Cheetos-Flavored Popcorn: Coming Soon to a Movie Theater Snack Bar Near You
Frito-Lay is testing out its new product,: Cheetos-flavored popcorn, as a viable movie snack of the near future
Cheetos-flavored popcorn sounds dangerously cheesy, and dangerously close to actual, you know, Cheetos.
Hold that popcorn butter spigot right there — there’s a new salty snack in town (or at least, at your local movie theater): Cheetos popcorn. It sounds so simple and genius, you’ll wonder why they never thought of it before. Frito-Lay just tested out the new snack, which looks exactly like popcorn coated in Cheetos dust, at CinemaCon, a theater-owners convention in Las Vegas, this past weekend.
Sadly, even though this looks pretty amazing, most theater-goers won’t be caught orange-handed anytime soon.
“As a company, we’re always innovating and testing new product concepts to see what resonates best with our consumers,” Alexia Allina, spokesperson for Frito-Lay, told USA Today. “Cheetos Popcorn is still in the very early development stages. As soon as we have more details to share, we’ll let you know.”
So, in other words, the snack is still in the incubation period. Hurry it up, Chester, we can’t wait to stuff our faces with Cheetos popcorn.
Edible Cinema Matches Munchies to Movie
For many folks, part of the fun of going to the local cineplex is the hot buttered popcorn you munch during the movie (although my bucket&rsquos usually empty before the ads and coming attractions are over). Perhaps you like to indulge your sweet tooth during the film with a giant box of Raisinets or Milk Duds.
But you probably never really connected the eats with what was taking place up on the screen.
Introducing and perhaps coming soon to a theater near you: Edible Cinema.
Edible Cinema had its premiere recently at the Electric Cinema in London’s Notting Hill during a screening of Guillermo del Toro&rsquos Pan’s Labyrinth. Members of the sold-out audience were given a tray of numbered cups and packages as they arrived at their seats.
At key points throughout the film, usherettes held up corresponding numbers indicating when to open the packages and dig into the snacks, which were chosen to enhance various scenes in the movie.
Andrew Stellitano is the food designer behind the menu for Edible Cinema. He found it really interesting, he says, to break down the film into key moments to enhance with food and aroma. &ldquoI was interested in finding places where I could subtly direct the audience to mimic actions of the characters. Flavor is definitely evocative. It’s exciting to think that by pairing film and food we can potentially bring the film closer,” Stellitano said.
Eight different flavors were selected to accompany Pan&rsquos Labyrinth. For a scene in a forest, the audience was treated to pine-scented popcorn. When a character is prescribed a sedative, the audience gets prompted to taste a medicinal-tasting gin cocktail. And so on.
It kind of reminds me of &ldquoSmell-o-Vision.&rdquo Remember that? Back in 1982, film director John Waters arranged to have scratch-and-sniff cards passed out to theater goers so they could enhance their movie experience by smelling various aromas keyed to the action in his cult film, Polyester. Waters called the concept &ldquoOdorama.&rdquo
Smell-O-Vision actually dates back to 1960, when theater seats were injected with 30 different scents for the film Scent of Mystery, produced by Mike Todd, Jr. The scents were triggered by the motion picture soundtrack.
So the concept of eating foods or sniffing aromas that correspond to the film goes back more than 50 years.
I don&rsquot know about you, but I&rsquom already kind of done with the whole 3D craze that&rsquos going on with the new releases today. I&rsquod like to taste this &ldquonew&rdquo concept instead. Here&rsquos hoping Edible Cinema works its way to American movie houses soon.
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Seating and social distancing
Social distancing is defined by the CDC as staying six feet from people not in your household. Theaters have tried to enforce this by reducing crowds with staggered showtimes, fewer choices at concession stands, etc. AMC and Cinemark are among those that have instituted ticket-buying systems that automatically insert a one-seat buffer on either side of parties for a total of two seats separating parties from others. However, if most cinema seats are about two feet wide, that’s only about a four-foot buffer.
Brashears said most of Cinemark’s seats are wider-than-normal “recliners” and “rockers,” so two adjacent seats would meet the six-foot standard.
Some auditoriums are laid out in a “stadium seating” configuration, in which rows are elevated as they progress backward.
“I think the other challenge is the stadium seating,” said De St. Maurice. “You’re coughing and there’s droplets. Where are they going to land? Below you.”
