Monday, August 29, 2005

Hot Stinky Feet

Name: Hot Stinky Feet
Brand: Necco
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store
Price: $.25
Size: 1.5 oz
Calories per ounce: 93
Type: Jelly

This is one of those candies that tries to be edgy but really isn’t. They’re little cinnamon jelly candies and they happen to be shaped like feet and they happen to have the unfortunate name “Hot Stinky Feet.”

Here’s what the package says (because I couldn’t find any mention of it on Necco’s site):

Necco is pleased to introduce you to our line of Toe-rific Brand candies. The original creator of this line of products is Dr. Mark Wolpa, a podiatrist who created these fun foot-shaped treats for you to enjoy and bring attention to how important healthy feet are. Keep them happy because they’re the only two you will ever have. “So remember to open mouth wide and insert (candy) foot.”

The feet themselves are actually pretty cute. The detail even includes a big toenail. They’re definitely cinnamony - upon opening the package there was no doubt what flavor these are. They’re kind of like Hot Tamales, only without the candy shell.

Personally, if I were marketing these I couldn’t call them Hot Stinky Feet. I’d probably call them “Hot Foot” and have a little image of a foot with some lit matches or something. But maybe some over-protective group thought that’d give kids some bad ideas. Anyway, I couldn’t find any mention of these on the Necco site, but did find the good podiatrist’s website called Toefood - which is kinda cute too. The Stinky Feet also come in Sour Apple.

Rating - 7 out of 10 (I did eat the whole package, but I doubt I’ll buy them again)

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:16 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewNeccoCinnamonDiscontinuedJelly Candy7-Worth ItUnited States99 Cent Only Store

Comments
  1. If only they came in durian flavour…then they really would be stinky!

    Comment by Bruce Anderson on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. I like your name better, too, but I think they’re going for the gross-out kiddy market. Hot feet are funny, cute, and apt but no match for zombie brains and snotty eyeballs!

    Comment by russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. I remember reading an article about some gummy candy called Roadkill or something like that, which was shaped like roadkill.  Apparently they were really popular among kids, but there was a parents group that wanted them renamed to something else.  I don’t know what happened, but Hot Stinky Feet sounds like it would be popular with kids.

    Comment by Marvo on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. It’s Hot Stinky Feet because it’s a brand extension.  NECCO also does just Stinky Feet which are a sour gummi-type candy. thus this is the “hot” version of the other product.  The regular Stinky Feet were pretty common here in the midwest bargain bins about a year ago (and at Halloween were available in small packages).

    Comment by Jim Kosmicki on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. Stinky Sour Feet - that is just great!

    Regarding Durian… I wonder if they make Durian candy. I know they make drinks out of it.

    Comment by Bryan on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  6. Apparently someone does:

    http://www.sixthseal.com/001395.html

    Comment by Bruce Anderson on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
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