Watch how to make Breaking Bad meth candy and dipping sticks

In an alliterative homage to Breaking Bad, Binging with Babish shows viewers how to make the dipping sticks that Walter never got, as well as some dangerously delicious candy meth. Read the rest

Five pounds of Haribo gummy bears

Getting ready for Valentines day? Just like candy? This five pound bag of Haribo Gummy Bears is pretty darn AWESOME.

The pace at which my daughter and I can finish this giant bag of gummies is impressive... or maybe gummy bears just never, ever go stale.

I like the pineapple ones.

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Watch this artist make cotton candy animals for children

David Shtorm (aka Candy King) has a black light cotton candy maker, and he creates edible animal sculptures like this elephant that are a big hit with the kids. Read the rest

Lovely film on 100-year-old St. Louis landmark Crown Candy

Crown Candy is Kamau Bilal's short and loving look at a candy store that plans to stay put in its changing North St. Louis neighborhood. Read the rest

31 days of horror film PEZ dispensers

Toy artist Jesse Wroblewski of Chainsaw Estates challenged himself to sculpt a horror movie-themed PEZ candy dispenser for each day in October.

Here's a look at some of his horribly-creative sculptures, from Pennywise to Pinhead:

DAY 16: Pennywise from #stephenkingsit IT. #it #pennywise #pezhead #pez #instapez #horrorart #toyphoto

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DAY 2: The Ring. The well is also made out of #pez candy bricks. #thering #samara #diytoys #arttoys #pezhead #horrormovies

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DAY 13: Jason Voorhees. Happy #fridaythe13th everyone! #jasonvoorhees #horrorartist #pez #pezhead #instapez #31daysofhalloween

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DAY 7: JAWS! “You go in the cage, cage goes in the water, PEZ in the water!” #jaws #pez #pezhead #stevenspielberg #horrorcollector #shark

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DAY 15: The Birds. A classic for this rainy sunday. #alfredhitchcock #thebirds #hitchcock #horrorfan #pez #pezhead #instapez #31daysofhalloween

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DAY 18: Mars Attacks! Ack ack ack ack ack ack ack ack!!!! #marsattacks #timburton #pez #pezhead #pezdispenser #horrorguy #horrorart #horrorfan

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DAY 17: The Stuff! One of the most 80s and best #80shorror ever. #thestuff #horrorartist #pez #pezhead #instapez #horrorart #horrorfan

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DAY 21: The Invisible Man.

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Vote for the best Halloween candies, for science

Remember last year? Remember the above figure (direct link), where all was laid out? This is how SCIENCE ranks your Halloween haul. Kit Kat and actual cash at the top, dental floss and anything whole wheat near the bottom.

Well, now it's time for the 2017 Candy Ranking Games. Go and fill out this 10 minute survey into the best and worst Halloween candies. Do it for science. Do it to fight #fakenews. Go forth, go go! COMPLETE THE CANDY SURVEY h2,h3 {text-align:center;} .sidebar {font-family:sans-serif; padding:1em;margin:3em; background-color:#fafafa; box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #eee, 0 0 0 8px #fff, 0 0 0 10px #fca, 0 0 0 12px #f96, 0 0 0 20px #f60, 0 0 0 22px #f90, 0 0 0 28px #fd0; border-radius:20px} .textversion {text-align:center; color:white; background-color:#421; font-family:sans-serif; padding:1em;margin:3em; box-shadow: 0 0 0 2px #5c361a, 0 0 0 4px #9a7d62, 0 0 0 6px #dbcfc3, 0 0 0 8px #fff, 0 0 0 10px #fca, 0 0 0 12px #f96, 0 0 0 20px #f60, 0 0 0 22px #f90, 0 0 0 28px #fd0; border-radius:20px} .textversion h3 {color:#f60;} .textversion p {color:#fff!important;} blink { text-decoration: blink; }

Note that data will be collected for analysis until noon, PST, Oct 25th.  This year’s Candy Hierarchy will be published on October 27th.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

You probably thought all we’d talk about this year is David S. Pumpkins and candy corn. Ask David S. Pumpkins to guest co-author, they said. He’s got a Wikipedia page and you don’t, they said. Read the rest

Dress and accessories made of Starburst wrappers

Emily Seilhamer upcycled old Starburst wrappers into a woven dress, as well as purse and shoes. Read the rest

Cough drop-flavored Kit Kats

Just when you think they can't make foods any weirder, out comes an unusual crossbreed: a cough reliever/candy bar.