Corcoran noted that stadium seating starts with a greater distance between heads, in part because of the incline: “That distance is probably sufficient.”
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With the help of outdoor-film experts, we've translated tech specs to help you choose a projector for an outdoor-movie night. Look for these digits when shopping:
1024x768 A solid resolution for computer or DVD hookup it's also known as "XGA."
2,000 The minimum number of lumens (measure of brightness) needed to screen at night with ambient light, which are the light conditions you'll find in most backyards. Opt for higher lumens for larger projections.
13,000:1 An excellent contrast ratio. The higher the ratio, the better the image quality. For fair quality, you need at least 500 to 1.
6 The maximum width (in feet) of your image. Any larger and the picture might wash out.
Our pick: With a built-in speaker and the option to accept an HD signal, Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 500 makes setup a cinch.
Budget tip: Ask your local library or school about rental options. Some offer basic projectors
Let’s be honest, the hardest part about throwing any party is planning the food. I think there’s a misconception that things need to be fancy for an Oscars party, but easy appetizers and hand-held treats will suffice.
There are certain appetizers that always go over well, like spinach and artichoke dip. Try out these tasty hybrid Spinach Artichoke Cups that will cut down on cleaning time. Tarts are also a good option, and these tomato ones look pretty heavenly.
If you don’t want to exercise your culinary chops, take an alternative route and jazz up normal food and make it Oscar-ready. Yes, I’m saying put your food in a tuxedo, like these adorable hot dogs.
Still not sure what to make? Pocket Change Gourmet put together this post of 36 recipes covering appetizers to main dishes, snacks and drinks to dessert. The best part is they’re all easy and inexpensive. If you do want to cook up something a little fancier, BuzzFeed put together this post of 29 quick and easy, yet fancy appetizers that are perfect for an Oscars party.
Again, you don’t need to spend hours baking away in the kitchen for your Oscars party. Stick with one dessert which can be as easy as sprinkling edible gold glitter on store-bought treats. You can even purchase a stockpile of movie theater candy and call it good. Movie theater candy ties in with the theme while satisfying a sweet tooth.
Nothing says the movies much like popcorn does, so you could also offer up some sweeter popcorn options in addition to the traditional, buttery snack with a full-blown popcorn bar. Or, and this might take a bit more work, but you could make these awesome popcorn cupcakes. Don’t worry, they’re marshmallows on top, although actual popcorn on a cupcake might be the ultimate sweet and salty combo!
Eat like an American at new shop
What’s the ultimate American food? Hot dogs, right? Or hamburgers. Well, according to a recent survey, the foodstuff we most associate with the USA is the humble bag of popcorn – a favourite with movie-goers, softball fans, circus audiences and pretty much anyone who’s spending the evening on the couch with a bottle of beer and a Seinfeld rerun. Unlike other foods we consider iconic (pizza, apple pie and, yes, hot dogs), popcorn was actually invented in the country – or on the continent, anyway Mexico to be precise. So it should come as no surprise that the latest franchise to traverse the ocean is none other than the renowned Popcorn Girl.
Originating in Las Vegas, Popcorn Girl is a purveyor of ‘gourmet popcorn’ – two words we’re definitely not used to seeing together! But apparently it’s a thing a big thing, if the reviews are to be believed. People all over America are thrilling to its every flavour: Creamy Cheesecake, Pink Cotton Candy, Sea Salt and Caramel, Cinnamon Toast, Jalapeno Ranch, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Toffee Almond and even Birthday Cake! With tens of flavours on offer, this is popcorn that’s clearly popcorn, but somehow tastes like something else. And looks very different from our Saturday-night Cineplex versions too. Appearing in a riot of colours, this titular Popcorn Girl product is a real rainbow, with the Cornfetti flavour perhaps the most crazily-hued: everything from bright red to hot pink, virulent green to deep indigo, it’s the sort of kaleidoscopic product that makes kids go wild. But can this profusion of flavours and colours really make it in Cyprus where we’re more used to a bucket of salted plain (or beautifully buttered if doing Christmas on Ledra!)?
