The manufacturers are hitting us up with their confections but I see most of the marketing being hyped with an Autumn theme. Is this a P.C. twist on Halloween, or merely a way to sale products early on without peaking too early on the Halloween stuff? Are they appealing to a seasonal sensibility and then lowering the Halloween boom a few weeks later? This remains to be seen. In the meantime Shelfers, because we are so tired of summer (and the past month really) we welcome the first sighting of Halloween- marketing aside.
This one comes in the form of candy, which some of you may have seen as well. We present to you... Gummy Eyeballs.
Gummy Eyeballs. It just rolls of the tongue, doesn't it? Get it? Rolls? Because... you know... they are eyeballs! Oh, never mind...
Anyway, I was careful to take some pictures before my human vacuum cleaners sucked them down. It didn't take long. The package came with roughly 5 candies each. Each pupil matched the coloring on the individual wrapping. The bag was very inexpensive. And the candy?
The gummys are of the marshmallow variety, not the gummy gel kind. This isn't terrible per se, but the gel could make the whole "eyeball" experience kinda pop. Each gummy is encased in a soft plastic shell and individually wrapped. My official taste testers gave it two thumbs up, with one adding a caveat: "It could have been more slimy."
Sorry Shelfers. I had to share the experience. For once, early bird marketing actually brought a little light into my life. So you'll forgive me if I indulge my whims. Fall is around the corner.
With September also comes a special anniversary. It will be the one year anniversary of The Shelf. Therefore, during the month of September we will occasionally add a "Shelf Classics" link in post which will take you back to a Shelf Classic from the past year. And, on behalf of Wolf and myself we thank you for your support, and hope you'll continue to come back.
Aw bopkins. Gad zooks. Take a look at that spook of spooks.