Thursday, January 20, 2011

Scorpion candy

You've probably seen these lollypops before. Lots of gift shops have them. But do you know anyone who has eaten one? To the best of my knowledge, I don't. So I had to be the one to do it.

The blueberry flavoring tastes nothing like blueberries. No more than any apple flavored candy has ever come close to tasting like apples.

After a few minutes I started to feel a poke. The tip of a claw sticking out. Not sharp, just pokey.

When enough candy dissolved away to expose a joint the claw bent easily.

Most of the scorpion had no flavor I could make out. But there were a few parts that had something. I'm just not sure how to describe it. When you chew it up there's a ... not sweet, not sour ... I'm not sure what to compare it to. Not chicken. It's familiar. Not fish. Not good. That's for sure. It's not a bad taste, but it sure ain't good. I doubt there'll ever be a market for scorpion Slurpees.

And it doesn't chew worth a damn. The legs come off, the tail comes off, but that's about it. You'd better have something to wash it down because it's not going willingly.


GreenCanary said...

So. Grossed. Out.

I am never kissing you again, Scorpion Breath.

Scott said...

What happened to Friday links?!?! I am going through link withdrawl.