Well yes, says local franchise owner Nikos Pantouris, founder of the first Popcorn Girl not only in Cyprus, but in the whole of Europe. “We’ve only been open a month or so, and we’re already a success,” he enthuses. “Not only do we have people dropping in all the time, we also get orders for events every day Popcorn Girl Cyprus has already done six birthdays and several parties, and we also,” he says, glancing at his calendar, “have another two massive events coming up in Limassol this week, and a host of weddings and christenings over the summer.”
‘Weddings?’ I can hear you thinking. ‘Christenings?’ But yes, having a so-called ‘candy table’ at your function is now the thing to do, apparently: anyone hosting any sort of get-together is now doing their best to make it just a little bit different. “You can come in and order as much as you need of whatever flavours you prefer,” Nikos explains. “We can provide you with coloured buckets and food grade serving bowls for the tables, or individually wrapped bags for favours – an idea which was a big hit over the recent Costas and Eleni name day,” he grins. “Plus, we’re preparing more Popcarts at the moment.”
If you’ve travelled into or out of Larnaca or Paphos Airports of late, you’ll probably already know what the Popcarts are. Unmissable in their finery, each is mobile popcorn stand complete with black-and-white striped awning and a profusion of multi-coloured popcorn. But it’s not just travellers who can enjoy their popcorn-on-the-go… Popcarts are coming soon to a venue near you and can even, Nikos reveals, be hired privately and filled with the flavours of your choice.
While the Nicosia outlet offers fewer flavours than the Vegas store, there are still over 30 to choose from. Made fresh on the premises by Chef Sofronis in the purpose-built kitchens, this gourmet popcorn is created to a secret recipe, jealously guarded by the Popcorn Girl herself. “It takes about 20 minutes to pop,” says Nikos, pointing out the first in a series of high-tech machines, “and then roughly 80 minutes to coat – you have to keep it moving all the time to make sure every part of the kernel is covered with flavour.”
Flavourings are imported (and again, the recipes are secret), and range from Cheesy Wonder to Movie Theatre, Cookies and Cream to Sour Cream and Chives – which last was a bit of a hit in the offices of The Cyprus Mail. Our proofreader can’t get enough of it, while one of our female journalists suggests it’s an ideal accompaniment to an evening of beer with friends: “I never buy or make popcorn, but I actually really like this! It’s rich, buttery and herby all at the same time!”
The salty range is also a hit with our Chief Editor, who professes a particular passion for the Sea Salt and Vinegar. “I don’t really like sweet popcorn,” she adds, “but the saltier versions are great: Movie Theatre, Cheesy Wonder, the Sour Cream… nice and soft and buttery I like them all.” Meanwhile, our What’s On girl plumps for the sweet Cornfetti mix, munching away happily at the variegated bag which, she divulges, “secretly reminds me of something out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!” And one of our sub-editors has got hold of the Movie Theatre concoction, and is quietly claiming it’s “exactly what you expect cinema popcorn to taste like!”
Sated on popcorn, we turn to the all-American fudge, a sideline to the titular product which is also produced in store, and can be purchased in delectable individual chunks or full-sized trays. And it transpires that it’s a jolly good thing we’re a sweet-toothed office of sugar-monsters, because this is certainly Not Your Average Fudge! “It’s much softer than the fudge I’m used to,” says our Irish sub-editor, who’s sampling the Orange Chocolate. “Much sweeter.” This seems to be the general consensus where the spin-off product is concerned. Our proofreader suggests the Chocolate Mint tastes “just like a brownie I bet kids would love it!” and one of the journalists who is unfamiliar with fudge is in rhapsodies: “Okay, this is divine! It’s a total sugar rush – where can I buy it?”
If our office reaction is anything to go by, both the popcorn and the fudge are set to be a big hit on the island. Neither are foodstuffs we’re particularly into in the Mediterranean, but both seem to play to the local ideal of new being better. It may be a long, long way from Vegas to Cyprus, but this is a franchise which seems to have crossed the oceans with ease… And I wouldn’t be at all surprised if, some time in the near future, you rock up at a wedding to find the Popcorn Girl in attendance….
Cinespia’s John Wyatt celebrates cinema with screenings at Hollywood Forever
On a recent muggy Saturday evening, John Wyatt was preparing to have 4,000 people over for movie night.
