03 February 2010

corner view "sweets"



These, my friends, are my favorite sweets. They are gummy candy in the form of the statue of the Pissing Boy (Mannekin Pis). They are sooo good.... a little sweet, a little sour, and a little chewy. I often wonder how this idea was thought up.... "Let´s see... we already have gummy fish... and gummy bears... I know! The Pissing Boy!..." Okaaaay... I would so love to meet the brilliance behind this idea. ;)

Next week´s theme comes via Francesca and it´s "Repurposed: one object in your house that you´ve found another use for." Thanks darling!

Theresa, do you mind picking the next one? Thanks!

Happy corner viewing!

P.S. Thank you for all your lovely comments. I´m going to be smiling until March.





77 comments:

anna said...

drunken sweets designer? ;)

anna said...

I mean drunk, that was a mixture of english and dutch ('dronken') :)

kristina - no penny for them said...

this is hilarious. never seen anything like it. :)

hoping my my internet connection keeps up so i can take part in this week's corner view...

Ma life à moi said...

Funny! Do you find them in Spain or it's a special order from Belgium?

ibb said...

Lovely....have you tried them in regaliz taste??

jgy said...

?!!:))

kenza said...

sweet all the way!

Lollipop said...

héhé! the manneken Pis!!! for brussels! good choice sister!

Theresa said...

I have not had these but Swedish fish (also red), I think they are the same flavor.

jacomien said...

How, erm... sweet! Haha, I totally get the sweet/sour/chewy thing!

I couldn't take a pic of my favourite sweets, because I eat them right away. So instead I posted... well, go see it for yourself!

Bichos da Matos said...

It must be very yummy:) Happy week Jane!

isabelle said...

these little red ones are really sweet ...

Jenna said...

looks like the US's sour patch kids. except minus the sour powder part. :P

Elisabelle said...

I love the color: great photo!

Do you have them shipped from Belgium?

rinomata said...

this candy-manneken piss also makes me smile, and it's true thery're really good!

missvanham said...

hmmmmm manneke pies love to eat him ;-)

pien said...

or you going all the way to brussels to get them?

we have 'autodrop' , in sweet strawberry red cadilliac figure. i like them muchos. think the'll taste like your mannekes

Crescent Moon said...

Those are so funny!

Hayley Egan said...

haha cute! and happy blogaversary too :) XX

C.T. said...

OOOOOOohhhh my LORD!!! You have them in gummy form?? Red?? Having a slight panic attack here Jane. Don't do this to me......(drool - gulp)

Francesca said...

hmm, they are certainly very different!
PS I LOVE the theme for next week:)

Lisa notes... said...

You might should win an award for the most unusual "sweets". :-) Never heard of or seen that treat. So funny.

likeschocolate said...

That is seriously happy. I love the naughty idea of it. I could just imagine the shock on someones face when they got these as a gift.

Sam said...

!! Lol! Great photo :D

Daan said...

ha, manneki pis, that's a surprise all the way in spain.

Today i found (for the CV i had to get some sweets, my kids thank you for that!) sweets in the shape of Maria (the Holy Maria!)
If you take a good look at my CV you can see them, Elvis is holding a whole bowl of them.

Kaylovesvintage said...

very much my kind of sweets

ibb said...

OH! I don´t know what they say about green ones.....you leave me....

Grey Lemon said...

Funny sweets! Difficult to resist this red color!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I send the link to my belgian friends !!! And hope they'll send me some ;) Funny sweet !

marinik said...

how cute and funny...

Cate said...

ohhh. like swedish fish but more hilarious design. love that. wish i could taste.

Janina Modaal said...

The Pissing Boy!
He lives in my country; there's even a small brother of the real one in my city.
But I never saw this kind of sweets...
Funny how the pissing boy even made in it Spain :o).

MissBuckle said...

Seriously funny sweets. Now I wanna try!

Liz said...

mmmm sweeties.... mmm ahhh!!! nicee! i love gummmy bears!


kisees!

MyrtilleD said...

What a strange idea, those sweets!

I couldn't have imagined your blog was so young so i wish you a happy 1st anniversary and a very long life.

My sweets are on line ;-)

liza said...

Hilarious!! Too, too funny. Thank you, Jane!

Cabrizette said...

Order from belgium ??? a little chimique !!!!

juanita de la vega said...

...Sooo Jane! he heeeee!!!!

denise said...

Too funny! :)

janis said...

Ah, the pissing boy... WHAT? Actually, they sound delicious - I love the sour part! xo, j.

Mulot said...

Miam, hummmmm I LOVE SWEET !

laméditerraine said...

Hope you smile until next year:)
That looks like a funny gum, is it originary from Spain or from the US? Because I've never seen them (perhaps because I don't like gummies).
Big love and besos for you and your children:)

Emily said...

