Via Serious Eats, check out this drool-worthy slideshow of how Maison Kayser bakery uses chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate to make their scrumptious looking tarts. I’ll take two, please!
Ok, this is a bit late since prime Peeps season is long gone, but it’s so cool I’m going to share anyway. From Slate’s Bad Astronomy blogger Phil Plait, check out what happens to a marshmallow Peep in a vacuum. For the science behind what’s going on, you’ll have to read Phil’s explanation.
From the folks at Yolli, a fun candy quiz where you guy the candy bar from its wrapper. I only got 30/40 because I didn’t recognize some of the British bars. Can you do better?
Via Slate, more news on price hikes for chocolate: Mars is going to raise chocolate prices by about 7%, while Hershey’s will raise their prices by 8%. Prices on cocoa beans just keep going up! I hope some of that price hike is trickling its way down to the actual cocoa farmers.
Aureole is a restaurant that I will likely never be able to afford to eat at. Thanks to Serious Eats, however, I can vicariously visit through this behind the scenes photo slideshow. It documents how Aureole uses glass-blowing techniques to make little sugar globes to decorate their desserts. It’s amazing. And why Aureole is so expensive….
Via Knile, here’s a sobering piece from Vice on how cocoa farms in Côte D’Ivoire have a child labor problem. I am very curious as to which chocolate makers are buying the conflicted cocoa. Anyone know?
Via the internets, I have learned that there’s a foosball table that uses gumballs as balls, so that everyone wins! Awesome, if only gumballs tasted better.
Via Emma, news that Lindt, which already owns Ghirardelli, is buying up Russell Stover as well. Lindt predicts that this acquisition will help them reach sales of $1.5 billion in North America next year. That’s a lot of chocolate!
Via Kotaku, with a hat-tip to my friend Steve, check out the amazing candy wizards at Amezaiku Yoshihara that make incredible candy art.
Via Slate, someone built a working quadcopter (like a helicopter, but with 4 prongs where rotors go) with a base made of chocolate. Because… why not? You can eat it if it crash lands!