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seeking dangerous/choking candy gels

silence9 | May 13, 200501:46 PM

Good day... Let me preface by saying that this is a serious, albeit odd request. I am looking for the supposedly banned candy gels that were alleged to lodge in the pie holes of youngsters and/or adults too distracted by life's vicissitudes to responsibly control their swallowing function. These are/were small and highly gelatinous candy jellies with a sticky/wet quality, sold in individual walnut-sized clear plastic capsules. They sometimes contained fruit (such as lychee) within the gels. They seem slippery at first introduction to the tongue, but then do a snail-like dance of hesitance as they mosey on down one's throat. I like 'em, and frankly refuse to believe that they have truly gone the way of the Corvair or Sponge. I've been to korean and filipino markets that seem to sell a look-alike type version, often sold in quantity. But these, though gelatinous, are hardly 'sticky' in the slug-like manner that made the original kind verboten. I assume/hope that some small ethnic markets somewhere still have back-stock of these gels, perhaps? I wish I knew the edible ingredient that caused the dangerously sticky effect upon the esophagas, and I'd try to make my own. It's a long shot, but does anyone have a market toward which I might be directed? Thank you!

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