Candy companies have for a long time marketed to boys. Aside from rockets and bombs and superhero packaging, confectioners know that boys can’t resist gross-out foods from the innocuous gummy worm to candy boogers to the all-important barf-flavored jelly bean. More recently, products have been rolled out that cater to grown men – well, men who straddle the line between hobbyist gourmand and playground kiddo. Here are a handful of the more creative candy efforts:
1. Gummy Bacon
The 6.75″ strips are savory, smokey – and to be served raw.
2. Tequila Worm Lollipops
Tequila flavored (naturally) with actual worms imprisoned in the sugar shell.
3. Ugly Raz-Stout Fudge Balls
Chocolate chips, almond bark, and frozen raspberries congealed in Alaskan Brewing Company oatmeal stout. Find the recipe here.
4. Breast Milk Lollipops
While the company Lolliphile does not use the actual product, they swear their own flavor went through rigorous testing to make it taste as authentic as possible. Designed for children? Not at $2.50 a pop. Surely they are targeting those men willing to regress to Freudian simplicity for the sake of culinary science.
5. Mustache.org’s Manly Jelly Beans
Alright, so they never went through with it, but Mustache.org came up with a whole line of hypertrophied flavors: leather, chili dog, rattlesnake, war medal, gravel, hot wings, and (my favorite) headbutt. See them all right here.