robots
A Face-Tracking Marshmallow Cannon Aims Straight For Your Mouth

Normally, you wouldn't want to have a cannon aimed at your face, much less a cannon that can see your face and follow it around. But a team of mechanical and electrical engineering students at Olin College decided to challenge that notion with their marshmallow-firing Confectionary Cannon. It's worth getting in this sucker's sights. Read More >>

history
The Origin of the Candy Cane

First, let's start by dispelling a somewhat popular myth that more or less goes like this: Read More >>

science
The World's Greatest Scientists Invent Cavity Free Sweets

With a breakthrough that will finally help Halloween top Christmas as the best holiday ever, scientists at the Berlin based biotech lab Organo Balance claim to have developed sweets that don't cause cavities. You'll still get sick and pack on the pounds from gorging on sweets, but if you forget to brush your teeth, your chompers won't rot out of your head. Read More >>

watch this
What Happens When You Drop a Red Hot Nickel Ball in a Bowl of Pop Rocks

The allure of Pop Rocks is undeniable. Sure, the whole "fireworks in your mouth" thing is a gimmick, but it's an awesome one. You know what else is an awesome gimmick? Everybody's favourite Red Hot Nickel Ball. Read More >>

food
High-Class Sweets Made With Tools Intended For Chandeliers

The art of making sweets will forever be associated with the dark whimsy of Willy Wonka’s magical factory, but a recent exhibition held during Vienna’s Design Week put a sweetly sophisticated spin on the process.
Lausanne, Switzerland-based Bertille Laguet and Mathieu Rohrer teamed up with Austrian brand Lobmeyr, family-run purveyors of super swanky chandeliers since 1823, to turn a high-class showroom into a makeshift lollipop production facility. Read More >>

diy
Your Old Hard Drives Are DIY Cotton Candy Machines Just Waiting to Happen

What with cloud storage becoming more and more affordable, chances are you've got a stack of old hard drives just laying around somewhere. At least one. You could just throw them away, or leave them to languish, or you could throw caution to the wind and make one into a cotton candy machine. Read More >>

booze
Drink Yourself Jolly With Candy Cane Shot Glasses

You can hang 'em from trees, eat your dinner with 'em — and now even get drunk out of 'em. Candy cane is the new super material, and these shot glasses are proof. Read More >>

foodmodo
This 26 Pound 36,000 Calorie Gummy Python Will Probably Still Kill You

Ironically, dying at the hands of a real python would probably be less agonsing than the prolonged torture of consuming this eight foot long, 26 pound / 11.7kg, 36,720 calorie gummy snake. You can grab one in Blue Raspberry/Green Apple or Red Cherry/Blue Raspberry for £95; just make sure your last will and testament is complete before ordering. Read More >>

genius
Nestle Is Playing Real-Life Willy Wonka

Goodbye America! I'm moving to the UK, where I will eat my weight in chocolate. Coincidentally, Nestle's just kicked off a campaign where it's embedding GPS trackers in chocolate bars. If you unwrap one of six winning sweets, they'll find you within 24 hours and award you £10,000 and the rights to legally change your name to Charlie Bucket. Read More >>

foodmodo
The World's Largest Lollipop Weighs 3.5 Tonnes

See's Candies celebrated National Lollipop Day (which is apparently a thing) on July 20th by unveiling its record-breaking confection—a 7,003-pound version of the company's signature Gourmet Lollipop—in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza. Read More >>

architecture
Amazing Sweet Shop Looks Like It Was Drawn By Kids

When the Red Design Group was hired by Sweet Enough to design the interior of its first retail store, it ran with the idea of a 'kid in a candy store'. In fact, it actually looks like they hired a group of pre-schoolers to sketch the blueprints with crayons. Read More >>

health
Kid Invents Sweet Cure for Historically Incurable Ailment

A 13-year-old girl from Connecticut named Mallory Kievman has come up with a pretty clever cure for hiccups: vinegar lollipops! She developed the idea after researching various at-home remedies—a teaspoon of vinegar, hard candy, etc—as well as the physiological reason for a bout of hiccups. Read More >>

foodmodo
Candy Concoction Looks and Tastes Like a Burger, Fries, and Soda

You apparently have to be very careful when ordering food in Japan because what looks like a fast food combo, or even sushi, could turn out to be an edible chemistry experiment made entirely from sweets. Read More >>

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