Lightning Pumpkins

Posted on 05. Sep, 2006 by in articles

gummy pumpkins

Halloween starts a little early this year. I stopped by “Shop n’ Save” and found some Lightning Pumpkins Gummy Candy. Check out my latest article, about a Halloween themed light up gummy candy.

– Greg

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Lightning Pumpkins

Posted on 05. Sep, 2006 by in Half-Assed Posts

Well, it’s the day after Labor Day. And you know what that means. The stores will start to stock everything halloween related imaginable. I love Halloween, it’s my favorite holiday. Sometimes, when grocery shopping, something catches my eye that’d I’ve got to buy, just to get into the spirit of the holiday.

the outside package

Today, I bought lightning pumpkin gummies.

the inside

I opened up the package and discovered about 20 little gummy pumpkins & a pair of ‘magic’ tongs. Actually on the package it says, “Magic Tong included”. I always thought it was “tongs”. I thought it was one of those words like “pants” that you never see without the “s”. I never wore a pair of pant, because that would just be weird.

gummi candy

There’s a close up of the candy. This is actually the only candy that I can recall that has an age limit on the package too. It’s Ages 3 & up. Luckily, I just made it. The gummy’s are very soft & squishy.

close up

When you pick up the gummies with your ‘magic tong’ they light up. They glow an eerie redish orange color.


Actually, there is no magic involved in these tongs. Only a small red LED light at the top of the tongs. When you squeeze them together, they light up whatever you have gripped with them.

dark room

Although, it’s a pretty cool effect, the tongs are cheaply made. You have to squeeze the tongs as hard as you can for the light to come on. And you’re basically deforming the gummy pumpkin when you do that.

compare & contrast

Here’s an unlit & lit up one look like next to each other. The gummys are very good. They were very soft & fresh, and I would say they’re some of the best orange gummies I’ve had. But, what do you do with the magic tongs after you eat all your pumpkins?


Pretzels just don’t light up that good. It’s more of a red stripe down the middle.

cap'n crunch

I also tried Cap’n Crunch with similar results. So, in concluding, the candy is good, but there’s really nothing to do with your tongs after you’re finished eating the pumpkins. So, my suggestion is to buy a laser pointer & a bag of gummy bears, and have fun!

– Greg

4 Responses to “Lightning Pumpkins”

  1. Angie

    06. Sep, 2006


  2. Geoff

    13. Sep, 2006

    Yay Halloween!!

  3. Bogie

    16. Sep, 2006

    This is the best blog ever on this website. Hip Hip Hooray!

  4. Pops

    19. Sep, 2006

    This is great.. Now I can use the ‘Tong’ to expose the demon red Gummy Bear for what he truely is.

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