What's your favorite type of candy? Chances are you didn't answer "sperm gummies" or "foaming toilet pixie-sticks." Yet these are only two of the really obscure, and ingeniously grotesque, sweets you can find at specialty stores or online.
For all the tried-and-true traditional treats the world has to offer, there's a veritable confectionery smorgasbord of weird candies out there. Camel testicles, breast milk, human cremains: the strangest things can inspire a whole new snack, if they get to the desk of the right marketing visionary (and into the minds of the right Wonka innovator). Some of these bizarre treats from around the world might even be available at your local corner store - but are you brave enough to sample them?
Sperm CandyPhoto: Talltanic / via YouTube
With a tagline like "The Candy You Love to Swallow," how could you pass up Spermies? These candies are more of a gag gift (no pun intended) than an item you'd expect to find in the candy aisle of your local convenience store, and there's no description of their taste and consistency ... though you could always use your imagination.Agree or disagree?
Poop CandyPhoto: baronbob.com / via Pinterest
No, it's not actual chocolate-covered sh*t. But this cheerful reindeer does poop out brown jellybeans, after you pour them into his mouth. There's also a polar bear version of the same concept. So much for the old adage, "don't sh*t where you eat."Agree or disagree?
Musk SticksPhoto: flickr / CC0
Have you ever wanted to eat perfume? Musk sticks might just be the synesthetic sensory immersion you've been looking for. This intriguing Australian confection claims to be a heady fusion of "rose, orange blossom and Avon’s Skin So Soft," all rolled into a pinky sweetness that's better than any churro.Agree or disagree?
Breast-Enhancing GumPhoto: SimpleCookingChannel / via YouTube
Shopping around for a new push-up bra? A new pack of push-up gum might be a better idea. In Japan, those looking to plump up their bosoms can always avail themselves of Bust-Up, a sparkly pink bubblegum designed to enlarge the chewer's breasts. Just Food claims that the product can be chomped up to four or five times a day. Its active ingredient is "a derivative of the Pueraria mirifica (Kwao Krua) plant, which contains phytoestrogens, a chemical that acts in a similar way to estrogen." The gum has apparently been a great success, and is now widely available in convenience stores.Agree or disagree?