SoraNews24 reports:

Called Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji, which translates to Kit Kat Cough Drop Flavour, this new chocolate actually delivers a dose of 2.1 percent throat lozenge powder in every serving...

Accompanying the unique release is some equally unusual packaging which features the image of Yasutaro Matsuki, a former national soccer player and manager who’s also well-known for his work as a soccer commentator. His enthusiastic commentary acts as the perfect inspiration for the sweet, which has been designed to support Asahi TV sports broadcasts while helping to soothe the throats of supporters as they cheer for the Japanese soccer team.

Each box, which contains three individually wrapped Kit Kats, features an image of Matsuki yelling out “It’s one more point! Another point!!” alongside a slogan that reads “There’s a battle there that most definitely can’t be lost”, as a nod to the fact that Kit Kat is pronounced “Kitto Katsu” in Japan, which literally translates to “Surely Win”.

If you want to get one, better hurry. The cough drop-flavored Kit Kat is only available until September 5th, and only in Japan.

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Watch hard candies get made on a candy press from 1871

Producing hard candy in bulk still required a lot of skill in Victorian times, as Lofty Pursuits demonstrated by making cinnamon hearts on this hard candy press from 1871. Read the rest

How it's made: hard crystal candies with cherry-flavored roses inside

From Tallahassee, Florida's Lofty Pursuits who offer these "handmade artisinal candies" at $6 for a 2.75oz bag:

A new technique for a new effect in our image candies. These Crystal Roses are formed from nothing but hot sugar, and flavors. This is the first in a series of candies using this kind of design.

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Watch a crushed Life Saver emit light at 28,000 frames per second

Destin from Smarter Every Day just polted a cool video on his alt channel: a demonstration of triboluminescence that occurs when a Wint-O-Green Life Saver candy is crushed. Read the rest

Taste testing weird Icelandic candy

YouTubers Hannah Hart, Grace Helbig, and Mamrie Hart try out some of the strangest Icelandic candies out there. Read the rest

How Sweetheart candy hearts are made

For more than 100 years, NECCO has cranked out its iconic Sweetheart candies. Some of them are still emblazoned the original statements of "Be Mine," Be Good," and "Kiss Me." The company says that "to meet the high demand for Sweethearts, NECCO continuously produces them from late February through mid-January of the following year."

I prefer learning how they are made to actually eating them.

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DIY machine sorts M&Ms and Skittles by color

William Pennings built this wonderful machine that automates the arduous but necessary task of sorting M&Ms and Skittles by color. (Insert Van Halen joke here.)

"It's pretty quick and sorts about 2 pieces of candy per second" Pennings says. "It uses Arduino microcontrollers and stepper motors for quick and precise movement. A TCS34725 color sensor performs the measurements. Furthermore, the device is equipped with LEDs in several spots which nicely complement the overall look of the machine."

M&Ms and Skittles sorting machine (via Laughing Squid)

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Watch these candymakers create adorable candies with a pig design

Candylabs is a Montreal shop that makes amazing handmade candies. They share their secrets to making adorable cylindrical cherry candies with a pig design. The process might keep you guessing until the end as to how they end up with such intricate designs on such tiny candies. Watch and learn!

Their charming origin story from their site:

CandyLabs is a brand new handcrafted candy shop in Montreal that emerged in 2014. A young couple, obsessed with the creation of flavorful candies, makes all of their unique and quality sweets in store. The concept was born in England. There, generations of candy makers prepared caramels and other hard candy in front of a delighted audience. It was in Australia that the young people learned the traditional techniques of candy making under the supervision of a confectioner. It is finally in Montreal, Canada where the couple realized their fantastic childhood dream by opening a candy shop of their own.

Bonus: same thing but with pandas inside a bamboo design:

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Making rainbow magic with dissolving Skittles

Hot water on a ring of Skittles! (via The Kid Should See This) Read the rest

Watch water dissolve M&Ms into gorgeous patterns

Beauty of Science decided to dissolve M&Ms in water, and the result is surprisingly spectacular. It's like watching solar flares or the birth of a nebula. Be sure to watch in 4K! Read the rest

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