It’s a ritual Wyatt’s undertaken nearly every summer weekend for more than a decade. He ran through a list of trailers with his projectionist, oversaw the placement of pillows and blankets on the lawn and stopped to taste the snacks — “We’ve got to figure out a solution for the kettle corn,” he declared, solemnly tugging on his reddish beard.
It’s safe to say that no one takes the moviegoing experience more seriously than Wyatt, the founder of Cinespia, an organization that hosts screenings of classic films at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery as well as at downtown L.A.'s historic movie palaces.
At a time when many people opt for the comforts of home viewing over movie theaters, Wyatt draws sell-out audiences — most of them full of people under age 30 — to classic films like “Sunset Blvd.,” “It Happened One Night” and “Chinatown,” as well as more recent cult favorites like “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.”
With his screenings in atmospheric settings, preshow DJs and elaborately staged photo booths, Wyatt is cultivating a vibe of relaxed enthusiasm that has attracted a devoted following among both casual film fans and Hollywood VIPs.
On this July evening, when Wyatt was showing 1971’s “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” at Hollywood Forever, David and Victoria Beckham and their children sprawled on a blanket alongside Gordon Ramsay’s family, while Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield played cards with friends as they waited for the movie to start. As the smell of popcorn and weed wafted through the air, DJ Ana Calderon spun “Sweet Caroline” and smiling hipsters lined up to snap shots in a candy-festooned photo booth that had been designed by pop artist Alia Penner, Wyatt’s girlfriend.
“You know that feeling when you love something so much and you want to share it?” Wyatt said, explaining what drives him to show a movie. “It’s like dropping a bomb. It’s really, really gratifying.”
This Saturday, Cinespia will host a slumber party-themed all-night event at the cemetery, showing “Can’t Hardly Wait,” “Scream” and “Cruel Intentions.” Other upcoming movies include “Fight Club” and 1960’s “Psycho,” before the series concludes Sept. 19 with 1976’s “Carrie.” Cinespia also hosts one-offs the rest of the year — past events have included the premiere of the “Breaking Bad” finale, which drew fans dressed in HazMat suits, in 2013.
Wyatt organized his first movie night at Hollywood Forever in 2002, projecting a borrowed print of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” onto the side of a mausoleum. (A portion of the fees Wyatt pays to screen at Hollywood Forever goes into an endowment fund to maintain the grounds of the cemetery, the burial site of such Hollywood legends as Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino and John Huston).
At that first screening, held for his cinema club, Wyatt passed a hat to pay expenses. Since then, his business has ballooned, with Cinespia selling more than 100,000 tickets a year, ranging from $15 to $100 for more elaborate events, like a Halloween night party with a band and an open bar.
“Going to a movie should be a special event,” said “Hobbit” star Elijah Wood, who occasionally DJs at Cinespia screenings. “This communal experience in L.A. where you’ve got 4,000 people picnicking and hanging out and socializing and — a lot of them — experiencing a classic film for the first time, it’s extremely special.”
Wyatt runs Cinespia, which means “Cinema Spy” in Italian, from his home in Mount Washington, and he has six full-time employees, including himself and Penner. On screening nights, he employs 55 people, many of them from the film business, like Angel Rosa, an assistant director who has managed the traffic flow of picnickers at the gates of Hollywood Forever for a decade.
“It’s like working with 4,000 extras,” Rosa said, before opening the gates to the first ticketholder in line, Kevin Kearney, 30, who had been waiting for more than four hours. Kearney, who was wearing a hat that said “Hero” and carrying a picnic of beer, cheese, salami and grapes, said he had been to more than 30 Cinespia events.
Wyatt, 41, grew up on L.A.'s show biz-heavy Westside, but with parents outside the business — his mother is a professor of comparative literature at Occidental College, his father, now retired, owned a custom galvanizing company.
While attending the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, he learned to appreciate his hometown’s signature art form in a film studies class taught by Jim Hosney, a cult figure who has shepherded a who’s who of screenwriters, studio execs and actors into the industry. Wyatt studied film at Bard College and art history at Occidental before starting work as an art director in independent films in the late ‘90s.
Wyatt’s dominant personality traits — fannish enthusiasm and preternatural calm — seem contradictory, but are part of the secret to the success of his events, which unfold casually despite intricate planning. Once moviegoers began to trickle in on the night of the “Willy Wonka” screening, Wyatt changed from a T-shirt to a floral button-down shirt and from logistics mode to host mode.
“John is super-unassuming,” said Jordan Miller, a marketer whose audio company, DTS, has donated speakers to Cinespia. “He’s connected as hell. He’s just grinding. But he doesn’t feel like he wants to be a businessman he just seems like he wants to share movies with people.”
The crowd at Hollywood Forever is an enthusiastic and participatory one — horror films draw audible gasps, musicals inspire singing, and when old movies reflect the social mores of a different era, there’s often a shared moment of laughter, as when during “Willy Wonka,” Charlie Bucket says he’s been saving up to buy his grandfather tobacco.
There are other lightning-in-a-bottle moments too, like when a DJ played a Michael Jackson-themed set the weekend after the singer’s death in 2009, and thousands of people rose from their picnic blankets in a spontaneous dance party wake, or when a shy Elizabeth Berkley received a standing ovation at a screening this summer of “Showgirls,” the notorious movie that once torpedoed her career but that has evolved into a cult favorite.
Since Wyatt founded Cinespia, others have rediscovered the lure of classic films in communal settings, including the cable channel Turner Classic Movies, which hosts a film festival in Hollywood, ,the Electric Dusk Drive-in, which shows movies on a rooftop in downtown L.A. The L.A. Conservancy also screens classic films at downtown movie palaces as part of its annual Last Remaining Seats series.
In addition to DTS, Cinespia counts Kind snacks and Airbnb among its sponsors the photo booth, an invention of Penner’s, is a hit on Instagram.
But Wyatt still runs his company like a small family business. He picks up DJs at the airport and edits entertaining new trailers for the old films, while Penner, who has also worked for Marie Claire and Nike, creates vivid posters.
In contrast to the meticulous way he organizes his movie nights, Wyatt is a bit foggy on his long-term goals for Cinespia. “That’s a good question,” he said when asked what he wants to do next.
“One hope I have is that more and more people can come and see these classic films and that these screenings will grow to other venues. It’s important that we remember the people who came to this city to make movies.”
Becky’s Bites of Life- September
Becky’s Bites of Life- September- A review of your favorite recipes from September and a little from my life! (i.e. beautiful fall pictures!) (Plus a review of the movie, The Stray and my favorite movie snacks.)
Happy fall y’all! I LOVE THE FALL so much! On Sunday, we took a drive through Provo Canyon and we saw the prettiest fall trees I have seen in my life! I’ll include some pictures below. Something about the fall makes me so happy! I love fall baking too. A few of my favorite fall recipes are these Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars, and Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. What are your favorite recipes to make in the fall?
The Most Popular Recipe in September was…
My kids and I just had this again this morning for our snack. It’s so delicious! Have you tried it yet?
And my most popular recipe of the month that wasn’t posted in September was your favorite marinade recipe! The amazing Marinated Grilled Pork Chops! I think I’m going to make it again this week but see how it is with chicken.
My Favorite Post in September was…
The perfect movie snack or treat for any day! This is so yummy! We especially love the peanut butter M&M’s in it. It’s a super quick recipe!
Halloween is coming soon! These Bat Oreos are a fun and super easy way to get in the Halloween spirit. Plus it’s super tasty!
Becky’s Bites of Life:
September was a great month! With two of my kids in school, we are starting to get more into a routine which is so nice!
Here’s one of the pictures from our canyon drive last night. (Provo Canyon.) It’s so pretty it almost seems fake but it’s 100% real! My fall heart has never been happier! Everything we saw was GORGEOUS!
This is one of the prettiest shades of red I’ve seen!
My sweet baby Luke turned 1! Time flies you guys! He is slowly but too quickly changing from a baby to a toddler. I’m so grateful for Luke. He fills my days with incredible happiness. He is so quick to smile, loves me so deeply and is a joy to be around. I feel so blessed to be his mommy! I think he loved his birthday and he certainly loved his cake!
I’m no cake expert but I loved making this for him! He sweetly would take the frosting off with his fingers and lick it. He did get into the cake a bit too. I used Baking with Blondie’s chocolate cake recipe and my favorite vanilla buttercream frosting recipe. (To get the ombre look, I took some of the frosting and put it in two bowls, colored it the different shade of blue, piped it on and then smoothed it all out.) It was delicious! (I made another little cake for the rest of us.)
