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…
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?
Parents who were shocked (shocked!) to find that Welch’s fruit snacks—despite being compressed into the shape of tiny, tiny fruits—were not actually fruit-like at all but something closer to fruity candy, have brought a lawsuit.
At a tiny shop in the old downtown of Tokyo, you can see an art form that almost died out—and eat it, too. The craftspeople at Amezaiku Yoshihara make intricate candy creatures by hand as you watch, forming sugary starch into delicate legs, wings, and ears in just the couple of minutes before the candy hardens.
Harry Potter is the reason Jelly Belly started making its beans in flavors like vomit, earthworm, and rotten egg. Given the candy’s literary origins, fictional creator Bertie Bott would presumably be especially proud of the new “Stinky Socks” variety. But how do you craft a flavor based on something that isn’t edible?
The marvel that you're observing here is a 607-foot, 14,000-square foot "candy carpet" created by artist duo Craig Redman and Karl Maier to promote a shopping center in Chengdu, China. It took 2,000 volunteers five days to put together.
Candy and "healthy" don't really go together, but some candy is better than others. As you go through the buckets of candy brought home tomorrow, choose wisely.
Sumatra and Borneo are the only places in the world where orangutans – the so-called "red apes" – live in the wild. Both species are endangered, the Sumatran one critically so. And your Halloween candy could be, at least in part, to blame.
While the variety of candies seems endless, all of them fall into two main categories: crystalline (typically soft and creamy) and non-crystalline (generally hard and brittle). The deciding factor is how the preparation process manipulates the sucrose molecules within sugar. Mmm, crystallization.
It's that time of year again: The pumpkins are carved, the costumes are all laid out with care, and taking candy from strangers is not only allowed, it's encouraged. But, with all the focus on the tastebuds, just what happens in your brain when you're eating candy?
Everybody loves candy, but candymakers still don’t mind hopping on board the marketing machine of a big summer movie. The result: promotional candy tie-ins, which are often unusual flavors, and usually limited edition. Like movies themselves, some of these are good, and some are bad. Here are 10 delicious candies and…
When you inspect this year's Halloween haul, make sure that you watch out for these sugary little monsters. This candy can be extremely bad for your health.
For the cannibal with a sweet tooth and a strong stomach come these massive white chocolate sculptures sculpted to look like infants' heads. Want to keep yourself from overindulging in sweets this holiday season? Every time you pick up a piece of chocolate, imagine on of these creepy things staring up at you.
Here we see two people making the biggest mentos and coke explosion I have ever seen, or ever hope to see. They actually set it up so one bottle of coke exploding sets the next one off. By why does candy and soda react so violently? Let's have a look.
There's an easy way to figure out what color dyes are in your Halloween candy. That's right - we'll use some science! For this chemistry experiment, all you'll need is candy, water, salt, and a coffee filter.
Want to get your Halloween sugar fix, but you don't want to get bogged down in doom and gloom? Use your Skittles (or some food coloring and sugar) to make yourself a rainbow in a glass, and then drink it down.
In France's northeastern Alsace region, bees have been purloining the brightly hued, sugary waste products from a biogas plant outside of the town of Ribeauville to make blue and green honey. Where's this rainbow sticky stuff coming from? Why, a Mars chocolate factory 62 miles away from these particular beehives.…
Back in Victorian England, they knew how to inflict macabre, terrible death. Case in point: a single mishap led to the death of 25 people and the poisoning of nearly 200 individuals in one night, after they all consumed arsenic-laced peppermint treats.
What you're currently squirming at is Faces 5, a cloyingly morbid series of portraits by Utrecht photographer Ashkan Honarvar, whose work deals with the malleability of the human body. In these unnerving photographic manipulations, men's mutilated faces weep sprinkles, frosting, and candy vines. The ensuing pictures…