Thursday, February 14, 2008

Marshmallow Pig

Love PigI’m not sure what I’d think if someone gave me this for Valentine’s Day.

IIt has a simple name, Marshmallow Lollipop. t’s a pig shaped marshmallow pop, and it’s pretty big at 3.2 ounces of fluffed sugar and gelatin. They’re made by Confectionery Lane and actually come in some much more attractive versions such as decorated hearts. (Serious Eats has the Winnie the Pooh.)

While the idea of a pig shaped creature holding a little heart that says love may only be compelling to the Cute Overload fanatics, I can see that there may be a niche of people out there that perhaps enjoy food shaped like the ingredients (what is gelatin made of, after all?) or perhaps someone has a nickname of Piglet ... maybe they raise pigs or had one as a 4H project ... oh, maybe they have pink skin!

Love PigThis sizeable puff has, well, its size going for it. The lettering on it is rather clumsy. The pig’s face is cute enough but the body is kind of hard to understand and of course it’s not really a three dimensional candy, the back side is simply flat.

It smells kind of like Fruity Pebbles. It tastes like, well, tangy latex.

The texture is actually rather nice, very moist and consistent. But the flavor is just awful.

So I thought I’d toast it. It’s already on a stick, so why not?

Since the marshmallow was so moist it became really runny on the inside rather quickly, but the outside toasted up nicely.

But a tart and flavored marshmallow is not the same as a regular marshmallow (certainly not like the lovely marshmallows from earlier this week). Really disappointing. I ate about three bites and threw the rest of it out.

Oddly enough the nutrition label says that a single serving is the whole pop and is 260 calories. (I guess you can’t really cut off pieces and save the rest for later.)

Confectionery Lane sounds like a quaint company, but really they’re just a brand name used by East-West Distributing Co., which is owned and operated by Walgreen’s.  There are lots of other cute and thoughtful Valentines gifts you can pick up, even on February 15th. This isn’t even worth free.

Related Candies

  1. Milk Maid Caramel Candy Corn
  2. Melster Marshmallow Eggs
  3. SpongeBob SquarePants Heart
  4. American Value Chocolate Bars
Name: Marshmallow Lollipops (Pig)
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Confectionery Lane (Walgreen's)
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $.99
Size: 3.2 ounces
Calories per ounce: 81
Categories: Marshmallow, China, Valentines

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:26 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. omg Cute Overload!!!  I feel like worlds just collided.  Yours is one of five blogs to which I subscribe the RSS, and one of the others is Cute Overload.  It is really bizarre (but very nice!) that 2/5 of my daily blog reading just crossed paths!

    Comment by Allegra! on 2/14/08 at 11:06 am #
  2. Yech….

    Happy V-Day Cybele. smile

    Comment by Sera on 2/14/08 at 11:42 am #
  3. Hmmm. As a fan of Cute Overload, I don’t think this pop would make the grade. It looks as unpleasant as I’m sure it tastes. Now kittens, that’s another story.

    Comment by KateC on 2/14/08 at 1:35 pm #
  4. I see a bear not a pig…bear would make more sense, no?  Did the package say it was a pig?  Just wondering.

    Comment by Kristi on 2/15/08 at 5:52 am #
  5. Dear Cybele - Are you sure that’s a pig?  And didn’t you misuse the product by toasting it?  Love, Mom

    Comment by Eva on 2/15/08 at 8:22 am #
    Thanks for the helpful information on Chowhound board “What’s in high end chocolate that’s healthy?  I am starting a Healthy chocolate lovers co-operative here in Toronto and i’m the Cocao-Loco.

    Comment by Fruglescot-george on 2/29/08 at 8:35 am #
  7. I was doing an Internet search for marshmallow pigs and happened to find your blog.  I know that marshmallow pigs doesn’t sound like a normal thing to search but when you have kids you won’t believe the things you will do.  I have to say I’m with you on the pig thing - I never thought much about them until they became my daughter’s favorite animal - because they are pink, of course!!  I cannot tell you how amazed I am by how many pig things you can find.  Pigs are way more popular than I ever thought they would be.  There is definitely a niche of people who would like receiving this pig lollipop - we have stuffed animals, statues, shirts, ornaments . . . all kinds of pig things.  My son loves dolphins and it is way harder to find dolphin things for him (mostly because a lot of the things tend to be a little girly).  Who knew!!  Happy Valentine’s Day!!

    Comment by Susan on 2/11/09 at 5:23 pm #
  8. I am looking for marshmellow pig candy.  Like the peeps, only they are pigs.


    Comment by kim on 5/07/10 at 10:28 am #
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