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May 15, 2012 1:39 PM Subscribe
Does this flute candy that I remember from my childhood exist, and can I get it delivered in the U.S.?
posted by chickenmagazine to food & drink (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
When I was a kid in the 1980s, a visitor, possibly from Europe, gave me a candy shaped like a child's flute or recorder. I remember it being translucent, with a number of different colors that gradually transitioned into each other, and maybe six inches long. It was tightly wrapped in clear plastic. It had a whistle-like mouthpiece and holes that you could cover with your fingers to make different sounds. Am I making this up, or did it actually exist? I searched online and the closest thing I could find was this Melody Pop
. The Melody Pop has a stick, unlike the candy I'm thinking of, and it doesn't have the same coloring and has a slide whistle instead of holes, but it's the right idea. Question #2: are Melody Pops (or my possibly misremembered flute candy) available in the U.S.? (I'm in the Boston area.) I told my 5-year old about this recently and I'd love to find one for him.