Peep in a vacuum

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.  

British candy quiz

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?

Bad news for chocolate lovers’ wallets

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.

Edible blown glass made of sugar

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….

Chocolate quadcopter

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!