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Check out this video review of Scientific Explorer’s “Sour Candy Factory”. And trust me. There ‘aint no factory inside:
It’s important that I point out that this kit purports to be able to create sour powder candy, lollipops, marshmallows and other things in addition to gummies. However, the recipe for gummies was by far the easiest and quickest, so that’s what we did.
As the review says, this product is mostly a fail: severely disappointing contents (why have a box that big?), ridiculously small molds, and only 2 of them, no container to hold all the parts and ingredients inside, and worst of all, the gummies tasted like crap.
However-the product is cool in that it’s unique. At least they’re trying to do something different-to have kids actual make the candy is cool. Just the fact that it comes with instructions of how to make several different kinds of sour candy is neat enough-it might be something to go back to down the road. But ultimately, it’s so deflating opening the box to find a few generic white envelopes of ingredients and a couple petite molds, that it becomes an uphill battle to get behind the it and enjoy using it.
Yes, my son was really bummed that there wasn’t a machine inside, but I didn’t need a machine. I needed more molds, and sour gummies that tasted good in addition to being sour.
One of two actually IS bad in this case.
Really, I should slam this thing, but I’m gonna give it a few stars because it gets kids (older kids) involved, and perhaps by tweaking the recipes a bit (and getting some Goddamn molds, but I’ll shut up about that now) you could come up with some great tasting custom candies.
To Scientific Explorer- Here’s what you do:
Make vesion 2.0.
Smaller box. Include a molded plastic tray to hold all the packets, make it look “neat” for the kids. Include 10 molds with larger sizes-generally speaking, these mold sizes are too small. Also, include more flavors, and more of everything.
Finally, ditch the generic white packets. Not cool, not fun.