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The future is here: 3D printed candy at CES

January 22nd, 2014 by Rosa

3D printing has been making the news for some time now. It was recently announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that you can print your own 3D candy at home! Provided you’ve got 10 grand to spare…

The candies are gorgeous, though I am dubious about how tasty they are. Check out the slideshows at The Verge and Fast Company. Hat tip to Neil.

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Amedei Boutique in NYC

January 21st, 2014 by Rosa

Amedei Chocolates, which I’ve previously reviewed, now has a chocolate boutique in New York City. Apparently Amedei’s founder bills herself as the world’s first female chocolatier. Sort of depressing that we didn’t have female chocolatiers before 1990!

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Beer and candy pairings

January 16th, 2014 by Rosa

Hopefully all your Halloween candies have been eaten by now – but you may have some Christmas candies lying around, or maybe you’re getting a head start on Valentine’s Day sweets? Neil sent me this link about suggested beer and candy pairings, in case you’re looking for a grown-up way to  indulge.

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Goldenberg Peanut Chew art

January 15th, 2014 by Rosa

Via Neil, here’s a fun piece about a piece of art made entirely of Goldenberg Peanut Chews. The artwork is 2 feet by 4 feet and weighs 26 pounds. I wonder how they keep it from going bad while it’s on display.

 

It reminds me of Jelly Belly art. I took the below photo at the Jelly Belly Factory.

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Science says that chocolate doesn’t last long in British hospitals

January 14th, 2014 by Rosa

Every year, the British Journal of Medicine has a special fun Christmas issue – the experiments are real but not as serious as they normally are.

Last years’s Christmas issue had a study on “The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: Covert observational study” with the conclustion that “chocolate survival in a hospital ward was relatively short, and was modelled well by an exponential decay model. Roses chocolates were preferentially consumed to Quality Street chocolates in a ward setting. Chocolates were consumed primarily by healthcare assistants and nurses, followed by doctors. Further practical studies are needed.

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An expensive love for Skittles

January 9th, 2014 by Rosa

I found a candy-related gem buried in this NY Times piece about NFL athletes’ custom cleats: Marshawn Lynch, a Seattles Seahawk running back, was once fined $10,000 for wearing Skittles decorated cleats. He just loves them that much.

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Hot Chocolate Modifications

January 8th, 2014 by Rosa

The NY Times recently rounded up a list of places to get hot chocolate in New Jersey. Even if you don’t live in the area, you can get some inspiration for adventurous ways to enjoy your hot chocolate – mixed with cheese, made with coconut milk, or eaten with mushroom flavored marshmallows, anyone?

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Make ALLLLL the Candies

January 7th, 2014 by Rosa

Via Neil, Metafilter has compiled an impressive list of recipes for homemade candies. Winter is a great time to fire up the stove/oven!

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Holiday Hiatus

December 24th, 2013 by Rosa

Hi everyone,

I’m taking my usual holiday hiatus between Christmas and New Year’s. See you in 2014!

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Serious Eats mixes booze and Christmas candy

December 19th, 2013 by Rosa

Serious Eats likes to mix candy and booze and see what happens. For the winter holidays, they’ve come up with a number of candy-infused booze recipes making use of seasonal treats. Gingerbread Peeps and vodka, anyone?

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