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Exploding Everlasting Gobstopper

Gobstoppers, (aka Jawbreakers in Canada and the US), are a type of hard candy made up of a number of layers, each layer dissolving...

Urban Legends: Green M&Ms are an Aphrodisiac

The rumour that green M&Ms are an aphrodisiac began in the 1970s when students reportedly picked the green ones out of the packages to...

Inventions: Bubble Gum

Bubble gum was invented in 1928 by 23 year old  Walter Diemer, an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia, who enjoyed...

The Science of Pop Rocks Candy

Pop Rocks Candy is like other hard candy made from sugar, lactose (milk sugar) corn syrup, and flavouring. The trick to the “popping” lies in...

How Many Licks to Get to the Tootsie Roll Centre of a Tootsie Pop?

At least three detailed scientific studies have attempted to determine the number of licks required to reach the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie...

Origins: PEZ Candy

PEZ candy was invented in 1927 as a breath mint in Vienna, Austria by Eduard Haas III.  The name PEZ comes from the German...

Origins: Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

There is some disagreement on the origins of the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs.  Some claim that the original Easter eggs are Pagan symbols...