Zombies have been a pop culture staple since the 1960′s, but in the last decade they’ve exploded in popularity. Just last night I enjoyed the season premier of the breakout hit series, The Walking Dead. So, it should come as no surprise that zombies have made their way into the confectionery biz. Today, I’m going to share a couple zombie-related candies that are out this Halloween season.
Before I get to today’s topic, I should mention that back in April, I wrote up a post on Australia’s Zombie Chews – if you dig zombies check it out.
First up today is a particularly creepy-cool offering from Necco, the SkyBar branded Halloween treat Zombie Food:
Zombie Food is a pretty inventive bit of fun. Each pack contains one of an assortment of “milk chocolate covered brains, feet, and hearts filled with oozy red caramel.” In the two packs I picked up, I got a brain and heart:
Next up is Sour Patch Zombie Kids. I’ve only found them offered in one format; a large 80-count treat bag:
Here’s what the individual treat-size packs look like:
It was great to see the Sour Patch Zombie Kids this season, as three years ago, I passed on a similar product during an October trip up in Canada. I snapped a picture, but I wish I’d bought these:
The Canadian version was a bit spookier than what we finally got here in the USA.
And that’s everything I’ve got for today on the Return of the Zombie Candy!
Boo! See you next time!
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