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  1. 10 Valentine’s Day Foods So Touchingly Sweet They’ll Rot Your Teeth

    If the best way to someone's heart is through their stomach, then why bother spending bundles of cash on gifts and flowers when you could just make your special someone a dish sure to impress? When it comes to Valentine's Day treats though, remember that presentation is just as important as flavor. Fortunately, we've got you covered there, as these tasty snacks and sweets can make you look like a serious Casanova regardless of your culinary skills. Even if your idea of a great home-cooked meal is Chef Boyardee, you're certain to find something you can master here. Chef don’t judge, and neither will we.

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  2. These Death Star Lolipops Are Fully Operational (And Marshmallow Flavored)

    om nom nom

    DesignerLollipop made these confectionary treats "allowing for no seems. Each side is poured independently and is completely smooth all the way around. The front of the lollipop is a proprietary blend of Isomalt, Sugar and Corn Syrup. This blend produces supurb clarity. The backside is poured with a mixture of corn syrup and sugar, color black." But all I heard was "Magic. They were made by magic." Previously in Food

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  3. “The Greatest Candy Store on Earth” Doesn’t Have a Chocolate River But It Looks Pretty Cool Regardless

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate

    Anyone who knows me is aware of several things. One: I'm a card-carrying cinephile who will dork out about movies at the drop of a hat. Two: I own the world's best sofa. (It's really comfy. Also it's corduroy.) Three: My sweet tooth knows no bounds. So needless to say I'd like to take a trip to Sweet!, the 30,000 sq. ft. Willy Wonka-themed candy store that opened recently in Los Angeles. Look at it. Feel its glory. Yearn to be let loose at the Star Wars and Ghostbusters displays. Feel slightly discomfited looking at the sexy lounging cow. Gasp in awe at the Harry Potter portrait made of jelly beans. Rear back from your computer in fright upon seeing the Oompa Loompas. (It's a conditioned reflex.) I'll take one of everything, please. More photos under the jump.

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  4. Fuzzy Math: How Much Halloween Candy are We Going to Give Out Tonight?

    Halloween is the best night of the year, end of story. Costumes are applied, tricks are played, horror movies are snuggled up in front of, but most importantly, children will go door to door adorably threatening to start doing property damage unless their demands for a sugary ransom are met swiftly and surely. Whatever else happens tonight, from ice storms to hurricanes to the raising of the dead, kids are going to get a lot of candy from people just like you. How much, exactly, though? Well, we don't know precisely how much candy we'll give kids tonight, but we've run some numbers on this matter, and you can find our conclusions after the jump.

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  5. Dear Geeks, Eat Me. Sincerely, The Solar System

    It Came From Outer Space

    If you are A) a fan of candy, B) an aspiring supervillain who relishes the idea of eventually destroying a planet but wants to start small or C) into astronomy, you might want to invest in some of Etsy seller Vintage Confections’ “edible images planets lollipops.” A set contains ten lollipops, each fashioned after a different planet, plus the Sun and Pluto (moment of silence for our no-longer-planetary friend, please). As you can see, they look pretty (wait for it...) freaking sweet, plus they’re decorated with edible silver glitter to simulate stars, which is exactly the type of attention to detail I look for in my confectionary treats.

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  6. Farmer Replaces Corn in Cow Feed With Delicious, Cost-Effective Candy

    The summer's record-setting drought is causing a spike in prices of commodities like corn, forcing farmers to get creative. When farmers get creative, lucky cows get sweet, sweet candy in their diets. Joseph Watson's cows do, at least. Watson is the proud owner of 1,400 head of cattle in Mayfield, Kentucky who used to get corn in their diets. Now, they get delicious candy instead.

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  7. You Got Chocolate In My Peanut Butter! And Both of Them In My Oil Spill!

    Fact: There is no situation in life so bleak that it can't be improved, if not entirely solved, by a liberal application of candy. For proof of this statement, look no further than a recently developed chemical that promises to use the ingredients in peanut butter and chocolate to clean up oil spills, like the one that resulted from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Because like the Planeteers, when chocolate and peanut butter combine their powers, there is pretty much nothing they can't do -- including save the environment.

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  8. 7,000 Pound Lollipop Proves Hard to Fit in the Side of Your Mouth

    Here at Geekosystem, we love big candy, but there aren't many sugary treats that top this world record breaking sucker cooked up by See's Candies. This is not a lollipop to be trifled with. I would love to see its calorie count! Read on for more about this marvel of human candy-neering.

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  9. Keep 32 Molecule Kills Cavity-Causing Bacteria, Could Make The World A Better Place

    Researchers Jose Cordova of Yale University and Erich Astudillo of Chile's Universidad de Santiago discovered a molecule they call Keep 32 that kills the bacteria responsible for all the trauma you suffered as a child, lying down blinded by the light as a masked man poked bits of metal in your mouth. Sometimes you don't feel anything. Sometimes you feel funny.

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  10. Rejoice, For the Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Nestlé Crunch Bars Are Upon Us!

    I'm In A Glass Case of Emotion

    I might be able to top the Benedict Cumberbatch-Frankenstein thing I just posted, because there is another wonderful thing coming to America in the month of June. Remember the Girl Scout cookie-flavored Nestlé Crunch Bars we told you about a while ago? They are happening. They are real. They are coming to stores in June for a limited time. I'll provide you information on the featured flavors after the jump, and you will be very pleased.

