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Judge Gives Nestle the Finger in Failed Kit Kat Trademark Case

The ongoing four-fingered confectionary turf war between Cadbury and Nestle has taken another turn against the maker of the Kit Kat, with the latest court ruling saying that Nestle can't expect to be allowed to trademark the four-fingered shape of its famous bar in the UK. Read More >>

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Campaigners Want the Sugar Tax on Sweets as Well

Campaigners are already demanding that the Sugar Tax that's about to be added to overly sweet soft drinks should be expanded, with anti-sugar lobbyists suggesting that adding the levy to all confectionary and forcing manufacturers to reduce sugar or raise costs should be next. Read More >>

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Watch Sweets be Made With a Victorian Era Machine

Never has a combination of gears and cranks looked so sweet. Read More >>

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Nestlé Will Foot the Bill if You Want to be a Degree-level Sweeties Maker

The UK division of Nestlé has launched a couple of degree-level qualifications in mixing sugar and fat together to make something nice, offering an honours degree in food and sweet making alongside a UK university to capture the next generation of food chemists before they pursue a career making meringues on reality TV. Read More >>

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Prescription Drugs Found Mixed With Jelly Tots on Newcastle Production Line

The seemingly innocent world of the Jelly Tots has been thrown into chaos, with police in Newcastle launching an investigation into how prescription medication was found mixed in with the sweets on a production line. Read More >>

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Haribo’s Sugar-Free Gummy Bears Cause “Colon-Shredding Rage”

The clear warning that the sugar-free version of Haribo's Gummy Bears "can cause intestinal distress" due to the laxative effects of the product's sweetener didn't stop plenty of Amazon buyers eating loads of them. Which is handy, as the reviews thread is now a comedy goldmine of sweet eaters describing their most horrific poo moments. Read More >>

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Lidl Replacing Checkout Counter Sweets With Dreaded Oatcakes

Hold out a Double Decker in front of me and a bag of dried fruit, and I'll eat the chocolate and the hand that was holding it over the withered, mummified berries every time. Lidl, what have you done? Read More >>

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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 >>

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Brighton Housing Crisis Eased by Massive Chocolate Sandcastle

Chocolate thing-maker Cadbury had a bit of a brainstorming session earlier this year, trying to come up with a way to promote a slightly new kind of chocolate it's got coming out. The idea? A massive chocolate sandcastle. Read More >>

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This Marshmallow Test Could Be Classed as Torture For Kids

Researchers were acting like big ol' meanies as they gave a group of kids a single marshmallow each, and told them they would get another one if they managed to resist eating the first for 20 minutes. Definitely mean. Read More >>