Buggin' Glow Pop, retail $~1.49
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 06-18-07

This is a candy sucker (a lollipop, not a vacuum cleaner) with a couple of twists: a blue LED that lights up inside the candy when you press & hold down the button on the lid, and a plastic jar designed for you to keep insects in when you're finished with the sucker.

The hard candy pop is insect-shaped, and in the case of this one, the flavour is labelled as "blue raspberry".


To use the Buggin' Glow Pop, first, remove the plastic overwrap from the product.

Unscrew the blue lid until it comes off the jar, and suck on the sucker as you would normally suck on a sucker. To get it to glow blue, press & hold down the small black button on the outer side of the lid.

Once the sucker is finished, you may place one to several small insects (fireflies {lightning bugs}, large beetles, crickets, ants, hoverflies, caterpillars, etc.) in the jar, and screw the lid on so they don't escape in the house.

Although I am not a member of PETA, please release the insects after you have finished studying or examining them; insects are living creatures, and require food & water on a regular basis just like you or I do. And fer chrissakes (and for heaven sakes and for Pete sakes too), please do not leave the jar (with insects in it) in direct sunlight. The insects will die a horrible death if you do.

This appears to be a disposable product; there is no obvious way to change the batteries; and I don't even know what size/style of cells it uses.

This is a candy sucker, not a flashlight. So I won't strike it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, run over it, try to drown it in the toilet, stomp on it, throw it, bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannonada (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a scanner-type device on a platform or a handheld wand), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it other "punishments" that flashlights might have inflicted upon them. So this section of the web page will be a lot more bare than the same section of the page about a flashlight.

Photograph of the product, illuminated of course.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of the LED in this product.
Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer on loan from WWW.TWO-CUBED.COM.

Test unit was purchased at a Raleys in Sacramento CA. USA in June 2006.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Lighted candy sucker with reusable "bug jar"
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbutton on/off on lid
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: Unknown type/number of cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at minimum
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

Buggin' Glow Pop *

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