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New Mexico police on the lookout for Gummy Bear Bandit

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Police in Albuquerque, NM say they are searching for a man who walked into a local convenience store, grabbed a handful of Gummi Bears, “and then nearly ran over a clerk” in his car after tossing candy around. Authorities are now asking the public to help identify the man, who can be seen in the surveillance video above.

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Omnom: Hand crafted Icelandic chocolate

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Chocolate is a true joy in life. Not OTC wax like Cadbury, Milka or Hershey: the prescription-strength real thing, such as Omnom's burned-sugar 55% milk chocolate from Reykjavik, Iceland.

The taste of caramel hits you right away, subsiding to a smooth, smoky finish of buttermilk. I was able to make the 60g bar last the whole day, though, as it was quite rich and a little went a long way.

P.S. The wrapper was awesome, so I kept it. wolfchoc

Easter breakfast sorted: Cadbury Creme Egg stuffed Croissants

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Yes, chocolate and croissant.

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Watch a drone's-eye view of sending a candy bar across Hong Kong

If you've wondered about what life will be like when drones deliver stuff to our houses, this video of a candy bar delivery across Hong Kong gives a tantalizing hint.

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The clip uploaded by YouTuber Sky Frog includes helpful graphics indicating major landmarks for those of us who know little about Hong Kong. Below is a very rough map of the route I whipped up.

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Chocolate replicas of Jessica Joslin’s animal bone sculpture

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Jessica Joslin collaborated with Annabel de Vetten-Peterson of Conjurer's Kitchen to make a delicious Belgian chocolate replica of her sculpture, “Morrigan.”

Handmade from white chocolate, this exquisite piece of edible art comes beautifully packaged in a black box with a small print of the original sculpture. Available in the USA for $35 and in Europe for £22.50.

It will also be available for $25 at Firecat Projects, during the exhibition of The Immortal Zoo at 2124 North Damen Ave. Chicago. Oct. 24-Nov 22.

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Nick Harmer's Skittles portrait of Marshawn Lynch

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BB pal Nick Harmer, bassist for Death Cab for Cutie, made a portrait of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch out of Skittles. Why, Nick? "Because GO HAWKS!" More photos below.

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DIY candy D20s


Mel Li writes, "I made some candy D20's using a two-part silicone mold for my Magic: The Gathering playgroup. Colors indicate different flavors: Gold/multicolor: Butterscotch Black: Dark chocolate Green: Mint White: White chocolate Blue: Food coloring + white chocolate Mold is made from food-grade silicone molded around a Wizards of the Coast 'spindown' D20"

Mel's the person who made the DNA bread I posted earlier; as as before, she's included some photos of the build for after the jump. Check out her whole Flickr stream, she's amazing; there's cosplay, illustration and painting, toymodding, nerd baking, hardware hacking, and much more.

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The Candy Hierarchy, 2013

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Clampdown on candy cigarettes

An old-timey soda shop in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been busted for selling candy cigarettes.

Lynden's, on Hamline Avenue near Cretin-Derham Hall High School, said a city inspections official came in last week and gave the shop a warning and added that a misdemeanor citation -- with a $500 fine -- would be next if the non-carcinogenic confections continue to be sold.

The sugary sticks were recently banned in the city, which would prefer that you just shop at Amazon.

The Candy Hierarchy (2012)

This year's Candy Hierarchy provides gentle but firm instruction for your confectionary purchases this Hallowe'en, and serves doubly as a means to evaluate the success of one's own haul of treats. Updated and newly annotated by the authors, this is the indispensable guide to a successful All Hallow's Eve.Read the rest

The Candy Hierarchy (2011)

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Once again with Halloween upon us, it’s time to revisit candy culture, or more specifically, a system that aims to rank it.

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