candy

A Face-Tracking Marshmallow Cannon Aims Straight For Your Mouth

Normally, you wouldn’t want to have a cannon aimed at your face, much less a cannon that can see your face and follow it around. But a team of mechanical and electrical engineering students at Olin College decided to challenge that notion with their marshmallow-firing Confectionary Cannon. It’s worth getting in this sucker’s sights.


Leftover Christmas Candy Meets Its Fiery Doom

Chemical fires are usually bad, but when they’re intentional, controlled and consuming weird Christmas/Santa ring pops they’re easy to endorse.


Genius Machine Sorts Skittles And M&M's By Colour So You Don't Have To

Here’s a question I’m not sure I want to know the answer for: if Skittles and M&M’s came in individual packets for each flavour, would I combine them and eat them like how I do now (in a pile shoved into my mouth) or would I keep the flavours separate and enjoy them on their own? They might be better on their own.


The Origin Of The Candy Cane

First, let’s start by dispelling a somewhat popular myth that more or less goes like this:


Pop Rocks To Slurpees: The Science Of America's Wackiest Summer Treats

Decades before molecular gastronomists were hocking vodka mist and caviar foam, we had food that was just plain fun: Pop Rocks, Magic Shell, and countless other strange creations that required a science lab to invent.


8 Unfortunate Vintage Candy Wrappers

According to a recent article on Smithsonian.com, the notion that poison candy is routinely distributed to unsuspecting children on Halloween is a myth perpetrated by advice columnists Dear Abby and Ann Landers in the 1980s and ’90s. But historically, candy meant for young consumers has sported poisonous-sounding, WTF wrappers and packages that most self-respecting 2013 parents would be dismayed to see dumped out of their children’s trick-or-treat bags.


Has Anyone Ever Actually Poisoned Or Put Razors In Halloween Treats?

Remember your mum sorting through your Halloween candy as a kid, looking for signs of ‘tainted’ candy laced with poison, needles or razor blades? It turns out, unless she was just using it as an excuse to steal the good candy before you got it, she was wasting her time.


What Does A Quadrillion Sour Patch Kids Look Like?

There are depressing moments. There are dark places. And then there’s being a 31-year-old man carefully stacking Sour Patch Kids on the kitchen counter in a silent apartment at 2am.


High-Class Sweets Made With Tools Intended For Chandeliers

The art of making candy will forever be associated with the dark whimsy of Willy Wonka’s magical factory, but a recent exhibition held during Vienna’s Design Week put a sweetly sophisticated spin on the process.


Watching This Guy Make Cotton Candy Art Is Incredibly Tasty

Have you ever tried to make cotton candy? Whenever I start twirling that stick in that intimidating centrifugal force of a cotton candy machine, my cotton candy turns out lumpy, tumorous and never looks appetizing. I mean it’s still delicious — like any sugary cloud would be — but it looks disgusting. This guy though, makes art with cotton candy. Imagine an edible balloon animal. That’s what this guy makes. God’s work. [YouTube via Neatorama]