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"a little candy machine" for DS from Santa

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CandyAndSparkles Thu 19-Nov-15 18:39:38

DS is 5 and has put this in his letter for Santa.
He's been talking about it quite a lot and really expects that Santa will be able to deliver because he said "little". We are travelling for Christmas so I did explain that Santa might not bring it if he thought it would get damaged in the suitcase on the way home.
That being said, I'd love if Santa could indeed produce the goods so maybe you ladies can help me.
In his head, it is a small machine (so would need to either have a button or a handle to turn or something) and can make candy (sweets...we are in Canada) and also you can design the wrapper.
I think I could bodge something an egg beater, some instructions, and stickers to make the labels...

Ideas very welcome!

trixymalixy Thu 19-Nov-15 18:40:59

Can you get the chocolate coin maker in Canada?

Stirling84 Thu 19-Nov-15 18:41:18

Google gumball machine. Jelly Belly have a nice branded one iirc. They are cute!

CandyAndSparkles Thu 19-Nov-15 18:42:32

ooh, trixy, I don't know if we can...must have a look as chocolate coins were also on his list so that would be 2 in one!!

Stirling - sadly, I thought that would solve my problems but he doesn't want a gumball machine. It has to manufacture the candy and it has to be a machine.

CandyAndSparkles Thu 19-Nov-15 18:43:48

oh my - I think I can get the coin maker!!

annandale Thu 19-Nov-15 18:45:03

Candy floss maker? here Seems to have a button and looks fun

IsItMeOr Thu 19-Nov-15 18:46:44

Amazon have loads of toy vending machine type things like this or this.

Would one of those satisfy him?

annandale Thu 19-Nov-15 18:47:04

Gummy Bear Maker? Surely with that name it must be available over the pond...

IsItMeOr Thu 19-Nov-15 18:47:59

Ah, it has to make the candy...that's harder!

Can you not introduce him to the Bagpuss chocolate biscuit machine?

CandyAndSparkles Thu 19-Nov-15 18:51:44

ok- golden coin maker looks perfect but 20 quid delivery makes it not worth it at all.

Gummy bear maker does seem to be available but for $50 or more.

Candy floss maker is too big/bulky.

GiraffesAndButterflies Thu 19-Nov-15 18:53:02

I read the title thinking of a Pez dispenser... grin

FreddieBoswellsHair Thu 19-Nov-15 18:53:23

We used to have the Cadbury vending money boxes as kids, do they still make them? If so that might be an idea.
I think I need to find one for myself now!

Hatethis22 Thu 19-Nov-15 18:56:55

I'd put in a note saying candy machines are too big to Cary, get him a sweet dispenser and a 'golden ticket' for a tour (some factories do them and if you write a nice letter ... ) around a sweet making plant.

CandyAndSparkles Thu 19-Nov-15 18:59:36

Hatethis - that is a good back up plan.

Have found a few sweet making kits in Toys R Us but they are mostly not going to be a "machine" which I think is quite vital to him.

There is this - - which is a front runner at the moment

CandyAndSparkles Thu 19-Nov-15 19:01:56

However, looking at the size, Santa might leave it in Canada for him to have when he comes home...

enderwoman Thu 19-Nov-15 21:41:13

What about Pez?

tshirtsuntan Thu 19-Nov-15 21:48:30

That gold coin maker is an absolute arse of a loss! grin

mrsdavegrohl Fri 20-Nov-15 16:25:25

Freddie if you mean the red 2p machine with the cadbury minatures, b and m have them but its 10p you put in now 😁

CandyAndSparkles Fri 20-Nov-15 17:32:47

Yes - looking at the chocolate coin makers, I reckon they are the types of plastic crap that are not even half as good as you want them to be.

I am thinking egg-beater, chocolate chips, a special bowl and maybe a teeny little special pan, novelty silicone ice cube mould and he can make his own chocolates. Little gift bags and sticky labels all in a nice box? (Egg beater is to make it more like a machine!)

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