Hotlix® is truly an amazing candy store. It was founded by Norman Cougar in the early 1980s. Cougar bought and opened a candy shop in downtown Pismo Beach, California. The store still stands today and business is thriving. Hotlix® is recommended for those wanting to try something different and those who are extremely brave.
This store and their ideas are unoriginal and are beyond belief of any candy creator’s dreams. The items possessed in their very unique inventory are crickets, worms, ants, scorpions, and ants, just to name a few. Health departments would shut an eatery down for having vermin in their stores, but not this one. Hotlix® encases these safe edible “vermin” in there candy. Just imagine you’re eating a delicious lollipop and when you get to the middle, it’s not bubble gum, it’s a scorpion. How cool is that? Honestly, their way of incorporating foods Westerners would eat into something we would never eat is incredible. These delicacies are: worm candy, cricket candy, amber insectnside, larvets, crickettes, scorpion candy, ant candy, butterfly candy, and chocolate insects.
Not all of Hotlix® is insect inserted, they also have non-insect candy. The variety of flavors of their non-insect candy is what makes their store even more unique. This includes lollipop flavors: margarita, pina colada, jalapeno, red chili, habanero, cinnamon, horchata, dinosaur DNA dust, moon dust, killer asteroid pop, lunar lix, lollipop eyes, and aquarium candy.
In addition to their candy they also sell flavored toothpicks. Though these are not edible, they do wonders for your breathe after a meal with garlic or onions. The flavors are cinnamon and mint.
Since not everyone lives in California or has the money to fly out here, you can order them online. Their prices range from $0.75 (toothpicks) – 81.00 (cases) USD. Visit their website and see for yourself.