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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… More »


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… More »


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. More »


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 groups… More »


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… More »


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!  … More »


What Do We Think Of “Pothead” Candy?

Some things really get my goat when it comes to kids, like little girls wearing heavy makeup. (Cough, cough.) But pot leaf-shaped candy? Meh.

Parents around the country are reportedly upset with “pothead” lollipops and ring-pops, which are sour apple-flavored suckers in the shape of marijuana leaves. According to the Washington Post, the… More »


Watch Amy Poehler Review Candy

Wouldn’t it be awesome to sit around with “Parks and Recreation” stars Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza and Rashida Jones and eat a bunch of candy? Well now you can! Watch as the ladies try out a bunch of snacks. (Pro tip: avoid the Pulparinos.) [RookieMag] … More »


Stir Things Up With These Peppermint Cocktail Stirrers

One of our favorite things to do during the holidays is to take things that are already awesome — like chocolate brownies, kitty cats, and cocktails, for example — and make them even more awesome, usually by adding some marshmallows or mint chips and maybe a cute Christmas sweater to the former two. For the… More »


The Candy Hierarchy

For the most part I agree with this fairly detailed ranking of the various candies given out on Halloween. However, I am distressed by the absence of Sour Patch Kids. Where are they? And for the love of Willy Wonka, Butterfinger needs to be MUCH higher up. It’s delicious! Also, trail mix doesn’t deserve to… More »


Mariah Carey Wants You To Smell Like Candy

When Nick Cannon proposed to his lady, Mariah Carey, he hid her engagement rock inside a Ring Pop lollipop, as a nod to her love for the candy, then replicated his originality in an encrusted lollipop for their anniversary. Now, Mariah’s planning to capitalize off her sweet tooth by launching a line of fragrances with… More »


Holly Madison Debuts A Jewelry Line … Candy Jewelry, That Is

Aww, that’s sweet: Playboy babe Holly Madison is debuting a line of edible candy necklaces for the Las Vegas candy store, The Sugar Factory. Random, no? It only kinda-sorta makes sense when you consider she lives out in Vegas, performing in the striptease “Peepshow” and filming her soon-to-be-aired reality show, “Holly’s World.” An edible candy… More »


These Peeps Are Turning Japanese

Remember playing house with your kindergarten boyfriend and Play-Doh food? Well, Peepshi is the sushi equivalent of taking something wholly adult and giving it a juvenile rebirth. All you need are three childhood dietary staples: Fruit by the Foot, Rice Krispies, and, of course, Peeps. But be warned! This recipe is not for the faint… More »


Suck On This: Massimo Gammacurta Logo Lollipops

If you’re the type who drools over a pair of pumps, Massimo Gammacurta’s work should appeal to you. The New York-based fashion photographer is famous for concocting stylish still life pictures, and his latest series depicts lollipops in the shape of luxury brand logos. Is the subtext that the fashion world is sugar-coated? Or that… More »


Crave: Sunny Seed Drops

We’ve had a hankering for all things sweet since we were in single digits, and candy was one of the first words we knew how to spell. Since we weren’t born yesterday, it’s hard to surprise or impress us when it comes to the sugary stuff. When a friend told us to try these chocolate-covered… More »


This Piece Of Chocolate Looks Awfully Familiar

Sometimes the web makes me laugh so hard. A chocolate company is selling creamy, delicious candies in the shape of anuses. But they’re Belgian! That means they’re tasty. [The Incredible Edible Anus] … More »


Worms Do Not Enhance The Taste Of Chocolate

More than $1 billion of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day alone, but apparently not all of it is edible. CBS2 in New York City purchased six bags of chocolate from different stores around the city. They found that five were inedible. Of course, this was a very small sampling, but most of the products… More »


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