No, this ain’t a belated April Fool’s. Someone’s really thought that candy-flavored cheese would be a really good idea. I was under the impression that barring the lactose-intolerant people of the world, cheese was a firm favourite in many people’s lives. So, why the need for candy-flavored cheese?
Cow Candy’s cheese sticks come in a variety of flavours, such as fruit punch, grape, orange, and strawberry. The packaging is also adorned with images of My Little Pony and Transformers. They’re affordable too, at $6 per packet. I’m still not convinced. Ironically, their website states that: “Developed by a Mom to be an every-day win for your average (super) Mom & little tummies. Cow Candy was developed to bring children away from the over-processed over-sugared snacks in the center of the grocery store.”
Cow Candy’s founder, Danyel O’Connor, spoke to PR Newswire: “As a parent, it can be difficult to find a healthy, easy-to-serve snack that competes with candy. This struggle led to the creation of Cow Candy, a high-quality cheese bursting with fruit flavor to tempt kids’ taste buds and establish healthy snacking habits. While the playful colors and flavor combinations may be surprising to adult palettes, we’ve seen firsthand how quickly even the pickiest little eaters gobble up this sweet/savory snack.”
She continued: “I am a Wisconsin cheese-head that wanted to see my children, nieces & nephews, and friend’s little ones enjoy the goodness of cheese in a fun and exciting way. So I created a playful Cheese that could replace other less healthy snack options and become an everyday win for the average mom, like me!”
I must admit that this sounds like my idea of hell. As an adult, manufactured foods are not what I’m looking for in a snack, so this particular item sounds like my worst nightmare. I’m not sure I would give this to any of my hypothetical children, that’s for sure. Would you try a candy-flavored cheese? Because I’m sure as hell not going to try it.