A Review of the Movie, The Stray
On Wednesday, I had an amazing evening attending the premiere of the new movie, The Stray. It is a true story about how a stray dog found a family and changed each of their lives forever. My husband and I really enjoyed it. It’s the perfect movie to take your family to see! It’s directed by Mitch Davis (The Other Side of Heaven). It teaches how help can come from the most unlikely places, prayers can get answered in strange ways and one dog can change everything. The Stray features Sarah Lancaster and Michael Cassidy. I was fangirling to meet Sarah Lancaster. She is in quite a few Hallmark movies and I’m a big fan of those movies!
The Stray, distributed by Purdie Distribution, is in theaters today, October 6th is in 600 theaters nationwide. You can find a theater near you HERE. This is such a wonderful and uplifting movie to take your family to see!
And since we’re on the topics of movies, for movies you watch at home I wanted to share a few of my favorite treats to make for movie night:
Homemade Graham Crackers (the perfect, mess-free snack for kids! It’s a softer, tastier more cookie-like recipe than store-bought graham crackers.)
What are your favorite movie snacks?
Thoughts/Things I’m Loving Lately:
-One of Luke’s birthday presents was this fun Musical Duck toy. He loves it and so does his sister! I’d say it’s a great present for kids ages 1-4.
-I’m a little late to hearing about Collagen Peptides but I thought I would try it out since postpartum hair loss has been a pain! I’ve been using it for a few weeks so far and I think it’s helping! Have any of you used it? Let me know what you think of it!
What products or things are you loving lately? I’d love to hear!
What things are you looking most forward to this October? Do you know what you or your kids will be dressing up as for Halloween? I’m still trying to decide!
Stay tuned for more fun and delicious recipes! I have some yummy recipes coming your way!
Poké Gum, produced by Toymax International under the Candy Planet label, is a chewing gum product featuring Pokémon artwork. The wrappers have two editions, with one consisting of Ash, Misty, Brock, Ash's Pikachu, Misty's Psyduck, and the Jigglypuff prone to following the group in the Kanto saga. The other edition is of Team Rocket and Meowth with a Haunter.
Artwork of one of the Generation I Pokémon species is featured stamped onto the actual pieces of gum, and the backing of the package is a character card featuring another Pokémon character. The flip side of the character cards is part of a puzzle-like arrangement.
Pokémon Bubble Gum with Stickers
Pokémon Bubble Gum with Stickers is a type of fruit-flavored ⎝] chewing gum available in Japan, produced by Tsurisage. ⎞] They are sold in strips of eight individually packaged pieces. The individual wrappers each have artwork of a Pokémon on them, as well as a unique design on the actual piece of gum itself. Each piece also comes with a sticker.
Pokémon Center 2010 Collector Cookie Tin
The limited edition collector tin, made of metal, was only sold at the Pokémon Centers in Japan for a very limited time during the Christmas campaign in November 2010. It features images of Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig, Pikachu, Audino, Blitzle, Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour. The top of the candy tin opens, and there are twelve cookies inside. Once the cookies are eaten, the buyer may use the tin as a storage container. The height of the packaging is 2.25 inches (5.5 cm) and its length and width are both six inches (15.5 cm). ⎟]
Pokémon Center 2010 Collector Marshmallow Tin
The Pokémon Center 2010 Collector Marshmallow Tin, made of metal, featured images of Minccino, Audino, Emolga, Purrloin, and Blitzle on its packaging. The limited edition collector tin was only sold at the Pokémon Centers in Japan for a very limited time in November 2010. There were a total of five different collector tins, each with a different treat inside and a different figure attached to the top of the tin (Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig, Minccino and Munna). The top of the collector tin opens, and there are ten marshmallow treats inside. Once the marshmallow treats are eaten, the buyer can use the tin as a storage container. ⎠]
Pokémon Center 2010 Collector Chocolate Tin
The Pokémon Center 2010 Collector Chocolate Tin made of metal, featured images of Munna, Deerling, Musharna, and Sewaddle. The limited edition collector tin was only sold at the Pokémon Centers in Japan for a very limited time in November 2010. There are a total of five different collector tins, each with a different treat inside and a different figure attached to the top of the tin (Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig, Minccino and Munna). The top of the collector tin opens, and there are ten chocolate treats inside. Once the chocolate treats are eaten, the buyer may use the tin as a storage container. Its height, not counting the figure of a specific Pokémon on top, is four inches (10 cm), as are its length and width. ⎡]
Pokémon Center Eevee candy
In 2009, collectible tins featuring Eevee were sold in Japanese Pokémon Center stores. There were eight different tins in total, featuring Eevee and each of its evolved forms. Inside the tin were sugar-coated chocolates resembling Smarties or M&Ms. The image on the tin was concealed by a wrapper, requiring consumers to purchase the tin before they knew which image was on it.
