Friday, January 25, 2013

Product Review: Play-Doh® Candy Cyclone

Before the holidays I was lucky enough to attend the Social Media Moms Mixer (see my review here) presented by Colleen Padilla, founder of Classy Mommy and Whitney Wingerd of Mommies with Style.  I was even luckier to win one of the sponor's, Hasbro's®, grand prize! There were only three lucky winners and I was one of them! A few days after the event I caught the UPS guy hauling a box that I would say was about 4 foot tall stuffed with toys! Awesome! 

There were four toys (pretty cool!) that I plan on reviewing but that first I'd like to start with is the Play-Doh® Candy Cyclone, which allows you to make a variety of "candy" out of Play-Doh.

Pluses: 
  • It's very colorful and was intriguing to my child, Dante. He really wanted to get his hands on it!
  • It comes with 4 jars of Play-Doh®.
  • The handle and button on it were fairly easy for Dante to work with. 
  • There are several different activities that kept Dante busy for at least a half an hour (that's quite a feat!) This includes: making gumballs, creating lollipops, pushing out licorice, and making candy from candy molds.
  • The toy comes with several accessories to help making the play experience even more fun.
 
Minuses: 
  • I was a little uncomfortable with the size of the gumballs. They are kinda small and I was worried Dante would try to eat them but he actually didn't even try.
  • Although the set comes with 4 cans of Play-Doh® they are pretty small. 
 



  • The "cyclone" part of the machine that makes the gumballs doesn't work so well. It's hard for a little one to load the Play-Doh® and push it down enough for the machine to accept it. Then several times it didn't work. Somehow the Play-Doh when past the "cyclones" which turn to make the gum balls and now the Play-Doh® is just laying at the bottom and I can't get it out.
  • Play-Doh® contains wheat.  

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