Monday, July 14, 2008

Seemed a good idea at the time...

Somewhere in the candy design world long past 2 am:

"Ants love sugar, right?"
"Uh, yeah."
"How about drowning the ants in sugar and then drying them out and selling them as candy?"
"Dude - that's fracking* gross - no one will buy them."
"Aw come on."
"No way dude - nasty!"
"oooh - I got it - how about sugar coated marshmallow ants?"
"We could make them a little ant colony - and call them Marshmallow Farms."
"And we could make the marshmallows a scary fleshy brown-ish color!"
"And we can send the design off to China to be manufactured for pennies!"
"And the folks manufacturing the Marshmallow sugar coated ant candy will once again shake their heads in amazement at the stupid Americans."

My folks found these beauties in the bargain bin.

They even made a queen -

Seemed like a good idea at the time...

And on a kinda cool note - it seems I've reached 10,000 hits!! Woohooo! Thanks guys!

fracking* - a testament to me watching WAY too much Battlestar Galactica, and now being hopelessly addicted to it. So much so I've gone through three seasons of the new show (PLEASE COME OUT WITH SEASON 4 SOON!)- and now Paul and I bought the original series on Saturday and are now speedily chomping through it too



At 10:13 PM, Blogger Karisse said...

Oh my word. I have a friend who would love these.

At 6:11 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Battlestar Galactica? Really Bean? (its okay, i love you anyway) Ant candy? Eww.

At 9:06 AM, Blogger Brina Bat said...

YES!! BATTLESTAR GALACTICA...and I must say the storyline rivals that of (dare I say it) LOST!!

At 11:11 AM, Blogger Anne said...

Or perhaps, the candy designers (I'd like to know how someone gets that job, exactly) threw darts at post-its on the wall, and it was only random chance that they hit ants rather than, say, jelly fish, giraffe or wombat. Because I personally think the world needs marshmallow wombats. :)

So, did you sample the sugar-coated brown marshamallow ants?

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Ok, so since I was curious (what can I say, I'm a reporter, what can I do?), I googled the brand....they have a set of marshmallow farm animals, too (alas, no wombats):
"Marshmallow Farms™
New Era Brands is also entering the children's confection arena with Marshmallow Farms™. These animal-shaped treats are expertly decorated by hand and will come in various themes (ants, barnyard animals). The back of the 6-ct boxes will feature fun facts about the animals, word searches and mazes as an added bonus for children. Marshmallow Farms™ will have a SRP of $0.99 to $1.29."

I particularly like how the little boy pictured on the page (below) is looking at the ants rather suspiciously.


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