Bottle Caps Are Vanishing

Hey, Wonka why you gots to make the Bottle Caps candies so small? I know some kids may not even know what glass bottled pop and therefore bottle caps are — but I’m old enough to remember. And memories are partly why I bought the candy. Bottle Caps were a candy from my childhood. They were as cool for their shape and concept as their flavors. So it really sucks to go and purchase a box of Wonka Bottle Caps only to find them to be not only lesser in shape and concept, but so much smaller too. Holding the smaller candies in my hands just reminds me of being all grown up. And that’s not so cool. *sniffle*

“VeganVille versus the Maynards Sour Patch Kids”

Lex is the Grand Prize Winner in our Sour Patch Kids Contest — when you see the entry, you’ll know why!

Hello. I swear I have no life. I just found Kitschy Kitschy Coo about 3 hours ago, saw your contest for the sour patch kids, realized that the contest ends in 2 days and that I have no time between now and then to send anything and haven’t gone shopping and…. anyway… this is what I did. It’s the great battle of the citizens of VeganVille versus the Maynards Sour Patch Kids. Please check out the official CNN coverage below.

And check out these exclusive pics from the battle.

Oh yeah, in case Maynards wants a new slogan (besides “Maynards: Crown your mouth”)- I came up with “Maynards: get chummy with the yummy gummy!”)

My name is Lex Kinast, I am 30 years old, I should probably grow up and I hail from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I really would like to win this, because I have never won anything before and because… I want the T-shirt.

My cat also wants for me to win the T-shirt so I will be as cool as she is:

Are You Sweet Or Sour On The Sour Patch Kids? (Tell Us & Maybe You’ll Win!)

For years the Sour Patch Kids have been wreaking havoc — now it’s time to stand up and demand justice in court: The People vs. Sour Patch Kids. …If you can call a Facebook court of human opinion “justice.” For that’s where you can show proof of how you have been harmed by the noxious Sour Patch Kids by uploading video and/or photographic evidence of how they’ve done you wrong.

You certainly won’t get any sympathy from the Sour Patch Kids’ lawyer. He says, “Some of you may feel the Sour Patch Kids have wronged you in some way. Good for you for having feelings.”

But maybe you’ll get lucky and bring the Kids to justice for their crimes. Who knows?

What we do know is that the makers of the the Sour Kids are sweet on Kitschy Kitschy Coo. They’ve given us t-shirts and candy to give away. Or maybe it’s just a bribe… Whatever. All you have to do to get your hands on some sweet Sour Patch Kids goodies is enter our giveaway. (What you do with the Kids once you get them is your business.)

How do you win?

It’s easy, just confess whose side you’re on, the Sour Patch Kids or their victims, and why.

Yup, it’s that easy.

I’ll pick my favorite response and dub that person The Grand Prize Winner; that one person will receive both a Sour Patch Kids tee and one bag of candy. My second favorite response will get a Sour Patch Kids tee. The third place winner will be randomly selected, the winner getting a bag of candy.

There are 4 ways to enter:
(You can up to four times daily; but one entry is all you need to win!)

Email your answer to me at along with the name/id you’d like used should I mention your entry here at Kitschy Kitschy Coo.


Post your entry as a comment. If you do this, please make sure you leave a valid email address, because if you’re the winner I’ll need your email address to contact you regarding your shipping information.


Post your entry at your blog — if you do this you must include in your post both a link to this post and to and either email your link to me at or leave it in a comment so that I can find your entry.


Tweet your entry. To do this, you must include a link to this post — here’s a cut and paste tweet you can use:

I entered @DPopTart’s contest at Kitschy Kitschy Coo because I want to win @SourPatchKids stuff!

(Remember to follow me on Twitter, so that I can contact you should you win!)

That’s it. It’s easier than it looks. For you to enter anyway… Remember, you are allowed to enter one of each way daily — that’s up to 4 entries a day! But you need only to enter once to win!

Now spill — tell me whose side you’re on & why!

Fine Print: This contest is open to U.S. readers only. Entries must be received before August 15, 2012 (that would be midnight, central time, on August 14, 2012). Only valid entries as described above, with means to contact, will be included in this contest. Winners will be notified by email (or DM on Twitter) on August 16, 2012; they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.

Vintage Cigarettes For Kids

In case you just thought candy cigarettes were just a thing from your childhood, know that they are much much older. Exhibit A, this vintage Gold Tip Gum package.

Made by The Sterling Mint Co., these 5 cent boxes of gum, in four flavors, date back to the 1920s — but were also used through the 1940s. And they look pretty awesome in their original store display stand. (
I’m giving mine away on Listia.)

If the “gold tip” part doesn’t convince you this is cigarette gum, check out what’s written inside the lid of the flip-top box:

The Aristocrat of Gums
Ten 5 cent Sticks
Cigarette Form

They still make candy and bubblegum cigarettes, but you rarely see them in stores. Oddly enough, I do spot the bubblegum chew in stores; infinitely grosser, in my opinion.

Headless Dwarves Provide Candy

Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) was based on Snow White, a German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. But most likely it wasn’t any sense of loyalty that drove Disney to have Germans make this Snow White set marked Made In Germany & WPD (Walt Disney Productions); no, this vintage set, was made in Germany because the Germans made kick-ass paper mache figural candy containers.

Dwarf heads, dwarf heads, rip them off — yum!


“This Candy Must Taste As Good As Or Better Than Your Favorite Candy Or Your Money Back!”

And they guarantee you’ll lose weight too!

Another scan from that 1954 issue of People Today, this time an ad (one of the few advertisements in the magazine) for Kelpidine Candy. There was a gum too.

“Kelpidine” doesn’t sound tasty, but it’s not as unfortunate a name as Ayds weight loss candy.

Anyway, People Today is rather a mini-men’s mag, so I feel rather weirded-out that the ad depicts a “fat chick.” If this was a February issue of the publication, I’d be convinced guys were supposed to give their fat wives a box of Kelpidine for Valentine’s Day.

But I guess the guys were just supposed to buy her weight-loss candy “just because.”