My son was instantly drawn to this candy at the grocery store. Was it the bright colors, googly eyed kid on the front - I love that picture with the fireworks in his mouth, or the very large and odd shape of the packaging? Whatever it was, he was drawn to it like a moth to a light. I looked the package over and decided that it wouldn't be a terrible candy at 5 calories per pouch. I decided to let him do a guest review, because I always like what he thinks of candy, when we let him eat some.
Here are his own words, with my comments in parentheses with italics:
This is a very long lasting candy - (I timed it at 1.5 minutes of popping sound)
Very good flavor - (I thought it was a very weak apple flavor myself)
Some adults might not like this - (I know that's right!)
Good treat for a kid's lunch - (uh..is he hinting at something here?)
More fun that regular old boring candy - (that's his opinion)
It's a candy and activity all in one!
This was a hard candy to take a picture of. I tried to capture it the best I could. You can see why it's only 5 calories per pouch as it's barely larger than a single Skittle. The ingredients list shows sugar, corn syrup, malic acid, coloring and carbon dioxide. Not hard to figure out since it's a rock candy that pops. I have to admit this seems like a direct rip-off of Pop Rocks but since it's made in China, maybe they can get away with that? As my 6 year old pointed out, this is a candy targeted at a specific audience. My wife refused to even try it. I tried one package and had enough of it. Unless you are the Bewildered Brit attempting "Death by Pop Rocks", I'd recommend this candy is only for children.
An interesting fact when I looked up this company on the web. They are a local Iowa company. Interesting, I had no idea they existed in Hull, Iowa.
Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It (my sons rating, not mine)
Calorie Counter: 1 pouch = 1 serving= 5 calories, 0g fat
Price: $.99 purchased at Hy-Vee grocery store
The Foreign Candy Company