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Candy Changes Colors

Candy Changes Colors

Denver-based Hammond’s Candies offers another glimpse inside their factory, where a pulling machine gradually stretches candy in such a way that it appears to change from a deep navy blue to a brilliant electric shade. The effect happens as more air is introduced into the sugar, improving the candy’s chew at the same time.

Sander vs. Jawbreaker

Sander vs. Jawbreaker

YouTube channel Sander VS subjects various objects to a belt sander so we can see what’s in the middle. Think Hydraulic Press Channel meets What’s Inside. In this clip, they sand down a giant jawbreaker, revealing its colorful insides and leaving a fine layer of edible sawdust. They then do the same to a Rubik’s Cube and a golf ball.

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Making a Skittles Donut

Making a Skittles Donut

You could make a Skittles-flavored donut by sprinkling some of the chewy candies on a glazed Krispy Kreme, but the guys at the Hydraulic Press Channel prefer to make donuts with industrial equipment. Using a custom-machined tool, they squish some M&Ms and Skittles into toroid shapes. They look like giant Life Savers.

Cadbury Mini Egg Cookbook

Cadbury Mini Egg Cookbook
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Easter is around the corner, so there’s no better time to stock up on Mini Eggs candies. Cadbury’s official cookbook offers home bakers 60 different recipes which incorporate the crunchy-shelled chocolate treats, including puddings, brownies, cookies, cakes, and even milkshakes.

Polaroid CandyPlay 3D Candy Pen

Polaroid CandyPlay 3D Candy Pen
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Unlike other 3D printing pens, Polaroid’s CandyPlay pen outputs designs using candy instead of plastic. It heats up to melt and extrude candy to make freeform sculpted edible artworks. Its sugar-free candy refills come in in strawberry, orange, lemon, apple, grape, and cola, and assorted flavors.

M&M Macro Photography

M&M Macro Photography

Photography Jens Heidler of Another Perspective uses ordinary objects to create extraordinary images. To make this video, he captured time-lapse macro footage of M&Ms melting in a fish tank. As the sugary shells slowly dissolve, colorful patterns emerge in the candies’ watery grave.

Sriracha Chocolate Bars

Sriracha Chocolate Bars
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Combining and balancing flavors in an unexpected yet delicious way, these milk chocolate bars have been infused with sriracha hot sauce and a dash of pink Himalayan salt, resulting in a perfect mix of sweet and spicy. The 2.5 oz. bars are sold in a three-pack.

Smashmallow Marshmallows

Smashmallow Marshmallows
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Skip the ordinary marshmallows, and head straight for Smashmallows. These sweet treats satisfy your cravings with flavors like strawberries and cream, cookie dough, cinnamon churro, mint chocolate chip, and toasted vanilla. They’re made with organic cane sugar, and under 100 calories for four puffs. Can’t decide? Try the variety pack.

See’s Elegant Heart Box

See’s Elegant Heart Box
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Less is not more when it comes to sending Valentine’s Day love. Go big with See’s Candies’ biggest-ever heart box selection. Celebrating the legendary California chocolatier’s 100th anniversary, the huge Elegant Heart is filled with three pounds of the best milk, dark and white chocolates, and ridiculously mouth-watering truffles.

Making a Chocolate Motorcycle

Making a Chocolate Motorcycle

Expert pastry chef Amaury Guichon shows off the creation of an absolutely amazing work of candy art. We watched in awe as he sculpted and airbrushed chocolate to build his edible motorcycle sculpture, complete with a detailed engine, a curly coil spring, intricate wheel spokes, and an amazing sugar glass headlight.

Cacao & Cardamom Valentine’s Day Heart

Cacao & Cardamom Valentine’s Day Heart
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Make Valentine’s Day extra special this year with this deluxe candy box. Award-winning chocolatier Cacao & Cardamom fills their substantial 1-pound candy box with 26 pieces of their colorful and exotic chocolate treats. They also make a smaller 13-piece version.

Pocket Latte Chocolates

Pocket Latte Chocolates
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Grab a boost of caffeine any time with Pocket Latte’s ready-to-eat coffee snacks. Each square of their caffeinated chocolate has roughly the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. They come in cream and sugar, dark roast, hazelnut, and lavender-vanilla flavors. Sold in packs of 12 or 24. You can grab individual bars at Vat19.

LEGO Candy Cane Catapult

LEGO Candy Cane Catapult

To celebrate the holidays in these times of social distancing, Jason Allemann created this little machine that can fling candy canes at a recipient so they don’t have to go rummaging around his candy bowl with their grubby hands. He built the gizmo using the LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor Set. Full build details here.

