Temperature might not be what you think of when you first put a Hotlix tequila-flavored lollipop
into your mouth. Instead, you might be thinking about the big fat worm encased in the bright-colored candy you’re eating. Hmm, how many licks does it take to get to the cricket inside a Hotlix mint or cinnamon lollipop? Hotlix is an off-beat gourmet candy and snack company based in California that specializes in unusual edibles that contain — you guessed it — creepy-crawlies! It doesn’t stop at lollipops. It also offers BBQ and cheese flavored Larvets snacks, a little bag of dead larvae dusted with picante seasonings. Hotlix also makes a variety of pepper hot candies, Y2K Bug candy, Liquor Lix and promotional items. Order them at www.hotlix.com
. Candy items come in cases of 36 pieces for up to $25, depending on the bug.
Norene Cashen pays attention here every other week. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org