Hot glue gun, but for chocolate

Here’s a fun new Kickstarter that looks pretty cool, especially if you’re big into decorative baking: the ChocoLazer Chocolate Melting Gun. I’m not sold on the name, but the idea is pretty cool – it’s like a hot glue gun, but instead of glue sticks, it melts chocolate sticks. The controlled melting of the chocolate…

Is chocolate the way to stop overpopulation?

If you don’t listen to RadioLab yet, you should! They also have a fun blog where they write about things that don’t fit in the radio show. Robert Krulwich recently mused on how chocolate could save the world from overpopulation – people who eat more chocolate have fewer babies!

Gummy bear + potassium chlorate = FIRE!

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…

Butterfinger and Simpsons synergy

The┬áSimpsons┬áhave 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.

Klondike + Candy

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!

Washington Post Peeps diorama contest winners!

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….

Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg Recipe

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.