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When free candy gets controversial

March 26th, 2014 by Rosa

Via Jezebel, this past Mardi Gras, a candy shop in Missouri offered free fudge to patrons over 300 lbs. A skim through their Facebook page seems to show that they’re fond of unique promos.

This one in particular got a bit controversial thanks to their wording: ”Walk, run, waddle, or ride your motorized wheelchair down to the Route 66 Candy Shoppe!”

Some people were not amused.

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Break up airport monotony with Cadbury

March 25th, 2014 by Rosa

Via AdFreak, here’s a silly Cadbury commercial featuring some airport dancing.

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Washington Post Peeps diorama contest!

March 7th, 2014 by Rosa

The Washington Post has an annual Peeps diorama contest every Easter, and it’s pretty great. People get so creative with their Peeps! This year, the contest closes March 17th, so hurry and get your artsy-fartsy on!

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Off to Shanghai + Fruit Vines Teaser

March 6th, 2014 by Rosa

By the time this post has published, I’ll be well on my way to Shanghai, China for a neuroeconomics conference. I’ll keep an eye out for any new candies, though embarrassingly (but not surprisingly) enough, I still have candies from my trip to Shanghai last summer that I never reviewed.

Like these FruTips. They’ve been sitting on my desk, and I’ve been slowly eating my way through them because they’re delicious! I really need to write them up. I also should probably buy a new tube because I’m no longer sure that I have one of each flavor of FruTip – they really are good!

I also just got these review samples of these new Fruit Vines Bites from Red Vines. I’m usually meh on licorice type candies, but I like these! I’ve already eaten quite a few cherry ones. There will be a write-up of these when I get back.

See y’all in a little over a week!

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Green Beer-flavored Jelly Bellies

March 5th, 2014 by Rosa

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. For those of you who may not be familiar, St. Patrick’s Day is a chance for to celebrate being Irish, even if they’re not actually Irish, and drink lots of green beer. Because… I’m not really sure why.

Jelly Belly recently came out with beer flavored beans (reviewed here), so clearly the next logical step was to dye the beans green for the holiday. If you visit the Jelly Belly Vistor/Tour Centers in California or Wisconsin on March 14th, you’ll be able to pick up your own boozy green beans.

That green and gold is a striking mix in those jewel tones, no?

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Chocolate Mint Toothpaste

February 27th, 2014 by Rosa

Crest recently introduced a chocolate-flavored toothpaste (mint chocolate, to be exact) to much ado. The Impulsive Buy recently wrote up a thorough review of what it’s like to brush your teeth with toothpaste that tastes like candy. In case you were curious, it’s not so bad!

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Science blogging

February 26th, 2014 by Rosa

As you may know, I’m a PhD student in psychology and neuroscience in real life. I’ve been sporadically science blogging at Beyond the Abstract and just started tweeting @scienceBtA. I’m going to be at the ScienceOnline unconference these next few days, so hopefully tweeting a lot about all the science-y things I’ll be learning!

As a reminder, candy tweets will still come from @zomgcandy.

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Dinosaurs probably didn’t eat chocolate

February 26th, 2014 by Rosa

PLoS’s paleontology blog recently ran a fun piece about whether dinosaurs ate chocolate. I suppose I should have spoiler-alerted the headline – they probably didn’t because we have no fossil record for cacao plants that overlap with the time of the dinosaurs. Giant sloths, however, probably did!

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Nestle Lion Bar – as a cereal!

February 25th, 2014 by Rosa

Nestle’s Lion Bar is/was one of my favorite British candy bars. It’s like a 100 Grand + Twix = synergistic deliciousness.

Apparently, it’s a cereal in the UK! Serious Eats has the write-up.

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Spicy hot chocolate recipe

February 20th, 2014 by Rosa

I spent a good chunk of last week snowed in with cabin fever. It was a perfect time for hot chocolate! Here’s a recipe to spice up your hot chocolate for those last few winter days.

It’s reminiscent of Hedonist’s cinnamon chipotle drinking chocolate.

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