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Goodie Gusher Review: The Magic Key Pinata that’s Reusable!

Now, there is an alternative to the traditional pinata, and its name is Goodie Gusher.

When my Zac turned maybe eight, we threw a birthday party. It involved the traditional cake and ice cream; to make it fun, we added a pinata.

It was a great party, until the pinata.

Eight boys, blindfolded and given a stick, weren’t adequately thought through. My husband thought it wise to hang the pinata from our ceiling. It seemed logical; the ceiling was above our heads. Then we blindfolded the first boy, gave him a stick, spun him around three times, and he whacked.

We repeated the process with each boy.

Somewhere in round three, the boys were a little more aggressive, and here’s where it all went wrong. One boy, blindfolded and given a stick, whacked at the air. He whacked hard again. This time, his stick hit the light fixture, which exploded the lightbulb, and the glass and glass globe flew everywhere.

Thankfully, I was the only one hit with the flying glass shrapnel. But it did halt the party for a moment while I cleaned up the glass.


goodie gusher ready for action

Here’s how it works.

You pull off the bottom tray.

goodie gusher bottom

Fill it with your choice of candies.

goodie gusher being filled with candy

We loaded ours with bags of candy from the dollar store.

goodie gusher filled from the bottom

Place the bottom tray back on and lock it into place.

goodie gusher being filled

It’s essentially a tower with slots for keys. Kids gather around and take turns pulling a key from the tower.

The candy falls out when one lucky kid pulls the magic key, just like a piñata.

You can see our Goodie Gusher in action here.

You can also see it in action in the video below provided by Goodie Gusher:

Think of it as all the fun you expect in a pinata but without the hazard. The “Magic Key” system is fun and builds anticipation before the candy RELEASE.

So, how much does it cost? It’s currently selling for $22.99 on Amazon. It’sIt’so available at Party City, Walmart, and other national retailers.

The Goodie Gusher is made from cardboard and has fun themes for any celebration.

I like that it is a reusable item for more than one celebration.

My kiddos loved Goodie Gusher and can’t wait to use it again!

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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