Cockroach Clusters Candy Fail
Cockroach Clusters Candy Fail
Funny fail product, the Cockroach Clusters Candy Fail. Whomever came up with this idea in the boardroom should be fired. Of course you never know what may be a hit with the kids, so you throw it all against the wall to see what sticks.
Candy manufacturers have certainly tried to come up with new and innovative products to appeal to consumers, but not every idea has been a hit. Here are some notable “gross” or unpopular candy fails from the past:
- Garbage Can-dy: While the candy itself wasn’t gross, the concept was off-putting to some. These were little garbage can-shaped containers filled with candy that resembled things you’d find in the trash, like fish bones and old shoes.
- Chocolate Skittles: In 2007, Skittles introduced a chocolate mix that included flavors like s’mores, brownie batter, and vanilla. They didn’t last long, as many felt they didn’t match the fruity identity of Skittles.
- Heinz Ketchup-flavored Dum Dums: It’s hard to imagine ketchup-flavored lollipops being a hit, and unsurprisingly, they weren’t. They were created as a promotional item and never became a regular offering.
- Jones Soda Candy: Jones Soda is known for its unconventional flavors, but when they made them into candy form, some flavors didn’t translate well.
- Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans: Inspired by the “Harry Potter” series, this candy featured a mix of delicious and disgusting flavors. While it was meant to be fun and true to the series, eating a vomit or earwax-flavored jelly bean wasn’t appealing to everyone.
- Luden’s Chocolate-Covered Cough Drops: Combining candy and medicine can be tricky. Luden’s tried this by offering chocolate-covered cough drops, but it didn’t resonate with consumers.
- Bubble Yum’s Soft Drink Line: In the 80s, Bubble Yum tried to introduce soft drink-flavored bubble gums including Dr. Pepper, 7Up, and Hawaiian Punch. They weren’t a lasting hit.
- Candy Cigarettes: While these were popular decades ago, modern consumers see them as in poor taste due to the negative health impacts of smoking. Many countries have even banned them due to concerns they promote smoking to children.
- Ayu Jelly Candy: In Japan, there was a candy that replicated the taste of Ayu, a sweetfish. The combination of fish flavor and candy texture was jarring for many.
- Lobster Candy: Made by Archie McPhee, this hard candy is lobster-flavored. While meant as a novelty, it’s not the first choice for those looking for a sweet treat.
“Reckon Fred’d take a bit of Cockroach Cluster if I told him they were peanuts?”—Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban In the wizarding world of Harry Potter, Cockroach Clusters are likely made from actual candied clusters of cockroaches otherwise Ron wouldn’t have been tempted to dupe his brother Fred into eating them. In my world, I’ve swapped the bugs for a mix of crunchy pecans, creamy nut butter, chocolate, and naturally sweet dates and honey for a tasty no-bake frozen treat. These Harry Potter-Inspired wizarding confections are perfect for a Harry Potter-themed party, but they’re also legitimately one of my favorite sweet treats to keep in my freezer year-round. GET THE RECIPE https://whipandwander.com/paleo-cockroach-clusters/ #harrypotterrecipes #cockroachclusters #youmustbeaweasley #mischeifmanaged #honeydukes