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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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History of candy canes

December 17th, 2013 by Rosa

Candy canes are a classic Christmas treat. Just how classic? According to Serious Eats’s candy cane history lesson, they were invented in 1670 but didn’t get stripey until 1844.

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Survey on perceived chocolate quality

December 13th, 2013 by Rosa

If you’re looking to procrastinate for a few minutes, please take this survey about US chocolate quality for a friend of mine. He’s a business school student, and your responses will help him make his presentation better!

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Serious Eats on how chocolate makers consider chocolate flavors

December 12th, 2013 by Rosa

It’s fun to write about how fine chocolate can have hints of this and aromas of that. Serious Eats recently interviewed Valhrona Chocolate’s sourcing manager about how they consider and put together those flavor profiles.

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