More gas-station comestibles! A pit stop along the Long Island Expressway yielded up Wonka Tinglerz. What, you say, the 1959 horror movie starring Vincent Price? Sadly, no. Wonka Tinglerz are essentially chocolate-covered Pop Rocks, and yes, they are just as weird as that sounds.
The candy spilling out. Should candy look like rabbit droppings? I think not.
The candy in my hand
Theres a strong cheap-chocolate smell when you first open the package. The chocolate is middling, but you tend to forget its even there once the candy starts popping.
The first couple of nuggets I tasted didnt actually have any pop to them, making me wonder if I was wrong and this was just a chocolate-coated crispy rice candy. But the next few went off dramatically, popping and pinging against my teeth in that peculiar way that Pop Rocks have. I offered some to my husband to taste; he also found them weird, especially the rather unpleasant knocking effect you get if you bite down on one.
Id probably like these if I were five, he concluded. For a day.
Not recommended (especially by dentists, I am sure), but oddly compelling.