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  11. Habanero Chili Gummy Bears

    Available for pre-order over at Firebox, these habanero chili-infused gummy bears are basically the most perfect candy if you like spicy food, and can't live without gummy bears. So, if you're me, you've already spent the eight or so bucks on the pre-order. Also, if you dig fun and extremely odd flavor text, these gummy bears have an origin story, and it involves them climbing down into hell. Check that out after the break.

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  12. If You’ve Ever Wondered Why Peeps Are Such a Thing, Wonder No More!

    Allow Us To Explain

    Every year around this time, and even when it's not this time, marshmallow Peeps have themselves a moment. People think of clever, unconventional recipes for them, they make them re-enact scenes from classic literature, all kinds of things! And all with those yellow sugar-covered, vaguely bird-shaped marshmallow treats. But how did they emerge from the pastel plastic grass of the Easter basket to land squarely into the epicenter of pop culture (to the joy/annoyance of many)?

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  13. The Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Nestlé Crunch Bar

    Thing That Might Have to Exist

    Someone posted this picture of a Nestlé Crunch Bar on Reddit that, according to the label, is flavored like a Girl Scout cookie known as the Thin Mint. And that on the aforementioned label, this is part of a series of "Limited Edition Cookie Flavors," which is plural. Which means there might be a whole line of Nestlé Crunch Bars that are flavored like Girl Scout cookies. But for now, all we have is this mysterious sample candy, taunting us ... playing with us ... making us crave a minty, crunchy chocolate dream ... Even the delusion is better than Girl Scout cookie lip balm. What happens now? Petition? A march on Nestlé headquarters? I will go to Vevey, Switzerland if I have to, if that's what it takes. I will go to Vevey, Switzerland. (via That's Nerdalicious) Previously in Girl Scout Cookies

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  14. You Can Now Pre-Order a Linux Computer That is the Size of a Thumb Drive

    If you've always wanted a Linux computer so you can finally try Linux, but never quite had the space for the box and never really wanted to dual boot your main computer, FXI is here to make your oddly specific dream come true. You can now pre-order their Linux computer that is the size of a thumb drive, dubbed Cotton Candy. The little guy runs either Android 4.0 or Ubuntu, so you can switch operating systems if you become overwhelmed and start freaking out that you've made a terrible purchasing decision. The Cotton Candy's guttyworks contains 1 GB of RAM, a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, and Mali 400 MP GPU.

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  15. The Brown M&M Is Finally Getting A Personality And It’s A Female!

    eye candy

    "There's a sixth M&Ms character coming and she doesn't accept just anyone," reads the mysterious teaser on the M&M Facebook page. That's right. There's a new talking candy about to be revealed and she's a she. 

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  16. This 82-Year-Old Woman Just Tried Pop Rocks For the First Time [Video]

    And All Was Right With the World

    Okay, so, not the newest video, but this video of an 82-year-old grandmother trying Pop Rocks for the first time just goes to show how great it is to spend time with the family during the holidays. Especially if they are SO GAME for Pop Rocks. (Andrew Sullivan's The Dish via Neatorama)

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  17. Sour Candy Not Much Better For Your Teeth Than Battery Acid

    Acid isn't very good for your teeth. Go figure. But you never cover your teeth in acid. Or do you? The Minnesota Dental Association has released a list of popular sour candies and their acidities, showing how many of them can damage teeth. Spoiler: All of them. But blah blah blah, dental health. Boring, right? Not if you throw in battery acid as a point of comparison. Those dentists know how to get some attention. Keep in mind, acidity is measured on the ph scale, which is logarithmic, meaning that a ph score of 2.0 is 10 times more acidic than something with a score of 3.0. It gets more acidic as you go down. Battery acid is a 1.0. Wonka Fun Dip power? 1.8.

    Check out the full, terrifying list after the jump.

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  18. Kids To Dentists: Thanks For Saying It’s Ok To Gorge On Halloween Candy

    Not a Misprint

    In a reveal more shocking than possible life on other planets, dentists have now announced that it's perfectly fine to let kids gorge themselves on Halloween candy. Dammit, science! You've come far too late to help me! 

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  19. Rock Candy LEDs are Sweet

    While competing in the Instructables "Play with your food challenge", Emily Daniels not only managed to win herself an iPad 2, but also to create these clever little rock candy LEDs. It's a pretty simple idea. In fact, I'm kicking myself for not thinking of it. The sugar crystals that form around the LED are not just sweet (looking and tasting), but they also diffuse the light and actually make the LEDs seem brighter.

    Of course, Emily does not recommend that you actually try to eat these things once they're finished, for fear of swallowing an LED. Then again, people are constantly "not recommending" things, so you can take that as you will. As for me, I have neither the LEDs or the patience to actually pull this off, but as soon as someone figures out downloadable Oreos, I'm 100% on board.

    More pictures of the LEDs after the jump.

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  20. Candy Corn Zombie is too Adorable to Eat Human Flesh

    Back in 2003, Andrew Bell created a quirky image that featured a zombie candy corn, its mouth dripping with what one can only assume is melted, sticky sugar. Fast forward eight years later and Bell got around to making his zombie candy corn a reality, bringing the adorable little fella to unlife, displaying him inside a small glass dome with a wooden base. A magnet hides inside the corn's foot, so it can stick to the mound that seems to be some kind of chocolate chocolate chip cookie. Head on past the jump for some more pictures to remind you what happens when you leave candy corn uneaten for too long.

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