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Goetze's Candy Co., Inc.

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Cow Tales-related games = udder excitement.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's a store on the site, but otherwise the marketing messages are fairly light. In "The Mooving Tale," a cute sequencing game, the cows "bribe" a stage manager to let them sing for an audience. The bribe consists of Cow Tales candy, of course.

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What's it about?

Among the games on this site is \"Nine Moos\" is a tricky little challenge that doesn't seem hard at first. Before you sit nine cows, arranged in a grid. Some are deep in snoring slumber, while others are wide awake and grazing. Your job is to click on the grazing cows to make them sleep, too. Unfortunately, this often wakes adjacent cows. If you keep clicking, you'll discover a pattern! \"Pass the Cows\" features two cow \"dice.\" You play against the computer, trying to be the first to rack up 100 points. Roll the virtual cows, noting how they land. Each position is worth a certain number of points. You can keep rolling and accumulating points.

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As commercial sites go, this one offers little in the way of marketing messages and much to admire in the category of fun. The easiest games aren't really games at all, but printables, including a maze, a word search, and several pairs of "what's different?" pictures.

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Genre:Educational
Pricing structure:Free

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Adult Written byminervabeautiful April 9, 2008

A terrible page!

I would think twice before indulging in the candy or the website! Goetze's candy, most noted for their caramel creams, contain an ungodly amount of trans fats - in case you aren't familiar with this toxic substance found in some cheap processed foods, it's one of the most unhealthy things you can put into your mouth, aside from maybe broken glass or rat poison. (Research it online to see its detrimental health effects in children and adults alike.) Major cities are beginning to outlaw this substance, just as other entire countries have already done. Yet if you visit Goetze's website, the emphasis is on how HEALTHY their candy is an even go so far as to imply that eating their candy is part of a healthy lifestyle! I wouldn't let my children within 100 feet of this page without first explaining to them the lies used to market this unhealthy product. I'm sickened at the tricks they try to pull on uneducated consumers and, more popularly, children. Stay away!

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