OK, the "new" product is Gelatos. People are confused because Faber-Castell already has a product called "gel sticks". I was at CHA in 2011 and "gelatos" were their new thing. FC sent Suzi some gelatos, and she gave them to me to play with, then Suzi gave me some gel sticks for Kelly's birthday (yes, for Kelly's birthday I got a present). And so I took a gel stick and a gelato in the same color and scribbled them in a sketchbook and added water and here is the result:
That's right people, there's NO DIFFERENCE. At all. They felt the same going on and the reacted exactly the same when I added the water. WTF is up with that? The gel sticks are in the kids' art section and they're fun, like watercolor crayons but they feel more like pastels when they go on. They look like chapstick, each one in its own plastic tube so they don't rub off on each other, that's pretty nice. The gelatos are WAY more expensive that the gel sticks, and I think they're just f-ing with us because they seem the same to me. Jerks.