Topps Company Informative - Made my baby cry, are they fixing it?
Yeah, Topps. The same one you used to buy baseball cards with bubblegum from, I believe.
They make Juicy Drop Pops. One end is a sucker, the other contains a (sour) flavored liquid candy to drip onto the sucker.
So one day I let both my boys buy one (98 cent apiece) when they asked while waiting in the WalMart line.
We get in the truck and pull out of the parking lot. The boys immediately (of course) start clamoring for their candy to be opened. The rule in these cases is that I do it when we hit a stoplight, not while in traffic, and they waited rather patiently. We were probably a mile from WM before we hit a red light, and I tore the shrink wrap on the packages and handed the suckers back. The light turns green, we go. Then my 3yo shouts in disbelief "My sucker broke!" Like me, you are probably hearing 'broke' as a verb, as in, the action performed by the sucker. I glance in the mirror and see that indeed he has less than half of the sucker part of the candy. I tell him to eat what he has and we'll get the other part when we get home. (I'm assuming the other piece is in the floor, since he also says 'it gone'.) But the thing is, my 3yo doesn't always pronounce the letter 's'. So what I heard as 'my sucker broke' was actually 'my sucker's broke'.
Which I realized when at home, I searched the backseat and found no piece of sucker. Further questioning of him revealed that the remainder of the candy was gone when he opened it.
To put it plainly, the sucker was broken, then shrink-wrapped with half MISSING. And my baby paid for it with his own money, all grown-up, and got nothing.
The other side of this is, the person who answered the 800 number was very understanding about it, and says that rather than replacing the single pop, she will be sending 'an assortment' of items to replace the broken candy and apologize for our trouble.
When I recieve it I'll update and let you know what 'several' means.