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Friday, October 19, 2007

Halloween Candy Oscars 2007 - Part 3

Don’t get caught with a bag of these in your suitcase leaving Taiwan.

Bubble gum’s fortunes have been failing since I was a small child always looking for that next hit of sugar, and fearing the horrible crash that followed the high. I was a sugar junkie and Halloween was my dealer. Now that I’ve grown up, I like being ‘the dealer’ and getting kids all high and crazy on that specialest of special days, a day I like to call Ween.

This year I’ve continued on with my mostly non-famous Halloween Candy Oscars, citing the best Halloween candy for 2007.

For Best Gum 2007, the “Bubble Brew” with their black and orange Pumpkin Faces gumballs was a contender along with, well, basically Oak Leaf’s “Spooky Eyes” as the pickins was totally slim-ass this year. Halloween-themed gum is not easy to find. Especially since Concord Confections dumped their “Halloween Combo”, which was 2005’s Halloween Candy Oscar winner.

I like gum a lot, and think it makes for excellent variety when you’re dumping your Halloween loot out on your bed. When I was a kid I had a bunch of different names for gum including Gubble Bum and Bubble Bum. Anything with bum in the name is comedic genius when you’re 8.

And 30.
Actually, I don’t think asses ever lose their humour.

So, as you can see I’ve totally gone off-topic but deep down inside I know it doesn’t matter because there’s not much to say about the winner of the Halloween Candy Oscar for Best Gum 2007.

Oak Leaf’s Spooky Eyes taste like a standard gumball, full of standard, delicious gumballness. But what makes them stand out is the fact that they look like a freshly popped-out eyeball, with juicy red veins and a tiny white skull for a pupil. How awesome is a pupil skull?

I’ll tell you – it’s awesomer than Pumpkin Faces. Two Martini-thumbs up for Spooky Eyes gum; one for the veins, and one for the skull-pupil.

Check out 2007’s Halloween Candy Oscars Part 1
Check out 2007’s Halloween Candy Oscars Part 2

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7 Comments:

Blogger Becky said...

I love me some bubble gum balls! It's a sick addiction, I actually chew them up and then swallow the gum whole. I hear the myth that they stay in your body for seven years is a lie, which must be true because I would be one hell of a heffer if it wasn't!

p.s. I finally linked you to my page, I don't know what took me so long. Your blog is always a good read, I titled it, "Adventures in a Delorean." I'm a big Back to the Future fan myself. I took a picture at universal studios in front of the actual time machine, I need to find it and post it!

2:58:00 PM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Dear Lord! Swallow the gum?
Thanks for the link. I should return the favour when I'm back next week.

5:00:00 PM

 
Blogger Ms. Creek said...

Sure, get them all sugared up then send them to school so we can deal with them!

I wished I could try some of this bubble gum! A student from our school, along with 30 others nation wide is a finalist and participating in the National Bubble Gum Bubble blowing contest! Is that cool, or what?

8:25:00 AM

 
Blogger patti_cake said...

My baby loves gumballs very much.

I saw some spooky bloody eyeball gum that made me thing of you. I can't recall the name though.

11:29:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Ms. Creek, that is very cool indeed. I hope you write a post about it once it's finished.

Patti_Cake - I hope you find that gum again!

3:13:00 PM

 
Blogger ZoeyBella said...

Damn... it just keeps getting better and better...

What time should I show up with open hands for the candy??

5:23:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

After 8:30 we start giving away the rest of the candy in pounds instead of pieces.

12:09:00 PM

 

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