tang. I suppose some children prefer sweet over tart, so keep that in mind if you’re looking for a candy that won’t overpower them.

They are very attractive and one of the few candies that continues the Mickey Mouse theme all the way until you bite their ears off. At $3.95 for the bundle of five, well that’s a bit steep. I give them a 6 out of 10.

Neither of these treats was marked Kosher.

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Name: Candy Keeper & Mickey Mouse Bundled Pops
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Disney
Place Purchased: Candy Palace
Price: $2.50 & $3.95
Size: .35 ounces & 3.3 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Compressed Dextrose, Hard Candy, United States, China, Disney, Novelty

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:13 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Well, $3.95 for 5 is still better than what they could’ve charged….like $1 per pop, or WORSE ($2 per pop!)  I went to the Pittsburgh zoo recently and bought a spiral lollipop - $2 for more lollipop than I really need.

    Comment by Tindy on 6/26/07 at 6:39 am #
  2. he he i have all but the pooh. what store did you find them in? i was there last night btw… raspberry

    Comment by Sunny on 6/26/07 at 10:41 am #
  3. i have a soft spot in my heart for those mickey pops. i dont know why but i have to get them everytime i go to disney land. LOVE them.

    Comment by jess on 6/26/07 at 1:53 pm #
  4. I was surprised by how much I liked those little candies inside the Candy Keepers (I got a Donald here on the lot.)  Oh, the best cotton candy I’ve ever tasted is at Downtown Disney!  The Candee Fluff kiosk near the Lego store.  The pink vanilla is perfect and the grape is grapily transcendent.  Even the coconut pineapple is yummy and actually tastes like what it’s called.  Check it out the next time you go.

    Comment by Erin on 6/27/07 at 1:45 pm #
  5. Ah I bought that little plastic mickey for my aunt and we threw out the candies so she could put other stuff in it. The container is so cute. The only lollipop I liked when I went there was the cotton candy one, and they’re only good for a few licks. Never seen so much candy as I did in Disneyland, it was crazy!

    Comment by Kayla on 6/29/07 at 4:08 am #
  6. do you know where i can buy these?

    went to disneyland paris in march and didn’t bring any home…craving them so much!

    nicest lollipops i have ever tasted!

    if you know where i can get these then please email me on:

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    Many Thanks x

    Comment by Abigail on 4/09/08 at 5:26 am #
  7. I think the candy containers are cute but i never actualy have bought them before.I especialy like the pooh bear one he is adorable!

    Comment by Candy Lover on 6/24/08 at 11:11 am #
  8. Sounds interesting.. I’m not very close to Disneyland though…

    Comment by Zack on 11/12/10 at 4:53 pm #

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