Halloween Still Smells Like a Plastic Pumpkin Pail

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… » 10/31/14 12:56pm 10/31/14 12:56pm

The Only Thing More Relaxing Than a Zen Garden Is One Made Of Candy

For some people, a box of chocolates is the perfect way to de-stress after a long day. For others, a few minutes painstakingly tending to a desktop zen garden does the trick. But for those who are really stressed, an edible candy zen garden brings everything together into the ultimate way to relax. » 6/17/14 9:20am 6/17/14 9:20am

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… » 1/13/14 11:00am 1/13/14 11:00am

Genius machine sorts Skittles and M&M's by color 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 flavor, would I combine them and eat them like how I do now (in a pile shoved into my mouth) or would I keep the flavors separate and enjoy them on their own? They might be better on their own. » 12/24/13 5:15pm 12/24/13 5:15pm

The World's Awesomest Scientists Invent Cavity-Free Candy

With a breakthrough that will finally help Halloween top Christmas as the best holiday ever, scientists at the Berlin-based biotech lab Organo Balance claim to have developed a candy that doesn't cause cavities. You'll still get sick and pack on the pounds from gorging on sweets, but if you forget to brush your teeth,… » 12/13/13 10:40am 12/13/13 10:40am

These museums are actually unbelievable gingerbread houses

Anyone trying to make a gingerbread house for the holidays this year can pretty much give up right now. Just eat everything instead because no matter what you do, you can't possibly top the artistry of these gingerbread museums. Designed by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves for Dylan's Candy Bar, they capture the… » 12/02/13 9:08pm 12/02/13 9:08pm

Has Anyone Ever Actually Poisoned or Put Razors in Halloween Candy?

Remember your mom 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. You are more likely to get attacked by a samurai… » 10/31/13 4:00pm 10/31/13 4:00pm

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… » 10/31/13 3:20pm 10/31/13 3:20pm