I don't really have a lot to say about the new crop of Disney Lip Smacker Tsum Tsum Balms, mostly because I can't get away fast enough from the potent, super-sweet candy scent of the balms themselves. (Ingredient list below.) But then, they're not meant for me. In others who aren't me, these adorable characters will – and already do – spark joy.
Meet Thumper, Eyore, Dale and Chip (whoops, should have paid attention to the order when I took the above shot). Obviously the packaging is way cute, aimed at a young audience (right Ally? *grin*). My niece, Lauren, age 11.5, squealed as soon as she saw them, anxious to get them into her little #grabbyhands.
And well, they're kinda fun to photograph.
The little egg-shaped balm makes them something to think about if you give your kids Easter-related treats. In fact, these Lip Smacker Tsum Tsum balms ($5.95 CAD at select Shoppers Drug Marts, Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstores and from $6.98 USD at amazon.com) are only available from Canadian retailers until Easter.
These Lip Smacker Tsum Tsum balm flavours are as follows: Thumper's is Caramel Kisses; Eyore's is Cheer Up Buttercup; Chip's is Chocolate Chip; Dale's is Kooky Oatmeal Cookie.
I can't help it; I wish the balms scents weren't so sugary – sickly even. I didn't expect that, which is probably why I keep going on about it. If they'd been gently fruity, maybe, I would have kept at least one on my desk as something to smile at when I'm working. I think I resent that that won't happen! *pouts*
Lauren loves the smooth, emollient texture – she says it feels really nice on the lips – but even she isn't quite a fan of all four flavours; her preference is Chip's chocolate chip.
Tsum Tsum is Japanese for "Stack Stack," by the way. Its origins are a Disney game app, expanded into craze-inspiring stackable stuffed toys as well as these balms.
Whaddya think? Are these for you? Or for your kids/nieces/nephews? Or just people who aren't you? *grin*
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Lip Smacker Tsum Tsum ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetyl Acetate, Beeswax/Cire D'Abeille, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de Candelilla, Flavor/Aroma, Polybutene, Paraffin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de Carnauba, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Mineral Oil/Huile Minérale, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Stearic Acid, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Sucralose, Propylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol. May Contain/Peut Contenir: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).