Friday, June 30, 2006

Rolly Pop

This is what they call a novelty item.

imageI don’t have a real review for it, because I’m a stodgy old fart and I refuse to roll my candy syrup onto my tongue. But it also might be that it really looks like my incredibly unappetizing Ban unscented roll on antiperspirant/deodorant.

However, I did give my nephew this grape Rolly Pop for his opinion. Because he’s almost seven years old, there are a lot of things he’s more willing to try than I am.

First, what is it?

A Rolly Pop is a bottle, not unlike a small bottle of Ban Roll On, that contains a sweet and tangy syrup that you apply directly to your tongue.

We tried it out on my last visit two weeks ago and it went over pretty well. It seems that it might be easier to just suck on the roll top than roll it around on your tongue. He didn’t finish it all in one sitting, so he put the cap back on and when he came down for breakfast the next morning, the roller ball wouldn’t roll. A little time under the tap with some warm water did the trick.

Honestly, I’m worried about the sanitary aspects of this candy. You roll it on your tongue! (It’s kind of like backwash ... maybe it’s back rub ... no, that doesn’t sound right.)

Anyway, the syrup doesn’t change the color of your tongue, which is a big thing with kids these days. It’s probably better that it doesn’t though, since I’m sure that means that it’d stain things, too. At the end of my nephew’s evaluation of this I asked if he would buy it again and he kind of shrugged. He said he wished it was more sour (he’s a sour fan) but I read that they are coming out with a set of sour flavors for Halloween. He did finish it, so that’s a positive sign that means I’ll give this one a five out of ten on his behalf.

Name: Rolly Pop Roller Candy
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Ford Gum
Place Purchased: All Candy Expo sample
Price: MSRP $.79
Size: 1.23 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:18 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. Any candy that includes a lid should be of suspect cleanliness.  It sounds like Fun Dip would be more fun anyway.

    Comment by Dave on 7/01/06 at 5:10 pm #
  2. The container reminds me of the babysoft (I think) that I used to think was soooo coool when I was like 7 and didn’t even understand what babysoft was used for.

    Comment by g on 7/05/06 at 2:16 am #
  3. Hmmm, I’d want to try this, but I wouldn’t eat it in public, because it seems a little undignified for a candy, know what I mean? I mean it looks fun, but when you’re over a certain age, you don’t really want to be seen eating something like this…a candy to eat in secret.

    Comment by Sara Em on 10/28/08 at 9:03 pm #
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