At Toy Fair earlier this year we were surprised to discover that edible candy bubbles were not only a thing, they were also surprisingly tasty. But why stop at candy flavors? The next time you find yourself headed to a tedious children’s birthday party, you can now whip up a batch of edible boozy bubbles instead—just…
It’s fun to build things with LEGO, but it’s even more fun if you get to eat your custom creations. These homemade LEGO gummy candies are easy to make, taste great, and can even be stacked like real LEGO bricks.
Piñatas are already notoriously difficult to hit while wearing a blindfold and dizzy from spinning. But trying to hit a piñata perched atop a flying drone, and not hanging from a tree, is a even greater challenge.
Never has a combination of gears and cranks looked so sweet.
Astronomers from the Max Plank Institute discovered that the center of our galaxy probably smells like rum and tastes like raspberries. But the actual planets and sun? According to this set of ten handmade lollipops, their flavors are far more exotic.
Wow. Peeling back the layers of a jawbreaker is so glorious, especially when it’s done with a blow torch. Each color bubbles up and melts away revealing a different color underneath until it’s all gone. This is probably how the Earth gets destroyed in nightmares.
Earlier today on this very website, my colleague Sam Biddle referred to a recent photograph of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pouring a bag of M&Ms into a box of M&Ms as “embarrassing” and inexplicable—an analysis as unfair as it is incorrect. Because in this instance, for what may be the very first time in his…
Do you know where chocolate comes from? Apparently, not from the checkout line at grocery stores! How to Make Everything shows how to make chocolate from scratch, from the fruit of the cacao tree to the fermentation to the sun drying process to making sugar and cocoa butter to the grinding and tempering and molding of…
When I was a child, Peeps were Daylight Saving for my soul. As the days grew warmer, the technicolor hues of the marshmallow candy began sprouting on drugstore shelves, the confectionery equivalent of daffodils and tulips.
Wasabi, strawberry cheesecake, green tea, dark chocolate, sweet potato. What do these flavors have in common? They’re all KitKat varieties exclusive to Japan. But how did the crispy, break-associated candy get so popular overseas?
When you’re a kid, there’s an endless list of things you’re not supposed to eat, and that includes bubbles. But apparently the science of bubble solution has come a long way over the years, because a company called Little Kids, Inc. has succeeded in concocting bubbles you can not only eat, but are actually…
If you really like chewing gum, Amazon will sell you several months’ worth for an extra 25% off today.
A helluva lot of sugar and a helluva lot of machinery. That’s what it takes to make candy canes and it’s very close to being a magical process, as taking something as large as what candy canes start at and shaping it down to the classic skinny hook is so very impressive.
I was never a pillowcase kid. Fill the sheets that I put my head on with the goods, risking an errant Mr. Goodbar besmirching my sleeping quarters? No thanks. Besides, a pillowcase would need to go in the wash eventually. My plastic pumpkin was a dedicated trick-or-treating device. And somehow, it managed to stay…
Trick-or-treat night draws close, and with it come the warnings about the dangers (hidden razor blades and saturated fats) lurking in your candy—all the while ignoring the real threat at hand: that house around the corner handing out full-size candy bars.
Just in time for Halloween, University of Glasgow medical student Mike McCormick released diagrams of the female and male reproductive systems made out of all the kinds of candy I hated to get when I went trick-or-treating as a kid.
Kids are evil. You’d think free candy on Halloween would be enough, but no—these middle schoolers show us that there is no limit to what they’ll do for a little extra candy.
Halloween is nigh, which means it’s once again time to spend an agonizing twenty minutes in the snack aisle at your grocery store asking yourself a soul-searching question: Which type of candy should I buy?
I’ve never really lived in a neighborhood that drew a lot of Trick-or-Treaters, but that doesn’t keep me from buying Halloween candy. Obviously, this is a task I take very seriously because, even if zero children visit my house, I want to get the as much delicious, seasonal sugar as I can for my money.