Watch The Jaw-Dropping Construction Of The World's Largest Candy Carpet

The marvel that you're observing here is a 607-foot, 14,000-square foot "candy carpet" created by artist duo Craig Redman and Karl Maier to promote a shopping center in Chengdu, China. It took 2,000 volunteers five days to put together. » 1/28/15 2:40pm 1/28/15 2:40pm

Halloween Candy, Ranked by Healthiness

Candy and "healthy" don't really go together, but some candy is better than others. As you go through the buckets of candy brought home tomorrow, choose wisely. » 10/30/14 10:30am 10/30/14 10:30am

Don't Let Your Halloween Candy Kill Orangutans

Sumatra and Borneo are the only places in the world where orangutans – the so-called "red apes" – live in the wild. Both species are endangered, the Sumatran one critically so. And your Halloween candy could be, at least in part, to blame. » 10/28/14 2:50pm 10/28/14 2:50pm

The Chemistry Principle That Determines Whether Candy Is Hard Or Soft

While the variety of candies seems endless, all of them fall into two main categories: crystalline (typically soft and creamy) and non-crystalline (generally hard and brittle). The deciding factor is how the preparation process manipulates the sucrose molecules within sugar. Mmm, crystallization. » 10/22/14 9:20am 10/22/14 9:20am

Famous Museums Incredibly Recreated in Gingerbread and Candy

Sweet gingerbread cottages have nothing on these sugary architectural marvels. Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves recreate iconic museums and art galleries in gingerbread, licorice, cotton candy, and chocolate. » 12/07/13 8:00am 12/07/13 8:00am

This Is Your Brain on Candy

It's that time of year again: The pumpkins are carved, the costumes are all laid out with care, and taking candy from strangers is not only allowed, it's encouraged. But, with all the focus on the tastebuds, just what happens in your brain when you're eating candy? » 10/30/13 9:25am 10/30/13 9:25am

10 Terrible Movies that Had Great Candy Tie-ins

Everybody loves candy, but candymakers still don’t mind hopping on board the marketing machine of a big summer movie. The result: promotional candy tie-ins, which are often unusual flavors, and usually limited edition. Like movies themselves, some of these are good, and some are bad. Here are 10 delicious candies and… » 10/28/13 10:00am 10/28/13 10:00am

These freaky Halloween candies will bite you right back

When you inspect this year's Halloween haul, make sure that you watch out for these sugary little monsters. This candy can be extremely bad for your health. » 10/12/13 10:30am 10/12/13 10:30am

Life-sized chocolate baby heads are this season's creepiest confection

For the cannibal with a sweet tooth and a strong stomach come these massive white chocolate sculptures sculpted to look like infants' heads. Want to keep yourself from overindulging in sweets this holiday season? Every time you pick up a piece of chocolate, imagine on of these creepy things staring up at you. » 12/01/12 7:30am 12/01/12 7:30am

When mentos and coke are crossed with dominos

Here we see two people making the biggest mentos and coke explosion I have ever seen, or ever hope to see. They actually set it up so one bottle of coke exploding sets the next one off. By why does candy and soda react so violently? Let's have a look. » 11/09/12 7:40am 11/09/12 7:40am

Halloween Experiment: Find Out How Many Dyes Are In Your Candy

There's an easy way to figure out what color dyes are in your Halloween candy. That's right - we'll use some science! For this chemistry experiment, all you'll need is candy, water, salt, and a coffee filter. » 10/30/12 12:29pm 10/30/12 12:29pm

Make a drinkable rainbow in a glass

Want to get your Halloween sugar fix, but you don't want to get bogged down in doom and gloom? Use your Skittles (or some food coloring and sugar) to make yourself a rainbow in a glass, and then drink it down. » 10/19/12 7:40am 10/19/12 7:40am

French bees unwittingly make blue honey from M&M's

In France's northeastern Alsace region, bees have been purloining the brightly hued, sugary waste products from a biogas plant outside of the town of Ribeauville to make blue and green honey. Where's this rainbow sticky stuff coming from? Why, a Mars chocolate factory 62 miles away from these particular beehives.… » 10/05/12 6:50am 10/05/12 6:50am

When arsenic peppermints poisoned nearly 200 people in a single night

Back in Victorian England, they knew how to inflict macabre, terrible death. Case in point: a single mishap led to the death of 25 people and the poisoning of nearly 200 individuals in one night, after they all consumed arsenic-laced peppermint treats. » 6/22/12 3:02pm 6/22/12 3:02pm

Gruesome injuries recreated with candy and ice cream are pure nightmare…

What you're currently squirming at is Faces 5, a cloyingly morbid series of portraits by Utrecht photographer Ashkan Honarvar, whose work deals with the malleability of the human body. In these unnerving photographic manipulations, men's mutilated faces weep sprinkles, frosting, and candy vines. The ensuing pictures… » 6/18/12 6:20am 6/18/12 6:20am

What if Alien were an Easter movie?

A group of filmmakers have updated the Nostromo crew's misadventures with lots of chocolate. Behold Alien: The Easter Edition, a stern reminder not to pilfer someone else's Easter basket. Hat tip to Daniel. » 4/06/12 5:55am 4/06/12 5:55am

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Halloween

Seeing as Halloween lands on a Monday this year, for many of us the most debaucherous festive parts of the holiday came and went this weekend. But Halloween is far from over. Tonight, an estimated 41-million trick-or-treaters will take to the streets en masse to demand candy from you, egg your house, and TP the trees… » 10/31/11 10:00am 10/31/11 10:00am

The story of Dune, recreated with Gummi worms

Remember the great moment in the Dune series when Paul Atreides rides the giant sandworm and everybody says he's the chosen leader of the Fremen? So do the Gummi-lovers behind this stirring tableau of far-future astropolitics. Yes, it's Dune in Gummi. What's the saying? The gelatin must flow? » 6/30/11 4:46pm 6/30/11 4:46pm

Watch scientists torture Cadbury Creme Eggs in the name of physics

Researchers at the University of Nottingham's Biomechanics Lab recently subjected Cadbury Creme Eggs to a series of crash tests in order to determine the confections' physical limits. » 4/23/11 10:15am 4/23/11 10:15am

How to make your own pop rocks

Pop Rocks have their place in everyone's childhood. Although the myth that they could make your stomach explode was debunked in that great 1990s documentary Urban Legend, kids still ahve a morbid fascination with them. Perhaps it was because the little explosions made Pop Rocks seem like Nerds that had the capacity… » 3/01/11 7:00am 3/01/11 7:00am