Sweet Suite with the Sweet Scented Pets #BBNYC

We just returned from Blogger Bash 2016 in NYC where we introduced the Sweet Scented Pets to over 400 press and bloggers at Sweet Suite put on by the Toy Insider.

It was our first year attending and we had the pleasure of meeting so many amazing bloggers with wonderful stories to tell.  We were thrilled to meet YouTube creators Mikey Likes It, Kid Toy Testers, Babyteeth4 and Hey Thats Mike.

We had so much fun taking pictures with the bloggers holding up their favorite Sweet Scented Pillow Pet.  I think that Cotton Candy Unicorn was the #1 choice favorite followed by the CookiePup, a close second.  Of course, who doesn’t love cotton candy and chocolate chip cookies?

We have so many new scents being added all the time including some savory new flavors like Popcorn.  Check them all out here: SweetScentedPets

Blogger Bash Blog Post

County Fair Season and the Cotton Candy is Yummy!

Cotton Candy for Fair DayIt’s summer which means county fairs are cropping up across the U.S. In addition to livestock, rides and games, county fairs are also known for wacky food creations.  As much as we love to try something new, our favorite is that delicious, sweet and sticky confection, Cotton Candy.

So where did Cotton Candy come from and how did it become such a fair staple? Cotton Candy is made up of 99.99% sugar with a little food coloring mixed in to make the fun and festive colors.  According to Wikipedia, Cotton Candy is made by heating and liquefying sugar and spinning it out through minute holes, where it re-solidifies in minutely thin strands of “sugar glass,” the final cotton candy contains mostly air, with a typical serving weighing approximately 1 ounce or 30 grams.

Machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by the dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton and first introduced to a wide audience at the 1904 World’s Fair as “Fairy Floss.”  They sold 68,655 boxes at 25¢ per box which is the equivalent to $7 per box today.

Joseph Lascaux, a dentist from New Orleans, Louisiana, invented a similar cotton candy machine in 1921. In fact, the Lascaux patent named the sweet confection “cotton candy” and the “fairy floss” name faded away, although it retains this name in Australia. In the 1970s an automatic cotton candy machine was created which made the product and packaged it. This made it easier to produce and available to sell at carnivals, fairs, and stores in the 1970s and on.

In 2016, Pillow Pets created the Sweet Scented Cotton Candy Unicorn, infusing the yummy scent of Cotton Candy into an adorable Pillow Pet you can hug. www.SweetScentedPets.com


Sweet Scented Pets Fan Wants to Know if Gummi Pup is Filled with Real Gummy Bears

Boy with Gummi Pup

One of our adorable Sweet Scented Pets fans sent us a note (via his Mom) asking how we get our scents into the Pillow Pets.  He wanted to know if we actually stuck gummy bears into the pillow. Too cute, right! We work with a company right here in the US that creates the scents for us. They make them from sustainably harvested trees or cotton so in addition to smelling delicious, they are earth friendly too.  Each scent has certification from the International Fragrance Association and complies with USA & EU Toy regulations including stuffed animals.

Here is an interesting scent fact: Scents have a powerful influence on our moods, behaviors and memories. Research suggests that people remember 35% of what they smell, compared to just 5% of what they see, 2% of what they hear, and 1% of what they touch.  Really interesting, right!

So go ahead and pick your favorite Sweet Scented Pet and take a good sniff to remember the moment.

Pillow Pets takes the “Stink” out of Travel with New Sweet Scented Pets

Popcorn Panda and Car

Travel is one of the greatest rewards in life. But it can also be challenging; flight delays, smelly airports, unfamiliar beds.  Pillow Pets Sweet Scented Pets help take the “stink” out of travel.  Not only do these cute and cuddly Pillow Pets act as a travel companion by day and a pillow by night, they also contain a subtle scent patch delivering the yummy smell of children’s favorite sweet treats.

The saying goes that it’s not about the destination but about the journey but sometimes the journey can be uncomfortable.  Sweet Scented Pets, and all of our Pillow Pets folding plush, are a travel favorite as they deliver the comfort of a stuffed animal by day and a familiar friend and pillow by night. Add in the delicious smell of chocolate chip cookies or cotton candy and you have the perfect travel buddy.

Available now, Cookie Pup serves up the scent of gooey, out-of-the-oven home-baked cookies, Gummi Pup’s fruity scent of the favorite colorful gummy candy, PupCake with the aroma of baked cupcakes with hints of sugary fluffy vanilla frosting, Watermelon Candy Ladybug delivers the freshness of a watermelon candy, and the Cotton Candy Unicorn offers up a sugary sensory explosion of this fair time treat.

Perfect for playtime, sleep time, or anytime, Sweet Scented Pillow Pets are surface washable and feature long- lasting scents that are sure to delight the senses. These confectionery plush pals will be available year round with new ‘flavors’ added seasonally. Scents are made in the US.