Just What I Need

image via designboom.com

image via designboom.com

I haven’t posted much in the realm of candy in quite some time. It’s due time. This little, handy-dandy machine sorts Skittles, m&m’s and Reese’s Pieces via CCD sensor. Don’t know what that is either, but you can read about it here. It has something to do with digital imaging, light, pixels, etc. How cool is that?! I wish it was just a tad faster though. I can sort Skittles with the speed of a mongoose. I can also eat them that quickly, too. Good enough for the lazy in us though when we don’t feel like sorting our candies. Watch it in action below:

National Candy Month!!!!

It was just brought to my attention that June is National Candy Month!!! How could I have not known about this?!?! Anywho, what will you be eating to celebrate NCM? Last night I had two long pieces of banana flavored and mystery twist Laffy Taffys—they were excellent and only 3/$0.99 at Super One!

Time for a candy pop quiz!

TRUE or FALSE:

Chocolate and candy manufacturers use 40% of the world’s almonds and 20% of the world’s peanuts.

My palette is jumping for joy!

Look what I found at Fannie Rose Candy Shop! Aren’t they pretty and sugary?

I also got some banana heads, a few pixie stix and a sampling of their (made right there in the store) cheesy popcorn … which, I gotta say, was outta this world awesome! Next time I have a hankering for some corn, I’m heading here for sure. BTW, the place smells a little like heaven. Here’s some more pics from the lunch break trip:

Look at this gigantic jawbreaker! It weighed in at a hefty 1.3 pounds. It’s literally like the size of a grapefruit!

I also bought this read-along record today (not at the candy store) and wanted to share it with you. Who doesn’t love Gremlins? My record player arrives tomorrow!

Fruit Slice Heaven

Within the span of two days, I ate an entire bag of fruit slices. You know, the little jelly, sugar-coated pieces of heaven. Yeah, the entire bag, I don’t know what got into me. I think I love the texture more than anything. It feels so good to bite into one. Sorry I ate them all and didn’t share. Do you love or do you hate the fruit slice?

Amy Stevens Confections Photography

When photographer Amy Stevens turned 30, she bought herself a cake decorating kit, with visions of making the perfect cake. She quickly realized that her cakes would never look like Martha Stewart’s. Amy ended up going in the opposite direction, and made them “as grotesque and amazing as possible.” These cakes are meant to be photographed and not eaten. Regardless, I would love to sink my teeth into that frosting! I love how the background and the cake blend into each other. So much crazy fun!

The Quest for Puckerooms

This weekend I am on a mission to find these:

I visted the Wonka website this evening, it’s like the mecca of candy! You gotta check it out. It has this incredible theme music and all these candy logos flow out of a crazy tree-like formation. You’ve got pixie stix, gobstoppers, nerds, sweet tarts, laffy taffy and fun dips coming out of branches. It’s so magical.