Friday, July 23, 2010

Hello Kitty Lucky Stars Candy

Lucky Stars CandyI’m a sucker for novelty tins though I’ve learned over the years to appreciate them in the store and not try to bring everything that captivates me home.

I’ve been tempted for the past few months by the Hello Kitty Lucky Stars Candy at Cost Plus World Market. I resisted, I actually did. But then a package turned up from Sweets & Snacks Expo with some samples and this was among them.

The cute tin is shaped like a Chinese food takeout container, complete with little metal carrying handle.

The tin holds 1.5 ounces of red and white compressed dextrose stars.

Lucky Stars Candy

The base is 2 inches square, the top is about 2.125, so it has slightly tapered sides. It’s about 2 inches tall as well. The top fits nicely and even has little embossing like the flip top would. The red enameled finish and decoration is very nicely done. Everything is well made on the package, no sharp edge while the carrying handle swings easily.

Both the tin and the candy inside is made in China.

Lucky Stars Candy - Red

The stars are a shiny glazed compressed dextrose, like SweeTarts, but not actually tart at all. They’re about a half an inch across and rather thick. The mold is nicely shaped, they remind me of little sheriff’s badges. I think they’re the same flavor ... possibly some sort of pineapple. Of course the red ones taste like red food coloring, which I suppose is better than the taste of cadmium or lead that probably comes from licking the actual tin.

They’re crunchy and satisfying, like tiny Sprees without the tangy note.

If you’re buying this candy, you’re buying it for the packaging. Which is fine, it’s a cute little tin and it would be great for something like rubber bands, paperclips or those weird scented erasers. The little plastic bag inside only fills up half the tin anyway. It’s easy to refill with anything else.

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Name: Lucky Stars Candy
Brand: Boston America
Place Purchased: sample from Sweets & Snacks Expo
Price: $2.00
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 126
Categories: Candy, Compressed Dextrose, 6-Tempting, China, Cost Plus

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:59 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyCompressed Dextrose6-TemptingChinaCost Plus

  1. I’d buy that only for the container, I’m a HUGE HK fan!!

    Comment by GS on 7/23/10 at 1:40 pm #
  2. I could see myself buying it for the container and then the candy getting all stuck together after it sits for a year and I don’t eat it. But it is very cute, and it’s good to know that they put decent candy inside!

    Comment by Deb on 7/24/10 at 5:53 am #
  3. I got a tin of these a few years ago for my friend when I was in NYC…and never ended up giving them to her/opening them myself…they’re so pretty!

    Comment by Nina on 9/17/10 at 8:01 pm #
  4. i brought it affter i saw it on this website…the tin container is tooooo pretty!

    Comment by yin on 3/18/11 at 2:27 pm #
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