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Fear Factor Pop-Ups!

So I was at the grocery store earlier today and about to grab a box of the always delicious Firecracker popsicles when I noticed something new on the next shelf over. Something Halloweeny...

There's no fear to factor here.

Why do the designs on the Popsicle brand boxes always make the treats so ridiculously shiny and tasty? Oh yeah, because it gets people to buy them. People like me. A push-up pop with blood on it and a push-up pop with a bloody eyeball on it? How could I not try these bad boys out? You would've done the same thing... and even after you see how the popsicles actually look, I'm sure you'll still buy them just because the box makes them appear so good.

Wait, is this what I bought?

They kinda lose their luster, eh? Yeah, well I guess it shouldn't be that big of a surprise. Still, it would've been nice if they were at least close to what they looked like on the box. The watermelon one that was supposed to be covered in blood just had a tiny red streak running down the side. The eyeball in the sour cherry one was buried halfway inside the pop, and it looked like a white gumball with no eye-ish traits whatsoever at first glance.

Looks aside, I can say that these popsicles were far tastier than the Fear Factor candies. They're really not all that sour, and the cherry one was pretty damned good even though the gumball didn't fair too well.

In other news, I've got another week filled with more Halloweenish goodies in store for you guys, the first of which is already up. It involves a different kind of treat - a Halloween Cookie House to be exact. Take a look to see how it turned out and lemme know what ya think!



Mark Garcia (Guest) on 09/25/2006 3:42 am

I'm loving the Halloween stuff, keep it coming. I'm sorta new to this site and i'm getting my friends hooked on it too. Now that you are in L.A. you should look into seeing if there is a zombie walk scheduled or set one up for October. Just a thought. Keep up the good work.


Shadow40000 (Guest) on 09/25/2006 8:31 am

Hey RoG, if you were to make a halloween themed ice-cream, what would be be like?


-RoG- (Guest) on 09/25/2006 9:22 am

Mark, thanks for shairng the site with your friends, I appreciate it. In regards to a zombie walk, I actually run too, which is a site that provides a discussion forum for people wanting to set up zombie walks in their own town. There is one that's gonna be in Los Angeles and I'm going to try attending it if I have the time, but I don't have the time to set up a zombie walk myself like I did last year.

Shadow4000, tough call, but it would probably involve black raspberry flavored ice cream. That flavor just doesn't get the credit it deserves, plus the name has "black" in it which already sounds like it should be part of Halloween season. I'd probably just like to see some better containers for ice cream come Halloween - like a zombie head with a mouth open wide that you scoop the ice cream out of. Yum.


NotDavid (Guest) on 09/25/2006 9:34 am

-RoG-, have you not checked out Zombie Chews? It's sour chewie candy, associated with Zombies! How can you go wrong?


i-mock-you- (Guest) on 09/25/2006 9:46 am

I would have to agree with the black raspberry flavor. Blackberry would be awesome too. What about a skull container that the top lifted off revealing brain shaped ice cream you could scoop out?


Steve (Guest) on 09/25/2006 10:56 am

Haha, I see that someone else has enjoyed sugar cake decorations straight from the bag!


Richard (Guest) on 09/25/2006 11:50 am

seriously, at value villlage there was a boo bery costume, it showed him like this: :s yeah, his eyes were also half dazed, pretty bitchin huh


WatcherPrime (Guest) on 09/25/2006 1:30 pm

I second the skull ice cream tub!


Aks (Guest) on 09/25/2006 4:28 pm

How about an icecream bar thats orange and has little black shapes so it look like a jack-o-lantern icecream? Yummy.


richard (Guest) on 09/25/2006 6:24 pm

BOO BERRY COSTUME!!!!!!!!!! Either that or it was a ghost that was stoned off of his MIND. Oh, there fear factor things aren't too new, I saw them when I went to the store with this guy that talks about Jesus and how awesome he is...


Jesse B (Guest) on 09/25/2006 10:01 pm

RoG, you must dress as Strong Bad for the 'ween


Katie. (Guest) on 09/25/2006 10:13 pm

Heh, I've seen those things before. I didn't really have a taste for them. (off topic) I bought some disney softserve cups once, GODdang those things were good. (back on topic) I cannot wait for Halloween. I'm putting my sewing machine to good use this year.


thor (Guest) on 09/26/2006 7:30 am

First of all, There are no square bagels at my supermarket. I asked, and the guy looked at me like I was an idiot. Second of all, No Fear Factor anything, anywhere. No candies, no popsickles. just "no fear" stickers on pickups and chevy cavaliers.
No Phun in Philly. I am sick and goddamn tired of this "Opens friday in L.A." bullshit!! I liked you much better when you lived in humble, backwoods Richmond where the most exciting thing was giving away 5 year old apple computers! I liked you better when the most exciting thing you would find in you supermarket to write about was Pierogies that WEREN'T "Mrs T's" Brand.
Oh - and speaking of those. I found out that it isn't Missus Tees, Its missus Tee-Ess. as in TS, as in "Oh yeah, they've got something special in that pouch."


Shadow40000 (Guest) on 09/26/2006 7:37 am

I miss Protoclown.

I also like seeing RoG's house for some odd reason.


MrP (Guest) on 09/26/2006 11:39 am

The eye didn't fare too well? The hell? That's a -great- eye! If you've ever dissected a cow's eye, you'll know that that's wicked compared to the more cartoony eyes you'll see.


-RoG- (Guest) on 09/27/2006 2:10 am

NotDavid, hrm, nope I don't think I've seen the Zombie Chews anywhere yet. Have a pic of them I can see?

Jesse B, I think I'd prefer to not dress up as internet icons for Halloween. Strong Bad rules and I will forever love his email about the "Duck Pond", but I think I'll skip on actually dressing up as him. I'm sure there's 10,000 people who do that costume every year anyway heheh.

Thor, hahah bastard, good to see you on the site again Mike. You just miss having me around in Philly to join you in the mass consumption of cheesesteaks! Hurry up and come visit us in California!

Shadow4000, huh? Protoclown is still here, he writes stuff for the site all the time.

MrP, yyyyyeah... maybe if it was advertising "dissected cow eyeballs" on the box you'd have a point there. But I'm pretty sure they were trying to convey that these were the cartoony human eyes. Unfortunately, the retina esign had been basically washed off by the ice pop.


Jesse B (Guest) on 09/27/2006 12:11 pm

Aww... But I wanted to see your manly chest and abs.


-RoG- (Guest) on 09/27/2006 11:57 pm

Jesse B, I want to see my manly chest and abs too, but I seem to have misplaced them. Can you tell me where they are?

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