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SingingInTheRainstorm Sat 04-Feb-17 22:22:50

So DS & DD love these ice lollies as they have popping candy in, so when doing an online shop found they had some groovy popping candy.

DH has gone off at the deep end saying their teeth will fall out, how as a Mum could I think it was a good idea. Just to reiterate this was one bag of popping candy which is about 20g maybe.

I don't eat chocolate, so never tried these lollies they all have. I think I'm allowed to buy this as an odd treat, it's not going to kill them. It even comes with a lolly & glow in the dark snappy thing.

I am fed up of my parenting decisions being undermined. It goes as far as the elder DC will ask DH did you sleep well in a morning, I get ignored as I don't visibly do the exciting stuff like drive to school. DH has to go that way anyway so it doesn't make sense doing 2 car journies.

What are your thoughts about the very limited one off treat of sweets?

RacoonBandit Sat 04-Feb-17 22:25:25

He is over reacting.

haveacupoftea Sat 04-Feb-17 22:26:17

Tell him to piss off.

VeryBitchyRestingFace Sat 04-Feb-17 22:26:21

What in tarnation is a 'popping candy'?

YANBU though to give them the occasional treat.

I recommend feeding them fried mars bars for dinner one night. That may make your husband rethink his attitude towards the sweets. smile

HarryPottersMagicWand Sat 04-Feb-17 22:27:50

I think having an unhealthy attitude to the odd treat can lead children in the exact opposite way when they are older. Mine get a small sweet treat/bit of chocolate every day if they have eaten their teas. It's no big deal.

MrsDustyBusty Sat 04-Feb-17 22:27:53

I think you have as much say as he has.

HarryPottersMagicWand Sat 04-Feb-17 22:28:42

Oh and it sounds as if the issue is far more than sweets.

RacoonBandit Sat 04-Feb-17 22:43:54

Very is is small crystals of sugar that explode/pop once they come in to contact with moisture/your gob grin

VeryBitchyRestingFace Sat 04-Feb-17 22:56:29

Sounds good, sounds good. smile

fuckingwall Sat 04-Feb-17 23:01:52

I used to love Popping Candy.
Your dh sounds strange.

hollinhurst84 Sat 04-Feb-17 23:03:47

Very - my dad had never tried it. His face gringrin then I told him if he drank some lemonade it would stop it popping. Yes I'm evil (it makes it pop even more)

early30smum Sat 04-Feb-17 23:11:18

YANBU. Not one for everyday (obviously!) but a treat-fine.

Willow2016 Sat 04-Feb-17 23:23:53

You dont need to order it online you can get it in Home Bargains.

Tell dh he is being a dick.

DJBaggySmalls Sat 04-Feb-17 23:30:51

Tell him kids in the 70's were raised on a diet of popping candy and Pepsi and watch his head explode.

foxyloxy78 Sun 05-Feb-17 00:00:53

dH is weird. confused

ScarlettFreestone Sun 05-Feb-17 01:22:30

Popping candy is wonderful stuff. It would be a bad idea for everyday obviously but fine as an occasional thing assuming everyone has good teeth brushing habits.

It does sound like there are larger issues though.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 05-Feb-17 01:29:00

Popping candy is one of the joys of childhood.

Your DH sounds like a joyless, quite miserable, controlling weirdo.

TyneTeas Sun 05-Feb-17 01:33:19

Don't let him see these! Chocolate crispie cakes with popping candy

BriantheWife Sun 05-Feb-17 02:00:36

Monty Bojangles truffles Very Berry flavour have popping candy in them, scrumptious.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 05-Feb-17 02:04:39

Oh for the love of the sweet Lord on a rollercoaster. Assuming they don't have 10 a day and brush their gnashers every morning and night. I very much doubt their teeth are going to fall out.

SingingInTheRainstorm Sun 05-Feb-17 04:14:35

It's very very seldom they get sweets unless they've been to a party that has the Haribo bags in. I usually end up eating them as I know what DH is like about sweets.

Ironically when it came to celebrations over Christmas I got a bollocking for eating the bounty ones as I know they're DD's favourite. But she'll eat anything, I'm a fussy sod & just like mini bounties.

So it's amusing that this popping candy will be the scourge of the dentist, but chocolate is fine.

Ah days at the pub with a can of old style cola plus a bag of crisps. Those weird tree sweet and slide sets too. Ooh or panda pop with a straw.

I don't think DC have ever been to a proper pub, just trying to recall. The one we went to was more of a restaurant really. The children had proper food too. I need to get them making mud pies & crazy stuff we used to do as kids!

tobedo Sun 05-Feb-17 04:21:30

My friend's little boy wasn't allowed anything sugary. When I visited she'd made some iced cupcakes especially and went to get them. The poor little sod had very quietly licked them all clean.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 05-Feb-17 04:29:47

He's a boring fucker.

Popping candy is the bomb.

Baffledonthisone Sun 05-Feb-17 06:40:59

Wanders off to buy popping candy...

Yura Sun 05-Feb-17 07:12:41

DH would faint at ours - free access to sweets. Ds4 averages on about 3 little Harbo bags per week, doesn't like chocolate. loves carrots and apples (has to ask for these as not allowed to open fridge himself, and fruitbowl is too close to kettle for comfort - small kitchen).
no idea if i'm lucky or if available is just boring, but restricting sweets too much just makes them more desirable (free access probably only works for some children though, but i was raised like that).

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