I’m eating my strawberry milkshake flavored Whoppers® that I purchased from Rocket Fizz as I write this, so forgive me if I sound a tad biased, but this place is AWESOME!! It’s my every childhood dream and fantasy rolled up into one candy-coated, rainbow sprinkled package.
After a lackluster experience at Gyu-Kaku, I saw the twinkling lights across the street calling my name. On the inside, it’s part Katy Perry music video, part novelty store and part Sanrio® shop–evident by Asian favorites: Pocky, Hello Panda, White Rabbit and an entire line of Hello Kitty candy!
One thing you’ll notice right away is that there’s something for everyone. You’ll see young and old “oooh,” “ahhh,” and shout “remember these?!” from every corner of the store as sweet memories flood back. My personal fave: Fun Dips® — with the original grape, cherry and lime flavors and not the nasty blue apple.
Speaking of Fun Dips, why do they only give 2 Fun Sticks when there are 3 flavors? It’s like the 8 hot dog problem with only 6 buns in the packaging. But I digress…
Aside from cross-generational candy, they have a pretty extensive soda pop offering from benign to extreme flavors like Buffalo Wing, PBnJ, Sweet Corn and more Jelly Belly flavors than ought be legal.
Needless to say, I was delighted and walked away with my strawberry Whoppers®, Fun Dip®, Pop Rocks®, a Jelly Belly Cherry Pop to wash it down and the memory of my mom saying what would happen if I ate too much candy. It did, and it was worth every bite.
Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, 111 W Green St., Pasadena