Archive for May, 2013

A 3D Candy Me? A 3D Candy You, Too!

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When you come across an article titled 3D Printing Can Turn You Into a Candy Sculpture you stop whatever you’re doing immediately and read it twice. Well, that’s what I did anyway. And now that I’ve read it, I want a 3D candy version of myself so badly I can practically taste it! Errr… taste me? I’m not sure, I just know I want one!

The article first explains the difference between Valentine’s Day celebrations and White Day celebrations in Japan. Prior to reading this article, I didn’t even know White Day existed, so I was excited to learn about that as well. In Japanese culture, Valentine’s Day is a time for women to gift their boyfriends with chocolates and other presents. One month later White Day is distinguished by the gents gifting the ladies. This year, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, FabCafe hosted a workshop where women could scan their faces to make “a 3D silicone mold suitable for pouring chocolate in.” Yup – candy molds fashioned after their own beautiful faces. Genius! (Note: FabCafe sounds like one of the most fun and creative places I’ve ever heard about, so if I ever find myself in Japan, I’m definitely going to do my best to go there!)

When White Day rolled around a month later, FabCafe shifted their focus from chocolate to gummies, opening the door for 9 guys to “get a full 3D scan of their body”, which would be “printed out as an edible gummy.” A gummy! I love gummies! I also love chocolate, so I’d be happy with either. Or, ya know… both. Of course, all of this simply begs the question – if you were to be 3D printed into gummy form, what flavor would you be?

I’d Like to Order the Gummi Fried Eggs with a Side of Gummi Fried Eggs, Please!

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If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to sink your teeth into e.frutti’s gummi fried eggs, you already know that while these candies might take on a strange shape, their taste and texture are fantastic. These are one of my favorite gummies to share with friends and family as not everyone has encountered them before, and they’re usually a hit. Most people smile when they first see them – after all, a candy shaped like a fried egg is pretty rare! But the real joy comes when they pop one in their mouth and realize how delicious they are.

See, there’s more to gummi fried eggs than an adorable shape, which is no surprise given that they’re made by e.frutti. A company famous for combining fun with flavor, they definitely do not drop the ball on these. Made with real fruit juice, these fat free, peanut free gummies serve up a sweet peach flavor I just know you’re gonna love. Unless, of course, you already do love them and you’re just looking for some good stores online to order ‘em up. In either scenario, here they are!

2.2 lb. Bags of e.frutti Gummi Fried Eggs

BlairCandy.com – $7.00
Amazon.com – $16.99
CandyBanditt.com – $9.99
CaseofCandy.com – $10.00
KandKKAndies.com – $8.95

Know of somewhere else you can get gummi fried eggs for a great price? Please share in the comments!

Where My Peeps At? On My Popcorn!

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I hate seeing good candy go to waste. I hate it even more when it’s a candy I can only get certain times of year. Alas, it has happened, almost always for one of two reasons: I forgot that I bought it, or I bought too much to eat before it became stale.

Forgetting that I bought it is surely the worse of the 2 scenarios. Imagine my heartbreak when I stumbled upon a melted bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs I didn’t know were tucked into the cupboard. Not only did I have to slowly, sadly throw them away, but I couldn’t help but think of all the times I would have loved to eat them had I known they were there!

But what is happening in my life right now with Easter Peeps falls under the second scenario. While I do enjoy a slightly stale Peep now and then, I fear that even with that in mind I have purchased too many. The sale was just too, too good! And into my shopping cart the little Peeps flew with wild, unbridled abandon. And you know what? I am going to use them. I am not going to let candy history repeat itself. I will enjoy every last Peep like it deserves to be enjoyed. I am going to put Peeps on popcorn!

I came across this great recipe for Peeps Popcorn at YellowBlissRoad.com. All you’ll need is…

  • 2-3 Cups Popcorn (more if you’d like a larger batch)
  • 2 tsp. of butter
  • 5 Peeps (per 2-3 cups of popcorn and 2 tsp. of butter)
  • Saucepan
  • Spatula
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wax Paper
  • Cupcake Wrappers (Optional)

Just follow the easy directions for Peeps Popcorn at YellowBlissRoad.com, and get ready to enjoy this classic Easter treat in a whole new way!