When I was a kid growing up in Houston, a father put cyanide in a Pixy Stix and gave it to his son. He said it was from a house down the street from where they were trick or treating. A house where there was nobody home. He had supposedly walked back and gotten the candy from the house to give to his son.
I feel like I’m missing out by not having eaten these “Pixy Stix” as a child. When I was younger, I used to pop to a small shop called Cronin’s (and sometimes Rutter’s, which is still there) and try and get as many sweets as I could without spending too much money.
Later, the boy ate the Pixy Stix and died a horrible death. After the father tried to collect the $1,000,000 life insurance policy he had taken out on his son a few months earlier, he was arrested and later convincted of first degree murder.
Once you’ve made fruit powder (get the recipe in ), the next logical step is learning how to make pixy stix (a.k.a. pixie sticks). Homemade pixy stix are straws filled with fruit powder and sugar (I’ll suggest a proportion, but it’s ultimately your call on how much sugar you choose to add).
|27254||PIXY STIX 4 pounds||
|27256||PIXY STIX 1 pound||
|27251||PIXY STIX Wrapped Sticks 2500 ct||