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Gummy bear + potassium chlorate = FIRE!

May 29th, 2014 by Rosa

Back in the day, I’ve reviewed a giant gummy bear and a giant gummy worm, both products from the folks at Vat19. Now they’ve released a video of what happens when a giant gummy bear meets a big beaker full of potassium chlorate.

Why does that happen? Potassium chlorate oxidizes the sugar in the gummy bear. The more sugar, the more fuel for that fire.

And of course, don’t try this at home. Duh. Do try to see if your science teacher will do it under safe conditions. FOR SCIENCE!

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Butterfinger and Simpsons synergy

May 28th, 2014 by Rosa

The Simpsons have been shilling Butterfingers for years now. Via Reddit, check out this sly new packaging that takes advantage of the candy bar wrapper’s natural state.

And if you needed a reminder, here’s a compilation of those Simpsons Butterfinger commercials.

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Unsweetened cocoa is good for mice – but what about chocolate and humans?

April 30th, 2014 by Rosa

The NY Times just ran an article called “Why Chocolate is Good for Us”. It describes a study finding that mice fed unsweetened cocoa extract didn’t gain weight when put on a high fat diet.

 

Sounds like a neat study! But a bit far-fetched to then say chocolate, with all its added fat and sugar, is good for people, as the headline suggests, no?

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Klondike + Candy

April 29th, 2014 by Rosa

Via AdFreak, a silly commercial about what happens when Klondike ice cream meets a candy bar. I thought it would result in the poor quality Klondike mockolates that I’ve previously reviewed, but instead, it’s a frozen ice cream chocolate bar. That seems much more appetizing!

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Washington Post Peeps diorama contest winners!

April 28th, 2014 by Rosa

I hope you all had a lovely Easter with a fruitful post-Easter candy sale haul! If you stocked up on Peeps, you can get a head start on next year’s Washington Post Peeps diorama contest.

This year’s winners are up online. A black-and-white rendition of MLK’s “I have a dream” speech took the top prize. I found it impressive, but part of the appeal of Peeps is their neon coloring. I felt they lost some of their magic rendering them in black and white.

Selfies: A Retrospeeptive was my personal favorite: cutely creative while still being cheerful!

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Keep a candy bar handy for relationship bliss

April 17th, 2014 by Rosa

Via my friend Neil, a new study shows that low blood sugar may prompt more aggression towards your significant other. Researchers suggest eating a candy bar before touchy conversations to keep things on a more even keel.

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Beautiful Easter Eggs

April 16th, 2014 by Rosa

Via David Lebovitz on Facebook, Vanity Fair France has collated the most beautiful edible Easter eggs in France. They’re absolutely stunning and almost a shame to eat.

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Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg Recipe

April 10th, 2014 by Rosa

Have you loaded up on Easter candy yet? Here’s a fun recipe to turn Cadbury Creme Eggs into a sugar-bomb of a twist on scotch eggs, via Cakespy/Serious Eats.

Because what Cadbury Creme Eggs really need is MOAR SUGAR! in the form of chocolate and cookie crumbs.

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Chocolate is a “bright spot” in the current economy

April 9th, 2014 by Rosa

Via my friend Neil, here’s an AP article about how chocolate’s doing in our current economy. Pretty well, it seems.

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ChocoChicken

April 8th, 2014 by Rosa

Via the NY Times, the folks behind Umami Burger are planning their next big hit: ChocoChicken. That’s right. Chocolate in everything – mashed potatoes, ketchup, and, per the namesake, fried chicken. Sounds weird, but I guess if it works for mole? And I can tell you from personal experience that a touch of sweetness makes fried chicken awesome.

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