Posts tagged "candy"

Frisky Eats: 20 Sensual Chocolate Truffles For Every Valentine’s Palate

You know what’s even better than a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day? A box of homemade, custom-curated chocolates on Valentine’s Day!

One great thing about truffles is that they are almost painfully easy to make – by and large, you melt chocolate with cream, mix in flavors, roll it into balls, cool…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 5, 2015

What Your Favorite Halloween Candy Says About Your Style

We all know Snickers people and Skittles people, and we also know not to introduce those people at parties. Some great tastes just don’t taste great together. Here is our 100% accurate and scientific assessment of what your favorite Halloween candy says about you. Read more on The Gloss…

By: The Gloss / October 23, 2014

Start Stockpiling Hershey’s Bars, Because Chocolate Prices Are Going Up

Hershey announced last week that its prices would increase due to a rise in the cost of chocolate ingredients. Very soon, those amazing Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme bars (or am I the only one who likes those?) will now cost eight percent more, and so will every other treat the company makes. Other candy companie…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

Peeps Donuts Are Here And Now I’m On An Emotional Roller Coaster

Just as all things Easter are starting to show up in stores, Dunkin’ Donuts is presenting us with a gift from above: Peeps donuts. As the treats roll into stores in the next week, you, too, can devour the sugary, tooth-aching goodness that is a neon marshmallow Peep planted atop America’s favorite junk food item.

By: Claire Hannum / March 28, 2014

Cheers! Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans Have Arrived

When your consider the fact that beer-flavored lip gloss, beer-filled donuts, and, ahem, beer-flavored vagina wipes have all been invented, your reaction to beer-flavored jelly beans will probably be something along the lines of, “Seriously? Those didn’t already exist?” But these jelly beans are no novelty or passing fad — they’re the real deal, the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 26, 2014

The Amazon Reviews For Haribo Sugarless Gummy Bears Are Disgustingly Hilarious

The reviews on Amazon are often a treasure trove of hilarity, but occasionally they are both amusing and educational. For example, I had no idea until today that if I were to eat a handful of Haribo sugarless gummy bears, I could expect my insides to turn into hot lava. According to the hundreds of reviews for…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2014

Very Important Question Of The Day: Do You Like Candy Corn?

Did you know today is National Candy Corn Day? This means roughly half the people reading this are all, “Woohoooo! Finally the world’s greatest seasonal candy gets the respect it deserves! I’m gonna eat nothing but candy corn today to celebrate!” And the other half is like, “Blecchhhh why would we celebrate that triangular plastic-flavored…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2013

Rude Lady Ruins Halloween By Telling Fargo Trick-Or-Treaters They’re Fat

Rudeness, not fun-size Skittles, is how one Fargo, North Dakota, lady is celebrating this Halloween.

Yesterday an anonymous woman announced during a radio show call-in her intention to withhold candy for trick-or-treaters if she deems them too pudgy through their Dora The Explorer and Wreck-It Ralph costumes.

The woman told a Y-94…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2013

Frisky Eats: 7 Ways To Take Your Cadbury Creme Eggs To The Next Level

‘Tis the season for Easter candy, including the MVP of seasonal sweets, Cadbury Creme Eggs. As good as these ooey gooey treats are on their own, I went searching for recipes that transformed the humble Cadbury Creme Egg into something more, and oh boy did I find some creative incarnations: Cadbury Creme Egg Brulee, anyone?

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 28, 2013

Have Your Bed And Eat It Too At The World’s First Cake Hotel

It took a team of 14 bakers, pastry chefs, and candy artists nearly 3,000 hours to create the world’s first edible pop-up hotel in Soho, London. The Willy Wonka-esque wonderland welcomed its first guests this week, a couple who enjoyed a carpet made of meringues, bouquets of sugar roses, fudge windowsills, spongecake pillows, 100 piece…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2013

Now You Can Eat A Life-Size Gummy Version Of Yourself

Big news on the colorful gummy candy/fantasy autocannibalism front! A place called FabCafe in Japan is offering a new service that uses 3D body scanners to create a realistic, life-size replica of your body–made entirely of gummy candy. Amazingly enough, the entire process costs just $65, but there are only 9 spaces available in the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 28, 2013

Chew On This 8-Foot Long Gummi Snake

It’s 27 pounds, 36,730 calories, $150 worth of pure gummi candy. The Party Python is now available for purchase Vat19. It comes in blue raspberry and green apple and red cherry and blue raspberry. Seriously, if it came in sour gummi, I would buy it for Amelia for her birthday and leave it in the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 11, 2012

9-Year-Old Boy Steals His Parents’ Life Savings For Candy Store Shopping Spree

When a nine-year-old Ukrainian boy found his parents’ life savings stashed under the couch, he did what any kid with a sweet tooth and a touch of psychopathy would do: he paid off an adult acquaintance to help him convert the $4,000 nest egg to Ukrainian currency, and then he went to the candy store.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 9, 2012

Candy Physics Is My New Favorite Branch Of Science

Finally a team of physicists has devoted the proper time and effort to answering the age old question, “Is it better to bite into a round piece of candy, or continually suck on it?” In a paper poetically titled, “Sticky physics of joy: On the dissolution of spherical candies,” researchers from the University of Graz…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 10, 2012

Weekend Project: Bellini Rose Petal Lollipops

We were totally obsessed with boozy popsicles this summer, but once the weather cools down, we’re going to have to put down our cocktails-on-a-stick and reach for a treat that won’t give us a brainfreeze. A worthy replacement for fall? Homemade lollipops! These bellini-flavored lollipops would be perfect for wedding favors, party treats, or just…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 8, 2012

God Save The Queen’s Pudding Bars

As I’ve mentioned about a billion times before, I’m totally obsessed with everything British, so when I saw these candy bars–which combine traditional British pudding flavors, chocolate, and a colorful Union Jack design–I was sold. Crafted in honor of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, they’re swirled with fun ingredients like toffee, strawberry, white chocolate, and meringue.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 23, 2012

Japanese Girl Group In Trouble for “Suggestive” Candy Commercial

The Japanese girl group AKB48 is under fire for filming a series of suggestive candy ads that some claim promote homosexuality. The group’s ads for a sugary gummy candy feature the members of the group clad in school girl uniforms passing a piece of the candy between one another using only their mouths. Watchdog grou…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 20, 2012

Weekend Project: Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

I know it’s super easy to go out and buy a lifetime supply of Cadbury Creme Eggs, and it may be a little Pinterest-y of me to suggest that it’s always better to make something yourself than buy it premade, but in this case, I’m pretty sure the extra work is worth it. First of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 24, 2012

Candy That Explodes In Your Mouth

As a fan of gummy candies — Sour Patch Kids forever! — I’m distressed by the existence of Spermies. The claim that there’s been “no salt added” doesn’t do much to reassure me that these fast-swimmers go down easy. No thanks! …

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 2, 2012
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