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Playing a Chocolate Record

Playing a Chocolate Record

If you know how to make a silicone mold, you could easily make yourself a record out of chocolate or candy. But would you want to put one on your turntable and gunk up the stylus? Techmoan bought a chocolate record from Etsy seller FoodIsArt to see what it sounds like when played. Freezing the disc helps quite a bit.

Chocolat Luxury Hatbox

Chocolat Luxury Hatbox
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Does someone special on your shopping list have a sweet tooth? This elegant collection of chocolates comes with an assortment of delicious treats from Chicago/Pilsen chocolatier Uzma Sharif, including rich chocolate bars, caramels, sipping chocolate, marshmallows, and more. Also available in a medium size.

Hawaiian Punch Candy Canes

Hawaiian Punch Candy Canes
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Tired of the same old peppermint candy canes? This Christmas, switch it up a bit and enjoy these sweet treats that taste like Hawaiian Punch. They come 12 to a pack and include four each of Fruit Juicy Red, Lemon Berry Squeeze, and Polar Blast flavors. Want something a bit more tangy? Try some Sweet Tarts candy canes.

Daily Dose Chocolate Pack

Daily Dose Chocolate Pack
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Get your sugar and caffeine fix every day of the month with this 30-pack of bite-sized chocolate bars from Brooklyn’s Raaka Chocolate. Choose from Pink Sea Salt, 100% Cocoa, Oat Milk, Coconut Milk, or a mixed set of all four flavors. Each bar is made from sustainably-sourced, unroasted beans for a complex, natural flavor.

Toblerone Cookbook

Toblerone Cookbook
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Now you’re cooking with candy! This cookbook offers 40 dessert recipes that incorporate Toblerone candy. The unique mix of Swiss milk chocolate, nougat, honey, and almonds takes your sweet treats to another level compared to ordinary chocolate. Toblerone brownies and cupcakes, oh my!

How Candy Corn Became a Halloween Tradition

How Candy Corn Became a Halloween Tradition

Despite many people despising the fake, sugary flavor of candy corn, it’s still a wildly popular Halloween treat. Mental Floss explores the history of this divisive, tri-colored candy and why it’s so closely associated with the holiday. We never thought about it before, but candy corn has real corn in it, sorta.

Halloween Candy Care Package

Halloween Candy Care Package
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Halloween 2020 is going to be different than normal, with trick-or-treating restricted for many. Vintage Candy Co.’s care package is a great way to make the holiday special. It comes with more than 90 candies including some full-size bars, hard-to-find treats, and decorative skulls, eyeballs, pumpkins, and fangs.

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How Candy Corn Is Made

How Candy Corn Is Made

We’ve seen two different ways how NOT to make candy corn, now watch how the pros do it. This 2014 clip from The Washington Post takes us inside of the Jelly Belly factory in Illinois for an explanation of the “kernel” making process starting from individual ingredients until they’re bagged and show up on store shelves.

Making Akita Dog Candies

Making Akita Dog Candies

Montreal’s CandyLabs shows us how they make hard candy treats featuring the face of an adorable akita dog. There’s something so satisfying about watching all that gooey hot sugar as it’s worked into shapes, then rolled smaller and smaller before being sliced.

The History of Chocolate

The History of Chocolate

Chocolate has been one of the world’s favorite confections for thousands of years. But it hasn’t always been the sweet treat we know and love today. Mental Floss host Justin Dodd takes us through the earliest known uses of cacao beans, and explains the process that turns it into chocolate.

Candy Birthday Gift Boxes

Candy Birthday Gift Boxes
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Looking for a fun and nostalgic birthday gift for a parent or grandparent? Woodstock Candy packs gift boxes with candies that were available during the year of their birth – assuming they were born in 1989 or earlier. Depending on the year, they might find Razzles, Wax Lips, Pop Rocks, Zots, or Turkish Taffy among other classic sweets.

How Peeps Are Made

How Peeps Are Made

Easter just isn’t Easter without some Peeps. Take a 360º video tour of the Just Born candy factory with Food Network to see how these colorful marshmallow treats are born, including a part of the assembly line called the “Sugar Shower.” Did she really use the word “peepsinality” or were we just hearing things?

Skittles Giants

Skittles Giants

Jumbo the rainbow! A new version of the popular sweet and tart candy is headed into stores. The big difference? Skittles Giants are three times the size of regular Skittles. At this point, they’re only available in the UK, but we imagine that the import market will eventually start shipping these stateside.

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