If there was ever a timely candy, this is it. With an 800 point drop in the market yesterday, we're all feeling the credit crunch. So why not turn that into an opportunity? This is exactly what Laura Santini has done. Credit Crunch is honeycomb enrobed in chocolate, yummy no matter what you call it. They have milk (40% Cocoa Solids) and dark (66% Cocoa Solids) versions.
McCain Lollipops - A Sweet 'Ole Sucker for the Republican Convention
As a bi-partisan candy maker (candy knows no political boundaries), Kai's Candy is offering John McCain hard candies and lollipops. Just like the Obama lollies, the McCain candies are made with the traditional Japanese art of kumi ame (rolled candy), which makes each one interesting, fun and unique. Each candy is individually wrapped, and the lollipops come on super long 8" sticks. The flavors are similar to American hard candies, but with a more mild flavor.
It is easy to slap an Obama wrapper on a regular old piece of chocolate or candy. What's not as easy is to make a really original, unique, collectible piece of candy to celebrate the new face of the Democrat Party's nominee. But that's exactly what Kai's Candy has done with its Obama lollipops and hard candies. They are made with the traditional Japanese art of kumi ame (rolled candy), which gives each piece its own nuances and uniqueness. The flavors are similar to American hard candies, but with a more mild flavor. The small candies are mint flavored.
Comedy Central's Indecision 2008 Blog said it best...
"Now you can satisfy your [Obama] lust by wrapping your hands around the big B.O. and licking his sweet face... his lollipop face, that is."
Jar Jar Binks Lollipop - When good licensing goes bad
Yep, its true. There was, in fact, a Jar Jar Binks lollipop released back when Star Wars Episode 1 came out. Pretty weird, and a little creepy. Who the heck wants to French kiss Jar Jar??? No wonder it didn't sell very well.
Check out some of the other cool Star Wars licensed stuff in this WIRED video:
Caffeinated Candy Week: Buzz Bites Chocolate Chews - They Might Just Give You Heart Palpatations
OK...if you really need to wake up this badly...you might have problems.
One Buzz Bite Chew has as much caffeine as 1.25 Red Bulls or 3 cans of coke. Wowzers. The individually wrapped chews contain caffeine, ginseng, taurine, and five B vitamins. 100 milligrams of caffeine to be exactly.
Caffeinated Candy Week: Black Black Gum & Candy - Japanese sensation popular in US too
'Hi-Technical Taste' is what you should expect from this caffeinated candy. Black Black is made by Lotte and is all the rage in Japan. Besides the caffeine, it also has Vitamin B-3, ginseng and oolong tea in it.
Caffeinated Candy Week: The Headshot Gamer Bar - One Bar, One Kill
If you're a video game junkie, you know how annoying the need for sleep can be. So you need Headshot. Its a toffee flavored Guarana Infused Candy bar dedicated to the gamer lifestyle. These puppies have 100mg of Guarana and have no bitter caffeine taste.
Caffeinated Candy Week: The Mega Caffeine Candy Sampler, v7.0
Falling asleep on the job and need a quick pick-me-up? Then you might want to check out this caffeinated candy variety pack, which claims to pack "enough caffeine to power a Imperial Walker" (for all you Star Wars fans).
Includes one of each:
* Bawls Mints
* Blitz Energy Gum - Original
* Foosh Energy Mints
* Jolt Gum - Icy Mint
* Jolt Gum - Spearmint
* Night Light Caffeinated Chai Mints
* Penguin Mints - Cinnamon
* Penguin Mints - Peppermint
Vladimir Lenin Head Pops - Overthrow the tyranny of capitalist candy
Lenin once said, "No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses." But perhaps a whole lot of Lenin head lollipops will do the trick. Each cola flavored sucker is about 2-1/4" tall with a 4" plastic stick.
If you like sour candy, you might be interested in Toxic Waste's "Hazardously Sour Candy." The problem is that while you are enjoying your mouth-puckering goodness, your conscience may be saying "How can I be taking part in a candy whose name evoked anti-environmentalism? Al Gore will never speak to me again!"
Have no fear, Toxic Waste candy is bad for the environment in name only. You merely have to go to their Environmental page to see that they believe in a cleaner planet.