Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Candy Blox

Candy Blox

I reviewed Candy Blox a few years ago (here).

I did a candy buffet for the Night of Writing Dangerously write-a-thon/fundraiser for National Novel Writing Month back in November. I thought that the Candy Blox would be a perfect little treat for folks looking for something to play with and eat.

What surprised me was that they’ve changed a little since the last time I tried them. They’re much brighter and quite a bit more dense. There are fewer colors (yellow, blue, green & red) but that makes them look much more like Legos. They’re still stackable and realistic.

I’m a big believer in gifts of insanely large quantities of mundane products. So if there’s a Lego fan in your life, why not 11 pounds (that’s the box it came in, I ordered it from Jack’s Wholesale Candy & Toy in downtown Los Angeles)?

Candy Blox

Oh, the other thing I found out? When researching the vegan status of all the candies I offered at the buffet, I had to write to Tootsie, who makes these, and they said that the Calcium Stearate comes from an all vegetable source. So these are actually vegan!

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:11 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyHighlightFun Stuff

  1. I used these to decorate a cake for my LEGO-obsessed son’s birthday, and they worked nicely for this purpose.  They’re nice to eat, but a little quickly becomes too much.

    Comment by StaticCling on 1/02/11 at 2:07 pm #
  2. Love your blog, especially vegan statuses. Do you know if these have red40? I’m allergic and sadly I can’t really eat the ones in the same bin as red ones, also orange, grape, pink etc.

    Comment by Jay on 3/19/11 at 12:02 am #
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