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The Strange New Products blog has word of two new gross faux foods. First there's Harry Potter's Cockroach Clusters from Cap Candy. "The juicy gummy underbelly is covered with a crunchy candy shell, just like real cockroach wings." Yum. I definitely have to try some of those. Then there's ABC Gum. The ABC stands for "Already Been Chewed." "ABC Bubble Gum is a brand new novelty bubble gum that has been formed to look exactly like a piece of gum that's ALREADY BEEN CHEWED!!" I would love to offer that to unsuspecting guests.
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Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 13, 2005


I don't think I could bring myself to eat anything that looks like a cockcroach!
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Tue Sep 13, 2005  at  11:24 PM
I'll take a pass on this lucious treat an its "crispy outer shell" too.

I checked out that strange new products blog and saw that they had the "tofu human flesh" on there. Was that ever declared a hoax? Somebody, tell me that's a hoax.
Posted by Reynard Muldrake  on  Wed Sep 14, 2005  at  01:26 AM
Concerning the ABC Gum. If I may paraphrase South Park:

"Tiny Toons Did It!!!"

In the episode where they did a take-off/tribute to Saturday Night Live (which featured a Bart Simpson knock off as "guest host" ironicaly), one of the skits was a commercial for "Already Been Chewed Gum."
Posted by Frederick J. Barnett  in  Sorrento, LA  on  Wed Sep 14, 2005  at  09:50 AM
ABC gum has been around longer than any of you youngsters (probably as long as gum has been around).
...
Back in the 70s, several companies marketed new "soft" bubble gums. My reaction, and that of my friends, was that if we wanted ABC gum, we wouldn't have to pay for it.
I notice chewing gum is seldom advertised for its softness anymore, so I guess a lot of people agreed.
Posted by Big Gary, strangling with uncontrollable laughter  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Wed Sep 14, 2005  at  04:12 PM
Around the same time, there was a gum that was designed with a liquid center, so it would squirt fluid in your mouth when you bit into it.
It was popularly known among teenagers as ... you guessed it, "Come gum."
Posted by Big Gary, strangling with uncontrollable laughter  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Wed Sep 14, 2005  at  04:14 PM
Real cockroach wings have a crunchy candy shell? Damn, you could wipe those critters out with a platoon of three-year-olds.
Posted by Ledasmom  on  Wed Sep 14, 2005  at  09:55 PM
"Cockroach Cluster" is mentioned as one item of a chocolate assortment in the Monty Python skit known as "Crunchy Frog". (There is nothing new under the rock.)
Posted by eriC draveS  in  Over here somewhere  on  Wed Sep 14, 2005  at  10:21 PM
I have swapped gum with people, just to freak other people out. It wasn't that bad. Had a little tickle in my throad the next day (from trading germs), but it otherwise wasn't a bad experience.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Sep 15, 2005  at  11:05 AM
Why eat fake cockroaches when you can have the real thing?

100 million cats can't be wrong!
Posted by Tiger Joe  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Sep 15, 2005  at  06:58 PM
Here is another good use of ABC gum: http://www.chewbynumbers.com.

You still chew the gum but then you make art when you are done. I bought a couple kits and they are great.
Posted by Trenor Willi  in  Washington DC  on  Tue Nov 15, 2005  at  08:28 AM
Worse,real cockroach.There is a shop in London which sell such things.I once ate a caramel-coated scorpion from there.
Posted by J  on  Mon Oct 30, 2006  at  02:45 PM
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