Ooohhh, that looks tasty...despite the namesake!

By the way, do you mind changing my URL FROM: www.thekeepingtime.blogspot.com TO: www.discoveringflowers.blogspot.com? I made my family blog private, but I still want to take part in Corner View!

Thanks!

Ritva said...

hih-hih :)

aimee said...

you just made my day!

Kari said...

the pissing boy - very interesting.! I wonder what the inspiration was.
little sweet and sour is always good.
thanks for making me smile!

katy said...

ha. my sister bought a tub of those when she visited me last summer. i live in Luxembourg (about 2.5 hours away from the real mannekin pis) the ones she found here were in the grocery store and came in lots of different colors. funny to find those in spain.

Conny said...

Wouldn't my mother just love that?! She'd totally think they're funny - she's got that Dutch sense of humor. My son and I would be sitting in the corner, snickering about them.

Thanks for sharing them. Such a lovely "surprise" sweet. Love it.

elisvermeulen said...

.. old age is hitting me hard today.. thought you posted a post about cookies and cake..
:) better search around to who I send a comment to with your name in it..
If anyone reads this and thought that elis must be bonkers, sorry..
and Jane, nice pic, nice sweets.:)

nicola@which name? said...

yum. i love gummies and i love all that red.
francesca, you know i love the topic for next week!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

RosaMaría said...

gummy pissing Boys?!! that is funny

caitlin said...

Why do I find that candy slightly disturbing? :) Great corner view!

MODsquad said...

Ha! Brilliant I say!

HereBeDragons said...

LOL! I love it!

Ocean Girl said...

Brilliant idea! And color. At first I thought it was jelly.

Corner View is a challenge and I'm enjoying every bit of it.

Gracias Senorita.

la ninja said...

okay, no scatological comments whatsoever? I say this crowd's too clean, amiga.

sorry, but willy showing. helloooooooo, willy showing. you eat 'em!!! elephant - room :P

kidding of course. always. always. no offence meant. too clean you people. more indecency and swearing, please. just like in my blog. not.

anyway, didn't know they made edible manneken pisses (did you know there's a weeing girl in brussels too? jeanneke pis.)

Tiphaine said...

mmm, that sounds (!!!) nice....my sweet is posted too !!!!

Madalen Goiria said...

Hi Jane, yesterday I went to the fair of San Blas and these are the sweet pictures I took.
http://txakusine.blogspot.com/2010/02/corner-view-sweets.html
Greets. Madalen

Allison said...

Perhaps your day might get even "sweeter" when you check out my blog...

My e-mail address is on my profile... oh my, decisions, decisions, what is a girl to do?

L'Atelier said...

LOL! i would love to know too
tgums are tricky they have to have the right consistancy, sourness and sweetnes to be perfect.... these sounds scrumbtious!

Allegria said...

Gotta love Europe! HA! I don't know whether I'd be able to eat one without blushing! I'm up and posted. Did it yesterday, but forgot to post here. Oopsy.

Kimmie said...

That is hilarious!
Sorry I'm late this week - I don't know what's happened to me and my sense of time :)

Dorte said...

Ha ha ... kind of special I must say!

Laura said...

too funny!
Laura in Ludwigsburg, Germany

Don said...

Sweet delight! Funny stuff.

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a hoot. I've never seen these before, and believe me, I've eaten a LOT of gummy bears!

:-)
xo

Emma said...

rhooooo...so funny!
I will see if I can find them..somewhere..just to taste them!
Thanks for sharing the sweet!
And Thank you for your lovely blog...Happy birthblogday
Emma from San Francisco

the southern hostess said...

So funny! Love your blog. It is beautiful!

Angel.Pearls said...

Hi..first time visiting! Love your photos, and the style of your blog..it's so 'clean'. Have a great Weekend! Love//Eva

Reyes said...

"pissing boy sweets" I'm sure my kids would love them! Besos

sunnymama said...

Lol! Sorry I've missed taking part in Corner View the last couple of weeks but am looking forward to joining in again as usual with Repurposed. :)

soisses said...

i believe you would love our german gummy smurf & gummy strawberry...
i LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!

soisses said...

p.s.: ohhh... i did not ask, if i am allowed to do the corner view - hope, it is ok. i see, you have a list of everybody who is in...

love your side, your questions & your readers answers!

n a t s u m i said...

mmm yummy candies!! I love the color!

Pascale said...

I'm originally from Brussels and of course I know Manneken Pis. The candy version, however, is new to me. Next time I go, I definitely need to get some!

Joyce said...

Oh my goodness! These are a hoot- I will have to see if I can find these around here. Gary when he saw a fountain like these guys he wanted it for our backyard! He still talks about that dang fountain. Off to see if I can find these litte boys. xo

Annabel said...

That's so funny.

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo