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DOCTOR DREADFUL

Looks gross, tastes great!

Doctor Dreadful is a children’s toy involving the creation of confectionery of viscous consistencies, lurid colors or in molds in the shapes of animals. It is produced by Umagine.

Based on the principle eat everything you make, it’s pretty much a boy’s version of an easy bake oven.

Products include:

  • Organ Grinder (crank up delicious juicy goo-filled Zombie organs)
  • Spider Eggs (lays hundreds of edible spider eggs, devour them before they hatch)
  • Zombie Lab (brew bubbly brains and watch as your Zombie barfs a delicious drink)
  • Stomach Churner (pour out foamy belly brew and mix up tomach acids)
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OUCH! GUM

Woohoo! My confectionary of choice when going to the cinema…

Ouch! is a type of sugar-free bubble gum made by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company under the Hubba Bubba brand name.

The gum had previously been available in the flavors o grape, watermelon and strawberry.

Each stick of gum was wrapped with wrapping made to look like a bandage and was packaged in a container similar to that of a bandage box.

Another type of candy dispensed in a novelty form just because it made it more fun.

Watermelon was the shiz and I remember collecting the tins so I can put the most random things in them like real band-aids?

WARHEADS

Warheads is a brand of sour candy manufactured by Impact Confections and proved to be very popular, especially with children in 1999. 

Their strong sour flavor is derived primarily from malic acid which is applied as a coating to the outside of the small, hard candies.

The intense sour flavor fades after about 20 to 40 seconds. The hard candy itself contains the somewhat less sour ascorbic acid and citric acid. 

At the center of the hard candies is a small pocket of more malic acid.

Warheads are marketed as an “extreme” candy.

The name “Warheads” comes from the notion that the sour taste of the candies is akin to a real warhead going off in one’s mouth and the brand’s mascot, Wally Warheads is depicted as a boy with puckered lips and a small mushroom cloud emanating from the top of his head.

A driving force behind the candy’s popularity were informal competitions among schoolchildren to determine who could withstand eating the largest number of Warheads at once.

A warning is now included on Warheads packaging, as follows:

“WARNING: Eating multiple pieces within a short time period may cause a temporary irritation to sensitive tongues and mouths.”

Cheap as chips, one Warhead candy was sold for 5cents at the corner store.

My friends and I would dare each other to eat the “HOT” Torture Sorchers, dumbest idea ever!

LUNCH BOXES

A new school year meant… YAY a new school lunch box!

The Lunch Box also referred to as a Lunch Pail or Lunch Kit, is used to store food to be taken to work or school. The concept of a food container has existed for a long time, but it wasn’t until people began using tobacco tins to haul meals in the early 20th century, followed by the use of lithographed images on metal, that the containers became a staple of youth and a marketable product.

The lunch box has most often been used by schoolchildren to take packed, or a snack, from home to school. The most common modern form is a small case with a clasp and handle, often printed with a colorful image that can either be generic or based on children’s television shows or films.

A lunch kit comprises the actual ‘box’ and a matching vacuum bottle (thermos). However, pop culture has more often embraced the singular term lunch box, which is now most commonly used.

Maybe not during my highschool days but def elementary school! Afterall you didn’t want your symmetrical cut triangle ham and salad sandwiches to be squashed.

I’d like to say I had something buck like TMNT on my lunch box but I’m pretty sure mother dearest got me My Little Pony instead.

BUBBLE TAPE

How fun was it to be a kid in the 90s! The age of innocence, I’d be impressed by the simplest of things especially how my candy was dispensed.

Bubble Tape is a brand of bubble gum produced by Wrigley and experienced its greatest popularity in the early 1990s due to its unique packaging and direct marketing to tweens.

It comes in a small, round plastic container with six feet (1.8 m) of gum wrapped in a spiral. The container functions much like a tape dispenser even though the top half can be removed.

Flavors: 

  • Awesome Original
  • Sour Green Apple
  • Sour Watermelon
  • Sour Blue Raspberry
  • Cotton Candy
  • Strapping Santa
  • Juicy Fruit
  • Gushing Grape
  • Snappy Strawberry
  • Triple Treat (mix of strawberry, blueberry and watermelon)
  • Sugar Free Very Berry (a dentist recommended version of Bubble Tape)
  • Candy Cane (seasonal flavor)
  • Tangy Tropical

Bubble Tape was fun because you can literally overdose on gum, okay maybe not so much but definitely a sugar high of some sort.

I mean what’s cooler cooler than whipping out Bubble Tape from your back pack and sharing it amongst your friends.

PUSH POP CANDY

Please tell me y’all remember “Push Pops”, those cute fruit flavoured lollipops that were dispensed like lipstick.

The slogan “Don’t push me, push a Push Pop!” will forever be etched into my memory.

Other catch phrases included:

  • Isn’t time you pushed a Push Pop?
  • Give life a push.
  • Push a Push Pop, push it for flavor, push a Push Pop, save some for later!

Manufactured by Topps (best known for Bazooka Joe) varieties included Original, Triple Power and Push Pump Spray.

Topps didn’t stop there. They also developed the infamous “Ring Pop”, using the same brand of fruit flavoured candy shaped into a ring!

The best thing about my childhood was that I was oblivious to what a calorie was? Nowadays as soon as I eat a handful of skittles I Google how many minutes it would take to burn off at the gym.

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