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Things We Saw Today: These AI-Generated Candy Hearts Are the Only Gifts We Need This Valentine’s Day

Have regular Valentine's gifts got you down? Have candy slogans become too expected? Luckily, research scientist Janelle Shane has our back.

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Introducing Ruby Chocolate: The Sweet That Proves Just How Much of a Girly-Girl I Am

Most of the time, I don't consider myself particularly "girly" or "femme." Sure I like to wear earrings, or I'll throw on some lipstick, or I'll go on wine chuggings tastings with a group of giggling female friends, but generally speaking I think that my feminine gender expression is more balanced than skewed. And then I hear about something like ruby chocolate, and I'm instantly the girliest girl who ever girled.

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CANDYDOME: The Mary Sue’s Definitive Halloween Candy Power Rankings

Get it? Power!?

In the tradition of TMS' Annual Turkeydome and Superhero Food pieces, here's The Mary Sue's definitive Halloween Candy Power Rankings!

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Hollywood’s Latest Harebrained Scheme: A Pez Movie

Yeah. Pez. The candy thing. I know, right?

Y'know, that emoji movie is beginning to seem a whole lot more interesting.

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Things We Saw Today: A Neopets Cosplay That Will Take You Way Back

This Neopets cosplay from AF is bringing me way back. From left to right: the Tooth Faerie, Taelia, the Air Faerie, the Soup Faerie, Illusen, and the Grey Faerie.

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Things We Saw Today: This Is the Mara Jade Tee You’re Looking For

Because you can never have too many.

Hey, it's only $14.00! This is an investment, right?

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Things We Saw Today: Star Wars Landspeeder Kitty Bed

Meow the force be with you.

This bunny is named Benjamin Linus (yes, like that Ben Linus), and he is the best bunny cosplayer in the biz. He even has his own 2015 calendar. We're also partial to the Walter White cosplay. (via Fashionably Geek)

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Mohawk Storm As You’ve Never Seen Her Before…As A Cake Pop

om nom nom

I'll admit, I'm not one for cake pops, too sweet for my tastes, but even if I did eat them I couldn't bring myself to consume these. Behold! Punk Storm cake pops from Kitchen Overlord (they've got a handy how-to on their site). Now I'm imagining them flying through the air. Previously in X-Men

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Peep Parody of Everyone Poops Wins Marshmallow Contest

If your poop is peep colored, go to the doctor. Now.

Peeps are more than just barely-edible candy! Every year, The Washington Post holds a Peep Show contest for lovingly crafted marshmallow-based dioramas. Kate Hohman's cheeky entry, Everyone Peeps, was one of this year's top finalists.

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Candy Crush Saga Owner King Finally Stops Trying to Trademark the Word “Candy”

This calls for a rousing chorus of celebration from the Lollipop Guild.

After provoking the ire of pretty much everyone on the Internet (not that they hadn't already provoked it with their incredibly addictive, impossible-to-beat game), the company behind Candy Crush Saga appears to finally be backing off from the ridiculous trademark petition it first applied for in February of last year.

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Kitchen Overlord Has a Recipe for Custom Candy Hearts That Don’t Taste Like Chalky Ass

Unless you like chalky ass. Then do whatever you want.

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow. If you're out shopping for just the right kind of candy heart but don't like gnawing on chalk or passing on canned sentiment, then may we suggest making your own? Our friends over at Kitchen Overlord have this handy guide to custom culinary caring confections. And great news: they're really easy.

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This Website Lets You Make Your Own Candy Hearts, So We Made Some Nerdy Ones for You

You're welcome.

Rejected candy hearts are all the rage this Valentine's season. Well, you know, and every Valentine's season since the invention of the Internet and terrible jokes (whichever came first). But they're especially easy to make this season using the Cryptogram, so we made a bunch of nerdy ones, just for you.

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Things We Saw Today: Wow, I Didn’t Know There Are No Female Characters In Adventure Time!

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...at least that's what you'd think if you looked at McDonalds' line of Adventure Time Happy Meal toys, which has only male characters and is marketed "for boys," while the Paul Frank monkeys are "for girls." Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, Lumpy Space Princess, etc. must have been figments of my imagination this whole time. (Serious Eats)

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Science Has Created Candy That Protects Your Teeth, All Things Are Possible

No, it's not Grillz.

We would have settled for candy that wasn't bad for your teeth, but that wasn't enough for Christine Lang of the biotech company Organobalance. No, Lang and her colleagues decided that candy should make up for its years of causing cavities by actively preventing them, and they've finally achieved their goal. Take that, parents everywhere.

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Candy You Probably Won’t Get Trick-or-Treating Tonight

We ate too much candy.

Yesterday the Geekosystem team took a field trip to Economy Candy here in New York City. It specializes in odd and vintage candy you're not likely to find in most places. We stocked up on sweets that people probably aren't going to be handing out for Trick-or-Treat tonight, and after tasting them that's probably for the best.

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In Honor Of Halloween, Here’s a Bunch Of Awesome Nerd Candy We Saw Today

Delicious!

The Geekosystem crew took a field trip to a local vintage candy store in New York to celebrate the holiday. In addition to buying a bunch of unusual treats that we'll be reviewing sometime tomorrow, we also found a whole bunch of candy themed after your favorite TV shows, games, and movies.

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John Green and Mental Floss Make Halloween Educational with 38 Facts About Candy [Video]

Protip: hand out the URL for this video to trick-or-treaters. Some candy might be nice, too.

Mental floss makes education fun by making candy, which is already fun, educational. In their weekly trivia webseries, John Green shares 38 little known facts about candy and debunks several myths including gum staying in your digestive system for years.

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Alien PEZ Dispenser is Not a Real PEZ Dispenser, But Should Be

eye candy

I know, I know there's no practical way for this PEZ dispenser to have another, tiny PEZ dispenser head that extends when you open it, offering tiny PEZ, but rationality has nothing to do with my desire for an Alien Queen PEZ dispenser.

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Things We Saw Today: A Horse and Unicorn Wedding Cake Topper

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"Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband?" "My darling, I'm so sorry, but... neeeeeiiiggghhh." (by Archie McPhee, via Laughing Squid)

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15 More Branded Candies Google Can Use to Name Their Next Android Systems

The possibilities are endless! Right up until about the Q.

Not only is Android's newest operating system named after an already existing brand name candy, but they've actually teamed up with Nestlé to cross-promote Android and Kit Kats at the same time. So what comes next? Hopefully this list of ideas will give Google a headstart on which companies they should go begging to once the hubub over KitKat dies down.

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