By Mark Frauenfelder at 9:21 am Fri, Jan 9, 2009
Strange Candy: Gummi X-Ray Fish
Ooh. I want one.
So, what am I looking at here? A piece of plastic, shaped like fishbones with a gummi overlay? Or is the entire thing gummi, but with different hardness / density levels?
The gummi geek in me needs to know!
A friend in college had a 5 lb bag of gummi bears. We began experimenting in what, in hindsight, could be called Nazi doctor fashion. Microwave oven, vivisection, and so on. The gummi bear rack never extracted any useful information. But brain and heart transplants were successful. A little red heart inside a green gummi bear was very dramatic.
Must have rare gummi…
Back in “the day”, there was a site called bad-candy.com. It’s still up, but no longer active.
I wrote a guest review for some “Gummi Poop” I picked up while in Tokyo years ago.
Talk about your strange candy concepts!
I saw these in a catalogue at work yesterday… very compelling!!!
There is actually a cultural reason for the gummi poop – these little piles are considered “lucky.” Why? Not a clue. Maybe because it’s good if you have both food and regular bowel movements. But you can also find a number of keychains, charms and so forth in this shape.
Gummy xray fish, I have no explanation for.
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