Pokémon Chews are fruit flavored gummy candies manufactured in 2007 by Bartons Candy. They are available in the shapes of Pikachu and the Sinnoh starters.
Pokémon Chupa Chups Surprise Poké Ball
Pokémon Chupa Chups Surprise Poké Ball was a set of lollipops produced by Chupa Chups in December 2009 for sale at Pokémon Centers. ⎢] They were made in limited quantities and were only available for a short time. Inside the Poké Ball, there is a figure of a Pokémon. Under this figure, there is a platform which opens up to reveal a cola-flavored lollipop. Different Pokémon and Poké Balls were available.
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Gumball Machine
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Gumball Machine was a plastic gumball machine that distributed a gumball when the button on the Poké Ball was pressed. It included a package of gumballs. It was manufactured by Bartons Candy in 2007.
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Gum Puzzles
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Gum Puzzles were edible puzzles made from gum and produced by Bartons Candy in 2007. ⎣] Sixteen pieces of gum came in each package and fit together to form one of four images.
Pokémon Do Your Best, Piplup Face Biscuits
Pokémon Do Your Best, Piplup Face Biscuits were biscuits exclusive to Pokémon Centers and were sold in March, 2010. ⎤] They were part of the " Ganbare Piplup" campaign that was going on at the time. They came in metal containers with one of four Piplup faces painted on it: happy, sad, winking, and tired. On the side of each container, there were designs consisting of music notes and stars. The biscuits inside were shaped as the face of Piplup, and expired in September 2010.
Pokémon Easy-Bake Set
Pokémon Easy-Bake Set was a set of materials used to bake Pokémon-shaped candies manufactured in 2000 by Hasbro. The set included two powdered chocolate mixes six paper sticks six clear bags a molding tray featuring Pikachu, Togepi, Elekid, Marill, Bellossom and Jigglypuff and assorted sticker tags featuring the same Pokémon.
Pokémon Candy Mold
The product consisted of a box featuring a Pikachu, a Marill, and a Togepi a random mold of each of the aforementioned characters a tube of chocolate and a packet of three small cones. The instructions for making the product were to first warm the tube of chocolate in a cup of hot water, then squeeze it into the molds, wait until the chocolate had set, and finally place the molded chocolate on the cones to be eaten. The product was made in 1998-2000. ⎥]
Pokémon Fruits Drops
Pokémon Fruits Drops were a candy product distributed by the Pokémon Center of Tokyo. ⎦] They were packaged in a tin, featuring images of Lugia and Ho-Oh on the front, Pikachu and the Johto starters on the back, with miscellaneous images of fruit on both sides of the tin.
For a limited time in April 2010, ⎧] ⎨] Fruits Drops were available in two different tins showing Zorua and Zoroark on the front. On the back of one tin, there are images of Entei, Raikou, and Suicune. On the back of the other, Celebi, Pikachu, and Zorua were shown.
Pokémon Gum-Filled Lollipop With Sticker
Pokémon Gum-Filled Lollipops With Stickers were distributed by Topps around 2000. The lollipops were filled with Bazooka bubble gum in the middle. The treats came in four flavors: strawberry, grape, cherry, and watermelon. ⎩] Each lollipop was bundled with one of thirty-nine Pokémon stickers. ⎪]
Exeggcute's name on its sticker is misspelled as "Exeggute".
PokéColle Cap is the name of a series of small containers filled with candy, with a bottle cap figure on top. ⎫] Each bottle cap features the figure on dynamic scenery such as grass, rocks, water, or bursts of power. The series comes in three brandings: PokéColle Cap, PokéColle Cap DP, and Pokémon Figure Cap Collection. The series is produced by Takara-Tomy.
