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Candy

Melting a Jawbreaker

Melting a Jawbreaker

Wanton destruction of candy is a crying shame, but there’s just something so satisfying about watching the layers of this jumbo jawbreaker being melted away into a pile of goo by a 1900ºF heat gun. Let’s Melt This‘ video was sped up by about 3x for effect.

How Marshmallows Are Made

How Marshmallows Are Made

A tour of the production line at Mr. Mallo’s Van Damme marshmallow factory in Belgium, where an army of robotic machines extrude and squirt out tubes of sugar, gelatin, glucose syrup, dextrose, and other ingredients come together to form bite-sized sweet treats.

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Candy Candy Candy

Candy Candy Candy
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Some of us here at Awesomer HQ have a sweet tooth, so we decided to round up a few candies which you can buy in giant bags – from 2 to 15 pounds. Whether you like PEZ, Atomic Fireballs, Swedish Fish, Lemonheads, Runts, or even Gummi Bears, they can all be supersized.

Making Gourmet Snickers

Making Gourmet Snickers

Bon Appétit pastry chef Claire Saffitz continues to elevate classic candies and snacks. This time she’s going after the good old Snickers bar, with a slightly more refined version. We know hers will be packed with peanuts, but will they really satisfy?

Making a Giant Gummy Pizza

Making a Giant Gummy Pizza

Novelty shop Vat19 is known for some truly crazy gummy candy creations. Recently, they enlisted the help of gummy bear expert, Derek, to make what is almost certainly the world’s largest gummy pizza. It’s not for sale, but you can buy a slice or a mini pizza.

How Bubble Gum Is Made

How Bubble Gum Is Made

This classic How It’s Made takes us inside the Dubble Bubble factory, where they make mass quantities of chewy, fruity gum meant for blowing bubbles. And if you ever wondered if it was okay to swallow your gum, the “made of plastics and rubbers” bit might dissuade you.

How KitKats Are Made

How KitKats Are Made

Nowhere are KitKat candy bars more popular than they are in Japan. So we can think of no better place to see how the treats are made, then at the Nestlé Japan Kasumigaura factory. After viewing the whole playlist, we wondered if we just watched a Wes Anderson movie.

Making Candy Corn

Making Candy Corn

After watching how badly homemade candy corn can turn out, Buttered Side Down should have known better than to try. But he still went through with it, with even more disastrous and bizarre results than How to Make Everything ended up with.

Making a Copper Hershey Bar

Making a Copper Hershey Bar

While we prefer our candy to be edible, there’s still something wonderfully satisfying about watching carsandwater pouring molten copper into a sand cast in the shape of America’s most iconic chocolate bar. You’ll definitely chip a tooth on this one though.

Making Victorian Strawberry Candy

Making Victorian Strawberry Candy

The guys from Lofty Pursuits got their hands on a rusty old candymaking machine from the 1800s, and fully restored it so they could use it to crank out some strawberry shaped candies before returning it to the museum that found it. Buy the actual candies they made here.

Making Skittles from Scratch

Making Skittles from Scratch

As we’ve seen before, trying to replicate store-bought candies isn’t easy. In this cooking video from Bon Appétit Senior Food Editor and chef Claire Saffitz attempts to taste the rainbow with her own gourmet version of the colorful, chewy, tangy, crunchy-shelled candies.

How Cake Sprinkles Are Made

How Cake Sprinkles Are Made

Whether you call them “sprinkles,” “jimmies,” or “hundreds and thousands,” these candies are a fun way to add edible color to desserts. Go inside the Cake Mate factory to see the process that transforms shortening, sugar, colors, and flavorings into this festive topping.

Chef’s Table Pastry (Trailer)

Chef’s Table Pastry (Trailer)

Netflix follows up its spectacular foodie series Chef’s Table with a new series focused specifically on desserts and candy, and the talented, obsessive, and meticulous pastry chefs behind their creation.

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Face Licker Lollipop

Face Licker Lollipop
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Are you in love with yourself? Now you can lick your own face – or the face of anyone else you’d like to lick – thanks to Firebox. Simply send them a photograph of yourself or a person of your choice, and they’ll memorialize it in a giant tutti-frutti flavored sucker.

Dr. Pepper Cotton Candy

Dr. Pepper Cotton Candy
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Fans of the sweet and spicy soft drink can get their flavor of choice in a new form factor – carnival food. This pinkish-hued cotton candy packs all 23 secret flavors that make up the zesty soda pop, packed into a 100% spun sugar treat. Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too?

