LOL Surprise – Mystery Flavor Candy Cane [Review]

A Christmas miracle!

Location:  at home

Date Played: December 23, 2018

Price: $6

REA Reaction

Surprise! I finally found a mystery flavor candy that was more than vaguely edible.

I can’t see myself buying it again because it’s not really my type of candy (too corn syrupy), but it was legitimately enjoyable.

(Lisa disagrees that it was at all enjoyable, but that’s not really the product’s fault. For more on this difference of opinions, see the spoiler box below.)

If you like candy canes and sucking candy, this is a good option. It comes also with totes adorb stickers, if that’s your sort of thing.

If I’m going to be honest, however, these mystery products are more fun when they are terrible.

LOL Surprise Mystery Candy packaging depicting the candy cane and cute stickers.

Who is this for?

  • People with a sweet tooth
  • Kawaii aficionados

Why eat?

It actually tasted good.

Story

I haven’t the slightest clue what the story is behind this product.

Apparently the characters are from L.O.L. Surprise. I don’t really know what that is and I wasn’t moved to do further research.

LOL Surprise Mystery Candy candy cane and cute stickers.

Setup

The oversized pink and blue candy cane measured 7 inches in length and 2/3 of an inch in diameter.

The product came packaged within pink and blue packaging with a cute, big-eyed cartoon girl on its face. Within were 4 stickers of similar L.O.L. Surprise characters.

Gameplay

It’s a candy cane; you suck on it… or bite it, if you have no patience.

Then you guess the flavor.

Analysis

➕ This actually tasted like candy… and not punishment. By default it was the best mystery flavor product that we’ve consumed to date.

Flavor Guess (Spoiler)

🍌 I think its supposed to be banana. That said, the corn syrup is strong with this one. Lisa hates all banana-flavored candies. She confirmed that the flavor was absolutely banana… which, for her, rendered this product absolutely inedible. Thus the difference of opinion in this review. 

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➕ The stickers looked cute.

➖ The backing on the stickers was pretty mediocre.

Buy your copy of L.O.L. Surprise’s Mystery Flavor Candy Cane, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

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7-Eleven Mystery Monkeys [Review]

See no evil, hear no evil, taste no evil.

Location: at home

Date Played: June 24, 2018

Price: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

REA Reaction

We had a bag of 7-Eleven’s mystery-flavored monkey gummies at the Escape, Immerse, Explore: New Orleans tour… so a few of us tasted them, for science.

The three flavors ranged from joylessly benign to gross.

Close up of the "see no evil hear no evil speak no evil monkeys" gummi monkeys.

Who is this for?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Why play?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Story

7-Eleven issued a package of red, green, and blue gummies in the shape of  “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil monkeys.”

The packaging teed it up as a flavor mystery… so we attempted to solve it.

The package of 7-11 Mystery Monkeys gummi candies featuring "see no evil hear no evil speak no evil monkeys."

Setup

The packaging was bland and the monkeys’ colors slightly washed out. Many of them had a distorted shape.

Gameplay

This was a straight flavor mystery without a contest or an obvious means of learning the “correct flavor.”

Analysis

+ When the monkeys weren’t mangled, they were kind of cute. The “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil monkeys” aesthetic was charming.

– There’s no reason to put these in your mouth. The flavors ranged from neutral to gross.

Spoiler - Flavors

Our group’s consensus on the flavors:

Green – Purgatory (had essentially no flavor at all)

Blue – Blue Gatorade? (some kind of enjoyed, most hated)

Red – Child’s Robitussin (universally reviled)

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Thank you to Drew Nelson for carrying these gummies to New Orleans just so we could have another mystery.