Play With Your Food on Fox San Francisco

For once, it’s okay for kids to play with their food. Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Fox San Francisco to show off come cute culinary-inspired toys. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


GROSS GUMMY CANDY LAB (THAMES & KOSMOS

  • Gross new shapes, delicious new flavors! Mold your own delicious gummy worms and spiders using a natural gelatin-like ingredient called carrageenan that comes from seaweed.
  • Flavor and sweeten your mixture with mixed berry and green apple flavors and then mold the gummy worms and spiders in the included mold.
  • You can even add citric acid to make sour gummies!
  • Learn about the scientific properties of natural polymers.
  • Food ingredients included.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.95
  • Available: Amazon

CHOW CROWN (HASBRO)

  • Who will reign supreme in the ultimate snack eating competition?
  • The hilarious CHOW CROWN game puts a fun twist on viral food eating challenges!
  • To play, kids can load the six hanging forks with various food items of your choosing.
  • Place the spinning crown on your head, and try to eat as many snacks as possible before the music stops to keep your crown!
  • The Chow Crown game can be played solo or in a head-to-head tournament.
  • The game includes electronic crown, six plastic forks, and instructions.
  • Food not included.
  • Adult assembly and supervision required.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Amazon, hasbrotoyshop.com

PUZOODLES (BLIP TOYS)

  • Puzoodles are collectible characters kids can build with snap-together pieces.
  • Each character is an adorable animal/food mashup.
  • Each Puzoodles puzzle piece is packaged in a surprise blind bag, and includes easy-to-follow assembly instruction.
  • Eight to collect in series one: Caterpillar Roll (Caterpillar + Sushi), DinoCake (Dinosaur + Cupcake), Fruity Feathers (Owl + Pineapple), Kernel Llama (Llama + Popcorn), Melon Bites (Shark + Watermelon), Chip-Pan Zee (Monkey + Cookie), Slow Food (Turtle + Burger), and Purrfect Taco (Kitty + Taco)
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Amazon

CUTETITOS (BASIC FUN!)

  • Kids can discover all that’s inside of a Cutetito burrito by unrolling to reveal their new soft pet and everything about it!
  • Cutetitos come in 12 possible collectible styles including a variety of puppitos, catitos, slothitos, pigitos, bunnitos, bearitos and monkitos!
  • Each Cutetito has a personality “Hot Spot” that you discover when you unwrap it—it could be mild, medium, hot or super spicy.
  • The pet collector card will tell you everything you need to know about your Cutetito, including their “Hot Spot”, birthday, species, name, and favorite quotito.
  • Packaged in a mystery bag, Cutetitos are 7.5-inch stuffed animals wrapped in a soft, plush burrito blanket that includes a pet collector card.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Amazon

FRYIN FLYIN DONUTS (MAYA TOYS)

  • Fryin Flyin Donuts is the new preschool game that is fun for the whole family! Every kid has an affinity for donuts and will love playing the swirling, twirling, frantically fun donut game!
  • Simply throw your donuts into the fryer and be the first player to fly all your donuts into the baker’s box to win the game!
  • Two-player game
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon

LICK-A-BUBBLE (IMPERIAL TOY)

  • Create flavored bubbles that taste like your favorite drink, with Lick-A-Bubble. Invented by a pediatric allergist, Lick-A-Bubble is safety tested and made in the USA.
  • Simply add your beverage of choice, blow bubbles, and instantly have delicious, lickable bubbles that are fun for everyone.
  • Contains two bottles with bubble wands.
  • Add any drink to create flavored bubbles that taste like your favorite beverage. Simply add, blow & taste!
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $7.99
  • Available: Amazon, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Kohl’s, Kroger, Casey’s General Store, Stater Bros., Supervalu, Academy, & Canadian Tire

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