Jolly Rancher Sodas

Jolly Rancher Sodas
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Got a hankering for the powerfully fruity flavors of Jolly Rancher candies? These sodas tastes just like the real deal. The four-pack includes watermelon, blue raspberry, green apple, and cherry flavors.

Pancake & Maple Syrup Jelly Bellies

Pancake & Maple Syrup Jelly Bellies
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If there’s one thing that we love for breakfast, it’s a fat stack of buttermilk pancakes, slathered in butter and warm maple syrup. But if you’re craving that flavor while sitting on the bus, you can’t exactly whip out the griddle. Thankfully, Jelly Belly has us covered anytime.

Making a Cotton Candy Flower

Making a Cotton Candy Flower

Here in the US, cotton candy is typically just a big fluffy pillow of spun sugar, but in China, it’s often turned into amazing works of edible art by street vendors. Watch as this candy chef in Chongqing, China turns sugar into an intricate multi-color flower. Oh the humanity at 8:11!

Making Candy Canes from Scratch

Making Candy Canes from Scratch

To celebrate the holidays, true DIYer How To Make Everything decided to take a stab at making some candy canes, starting out by extracting sugar straight from cane, and using natural flavorings and colors. Will they turn out better than his candy corns?

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.

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Hilliard’s Craft Beer Brittle

Hilliard’s Craft Beer Brittle
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Say cheers to Hilliard’s Craft Beer Brittle. Cooked in copper kettles, and packed with crunchy spanish peanuts, fresh brewed beer from the Shovel Town Brewery creates a buttery, nutty flavor with enough hoppiness to balance things out. Perfect for microbrew fans.

Making Candy Corn from Scratch

Making Candy Corn from Scratch

For its Halloween episode, How to Make Everything tried to make candy corn from scratch. He used corn, sugarcane, natural plant dye, and – we kid you not – a large bone that he found in the wild. In terms of success, this is on par with Will taking Bob’s advice.

Handmade Buckeye Candy

Handmade Buckeye Candy
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Looks like we won’t be leaving the house because it’s football season now, so it’s a good thing that the Sweet Brittle Baking Company can ship, among other delicious treats, these Buckeye candies. Perfect for celebrating when The Ohio State beats that team up north.

DIY Dragon’s Beard Cotton Candy

DIY Dragon’s Beard Cotton Candy

Today’s cotton candy is made by heating and spinning sugar using a motor. Eater host Clifford Endo is here to show you how to make it the old fashioned way, using a technique similar to noodles, hand-pulling inverted sugar to make thousands of hair-thin sugar strands.

DIY Candy Vending Machine

DIY Candy Vending Machine

It’s not exactly the most mechanically complex build, but we still love the idea of YouTuber Goober’s (we made a rhyme!) spring-loaded cardboard and hot glue vending machine which can dispense up to five of your favorite candies with the push of a button.

Playing Eminem with M&Ms

Playing Eminem with M&Ms

After regaling us with some RHCP played with red hot chili peppers, bass player Davie504 rises to the challenge of performing Lose Yourself, The Real Slim Shady, My Name Is and Stan with candies that melt in your mouth, not in your hand.

Giant Gummy Burger

Giant Gummy Burger
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We love a good burger as much as the next guy. We also love candy. So now there’s this. This cheeseburger gummy candy weighs in a nearly 1/2 a pound, and tastes like strawberries, not beef and American cheese. Sadly, it doesn’t ship to the US, but we’ve got a gummy hot dog.

Candy Baller Machine

Candy Baller Machine

We always thought that round candies were made using molds, but it turns out some of them are made by spin-carving spheres from a rod of sugar, like the ones shown in this video from candy machinery maker Loynds. We want to see a Bingo ball picker that works this way.

Compressed Air Cannon Slow Mo

Compressed Air Cannon Slow Mo

The Slow Mo Guys used an absolutely bonkers air cannon to shoot Maltesers at a variety of objects. Watch them blow up fruits, forget the point of a lab coat and set the world record for most number of times the word “Maltesers” was said in a single video.

Candy Blox Bulk Pack

Candy Blox Bulk Pack
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These stackable candies work like LEGO blocks, but taste like PEZ. These edible building blocks come in a big 3 pound bag (~450 pcs), so you can build your own personal Taj Majal, then chomp on it like some kind of hungry Kaiju.

Krispy Kreme Jelly Beans

Krispy Kreme Jelly Beans

Fans of donuts and candy will be thrilled to hear that Krispy Kreme has teamed up with Jelly Belly to create a new range of jelly beans that taste like their donuts. However, we don’t recommend warming these ones up in the microwave or dunking them in your coffee.

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