Friday, July 29, 2005

Pop Rocks Dips

Name: Pop Rocks Dips
Brand: Pop Rocks
Place Purchased: Sample from CandyWarehouse.com
Price: $.95
Size: .63 oz
Calories per ounce: 100
Type: Sour


I’m old enough to remember Pop Rocks when they were first introduced (then made by General Foods which later dropped them). And I liked them then. I also liked to experiment with them. You know, what happens if you put them in soda? In milk? Will the dog eat them? What if you dry your tongue out by holding it in front of a fan for twenty minutes and then put the pop rocks on it? The variety as a child was endless. (I guess my mother never stressed that whole, “don’t play with your food thing.”)

This new iteration of Pop Rocks solves one of the issues of dispensing Pop Rocks for consumption. Before you’d either have to pour it into your mouth or out onto you hand and it’d invariably get sticky there. This packet of Pop Rocks includes a little rocket shaped lollipop (of the same flavor) for wetting in your mouth and dipping into the foil pack. The lolly itself is pretty good, not terribly sour or flavorful, but a good delivery device.

Pop Rocks themselves are interesting, probably a candy to be enjoyed in a group. Tart and crunchy with a good fizz. When I was a kid, I think the only flavors they came in were orange and grape. I liked the orange best. The rocks themselves are more like flakes (I’m not sure, but I thought they looked like little crisped rice kernels when I was a kid, but who knows).

If I have one tip for the packaging is to put the lolly in a separate package and make the Pop Rocks envelope a little smaller. It’s damn hard to get the little lolly into that big bag where the Pop Rocks only cover the bottom of it. Also, it’s been damn humid here lately, so if you open the package and don’t eat it right away, be sure to close it tightly, mine ended up being one big pop rock.

Good fun. Additional Info - How Do Pop Rocks Work?, Mikey from the Life Cereal Commercials and Pop Rocks, Super 70s Website and the unofficial Pop Rocks website.

Rating - 6 out of 10 (I might buy it again if they made orange)

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:18 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewPop RocksCarbonatedHard Candy & Lollipops6-TemptingSpain

Comments
  1. The Mythbusters also did a test of the Mikey myth. Very cool.

    I liked listening to them crackle when I ate them.

    Comment by russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    I wish they were still little nuggets like I remember. Or maybe they were always these little flakes. I think it’s the difference between the fizz in a spritzer and a root beer.

    Ooh, root beer pop rocks, I’d totally be into that!

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. I used to have a version of these Pop Rocks Dips. They were called Crazy Dips. Basically, they were the same things, with a Pop Rocks dipping “powder” and a lollipop that was clear and in the shape of a foot. They’re made my Chupa Chups.

    Comment by Trish on 10/30/06 at 11:02 am #
  4. I was just about to say the same as Trish! They came in cola and strawberry if I remember rightly.

    Comment by Liz on 6/07/08 at 10:11 pm #
  5. Found your website today and i love it!

    have shared it with coworkers.

    your idea about the seperate packaging reminds me of fundip. And i think Fun dip has a ‘crazydip’ line also.

    Comment by TL on 12/21/09 at 7:30 am #

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