T - North America - Lollipop

T-Rex

CraniYUMS Candy

Taste: 4

Texture: 3

Novelty: 5

All scores out of 5

March 1 2006

This is why I love candy; I love eating something that freaks me out but still most likely tastes good. The premise is simple - a lollypop skull covered in a clear gummy skin. I have to say that getting through the gummy skin is a little bit of work. The gummy is really rubbery; I must look really savage ripping at the skin with the ferocity of a... well, a T-Rex. I'm imagining myself in the age of the dinosaur taking on a beast in a kill or be killed battle, except in this case the enemy tastes lemony and not like a raw lizard.

Now here's the only problem I had with this treat, and unfortunately it was a big one. You see, by the time I made it through all the gummy fun, my dino skull had cracked in two and the stick fell out because if it. I'm not sure if it was because the skull was too thin, or if it was that I was attacking this treat with such ferocity. Either way, it did lead to sticky fingers near the end.

The best part about this treat, other than the pretending aspect, is the fact that the skin and the skull each had two very different flavours. This treat isn't bad, it just needs a little work on the strength.

Suck time : 18 minutes