Pokémon Gummy Poké Balls
Pokémon Gummy Poké Balls are candies manufactured by Bartons Candy . They are gummy candies in the shape of Poké Balls. They are sold in packages of ten.
Pokémon Marshmallow Buddies
Pokémon Marshmallow Buddies are marshmallows manufactured by Bartons Candy. ⎬] They are available only in the shape of Pikachu and are sold in packs of twelve.
Pokémon Marshmallow Lollipops
Pokémon Marshmallow Lollipops were produced by Bartons Candy in 2007. They are marshmallows in the shape of Pikachu and Piplup, attached to a stick and coated in sugar.
Pokémon Marshmallow Pops
Pokémon Marshmallow Pops are produced by Bartons Candy. ⎭] They are marshmallows available in the shape of Pikachu and the Sinnoh starters, attached to a stick and coated in sugar.
Pokémon Milk Candies
Pokémon Milk Candies were packets of hard candies produced by the Meiji candy company. The candy wrappers had images of various Pokémon and are either milk-flavored or chocolate-flavored. The flavor of the candies within each packet could be distinguished by the color of the border those with red borders had milk-flavored candies, and those with brown borders had chocolate-flavored ones. ⎮]
Pokémon Mini Lunch Boxes
A Pokémon Mini Lunch Box was a decorative tin featuring Pokémon characters which contained candy. They were manufactured in 2002 by Dart Flipcards Inc. At least two varieties were available: one containing bubble gum, which featured Ash and Pikachu on the tin, and mints, which featured Charizard on the tin.
Pokémon Miniature Chocolate Boxes
Pokémon Meiji Miniature Chocolate Boxes are a Japan-exclusive, Pokémon-themed, dagashi-style candy product produced by the Meiji candy company. ⎯] Each small, cardboard-paper box contains candy as described on the front, and is decorated with artwork of various (but mainly Johto) Pokémon species on the front and back. The five flavors encompass yogurt tablets, Tsubu chocolate, strawberry tablets, "colorful", M&M-like chocolate, and lemon-flavored tablets.
Pokémon Movie Gummis
Packets of gummis featuring Pokémon characters were released by Meiji Japan to promote Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
Pokémon Pez Candy Refills
Pokémon Pez Candy Refills were a bag of ordinary PEZ candies released in 1999 featuring Pikachu, Psyduck, Blastoise, Charmander, Squirtle, and Mew on the packaging.
Pokémon Pineapple Chews and Battlecards
Each pack of the product has five pieces of pineapple-flavored candy. The candy comes in thin strips, similarly to sticks of bubble gum. ⎰] The candy wrappers act as "Pokémon battle cards", and feature 50 collectible designs, each printed with a different Pokémon. Each design has a symbol of rock, paper, or scissors in the top corner, allowing "battle" between different cards in the manner of the game "Rock, Paper, Scissors". ⎱]
Pokémon Poké Balls
Pokémon Poké Balls are candy cases in the style of Poké Balls with candy included. They were manufactured by Bartons Candy in 2007. ⎲] Yellow, red, green, and blue candies are included, along with a figure. The Poké Balls include an Ultra Ball, a Nest Ball, a Repeat Ball, and a Dive Ball. A Pikachu, Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup figure is found in each, respectively.
Pokémon Popcorn Bucket
In celebration of the tenth anniversary of Pokémon, some Japanese movie theaters had a special Pokémon Popcorn Bucket during The Rise of Darkrai screenings. The bucket itself featured Pokémon from the movie: Pikachu, Dialga, Palkia, and Darkrai. The strap of the bucket showed many different Pokémon. At the top of the Poké Ball-shaped cover sat a detachable Pikachu cellphone charm. Free popcorn refills were offered on the bucket. ⎳]
Pokémon Popzoids were a type of lollipop made around 2000 by Topps. Miniature figurines of one of the Kanto starters or Psyduck would be in the center of the lollipop, which acted like a magnifying glass. ⎴] This effect made the figures look about twice as large as they actually were. All of this sat atop a "collectible" stick, which had an oversized Pokémon logo on it.
Pokémon Rainbow Lollipops
Pokémon Rainbow Lollipops were made by Bartons Candy in 2007. ⎵] They were large, colorful lollipops that included a sticker, either Palkia and Dialga, the Sinnoh starters, or their first evolutions.