This Delightful Lego Contraption Deals With Trick-or-Treaters For You

The lead up to Halloween is one of the best times of the year, with spooky parties, scary movies, and copious amounts of cheap candy in stores. But Halloween night, when you’re constantly running to the door to give away your coveted candy stocks, is less enjoyable. So why not build a Lego robot to deal with trick-or-treaters instead? Read More >>

I Can’t Wait to Give Everyone a £40 Lickable Lollipop Version of My Face

It takes a healthy amount of vanity to gift someone a portrait of yourself, but a life-size, lickable, lollipop version of your face? That would require something closer to full-blown narcissism—or a private, long-running in-joke I never want to be a part of. Read More >>

How to Turn All Your Leftover Easter Eggs Into a Functional Chocolate Knife

Is “leftover Easter eggs” an oxymoron? Does such a thing even exist? If, for some bizarre reason, you get tired of consuming chocolate eggs this April, don’t throw all that candy away. As YouTube user Knifemaker demonstrates, you could actually turn all those sugary treats into a functional kitchen knife. Read More >>

That Crumpled Sweet Wrapper Remembers What You Did

Take a look at that crumpled-up piece of litter on your desk, compressed by the laws of physics and tossed aside. It remembers what you did, even if no one else does. Read More >>

Melting M&Ms Look Like Exploding Supernovas

Drop a couple of M&Ms in a petri dish filled with water, point a Sony A7R M2 camera at the experiment capturing a 4K timelapse, and what you get is some remarkably beautiful footage of the colourful candy coating melting away. Without the ‘m’ stamped on each candy, you would almost assume this was footage from by a telescope peering deep into space. [Vimeo via PetaPixel] Read More >>

We Should Turn All Rifles Into Sweet Dispensers

Artist Constantine Zlatev, working with Kostadin Ilov, a computer scientist at UC Berkeley, has come up with a clever way to repurpose old weapons as sweet dispensers so that they only pose a risk to a perfect smile. Read More >>

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Pouring Hot Water on Skittles Is Truly Magical

Skittles’ “taste the rainbow” tagline seems all the more appropriate when you arrange the colourful candies in a ring on a plate and pour hot water over them. They immediately begin to melt and bleed colour, producing a rainbow design that’s straight up magical without the need for a wand. [YouTube via Boingboing] Read More >>

£7,783 For Your Own Private Jelly Bean Vending Machine Sounds Totally Reasonable

You can find jelly beans at almost any shop, but that involves actually getting up and going somewhere to satisfy your sweet tooth. Why go through all that hassle when for just over $10,300/£7,783 you can buy your own personal jelly bean vending machine and set it up right next to your desk at work, or sofa at home? Read More >>

Cleverly Smuggle Booze By Turning it Into Edible Bubbles

At Toy Fair earlier this year we were surprised to discover that edible bubbles were not only a thing, they were also surprisingly tasty. But why stop at flavouring them like sweets? The next time you find yourself headed to a tedious children’s birthday party, you can now whip up a batch of edible boozy bubbles instead—just keep them away from kids. Read More >>

How Candy Canes are Made

With a helluva lot of sugar and a helluva lot of machinery. That’s what it takes to make candy canes and it’s very close to being a magical process, as taking something as large as what candy canes start at and shaping it down to the classic skinny hook is so very impressive. Read More >>

We Licked Beer Lollipops So You Don’t Have To

Lollyphile's new beer lollipops are many things: the epitome of human innovation, the height of sweety science, and unfortunately, alcohol-free. But how do they do it and—more importantly—how do they taste? We talked to Lollyphile founder Jason Darling (and tried 'em for ourselves) to find out. Read More >>

A Beer Lollipop is the Epitome of Human Innovation

Sweets-maker Lollyphile has given us quite a few less-than-appetising suckables in the past (blue cheese or breast milk lollipop, anyone?), but their newest creation comes at the request of the masses. Your beer flavoured lollipop has arrived. Read More >>

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 >>