This is a sponsored post on behalf of Moose Toys.
My kids and I were happy to attend the premiere of Moose Toys’ The Grossery Gang Movie at The Cinefamily Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax. It was a fantastic venue, and the endless supply of complimentary popcorn and soda was a big plus for my kids too! The Grossery Gang Movie is available online on www.grosserygang.com, the Grossery Gang YouTube channel, and the Grossery Gang Facebook page from July 29, 2017. Check it out! It’s only about 35 minutes long and a good introduction to the Grossery Gang. If your children are familiar with Shopkins, but like all things gross, then the Grossery Gang will be a big hit!
Children at the premiere got to meet and take pictures with the mascot “Putrid Pizza” as well as the energetic duo, the Random Guys (Green and JMo) of YouTube fame. The Random Guys hosted some fun games and raffles.
My kids really enjoyed the movie. In the movie, we were introduced to the main characters: Putrid Pizza, Rocky the stale donut, Ricardo Banana, Trashhead, Gooey, Egghead, Doc Broc and Meathead, the hamburger. It is the story of how the Grosseries discovered their putrid power in order to defeat Vac Attack and the clean team to protect their way of life. The clean team was coming to cleanse the Yucky Mart, and get rid of Cheaptown. Our heroes visit the ancient ones and discover the trash can juice that gives them their putrid power, to protect all things gross. The jokes were kind of corny, but perfect for the 5-12-year-old set. The kids thought the movie was funny and had a good message about believing in yourself. While my generation had cabbage patch kids and garbage pail kids, this generation has Shopkins and the Grossery Gang!
After the screening, the kids were allowed to play with the new toys, take more photos and enjoy some icky cuisine, including moldy nachos, mini donuts and rotten burger sliders which tied in with the Grossery Gang theme.
You can recreate these fun snacks at home! The nachos were made with tortilla chips, nacho cheese sauce, olives, jalapeño peppers, sautéed red onions, and green food coloring. The burger sliders were made with Hawaiian bread rolls, hamburger mixed with blue food coloring, and white American cheese, topped with pickles and ketchup and mustard. The kids loved how gross the food looked, but how good it tasted. This was a wonderful experience and great memories for my personal memory vault.
About the writer: Angel is a painting enthusiast and a mother of four, her eldest will be a college freshman at CSUEB in the fall, while her youngest will be starting Mandarin Immersion kindergarten. Her other two daughters will be in 5th and 3rd grades and she spend’s a lot of time driving them to background jobs and auditions. She also works part time for Pasadena City College, Community Education Center.