If I am being honest, I can’t see a bunny without thinking: “There’s the beast!” “What, behind the rabbit?” “No, IT IS the rabbit!” Monty Python and the Holy Grail if you didn’t know. With Easter coming soon, you may be looking for some cool candy and gifts to give the geeks on your list.
Japan gets all the cool stuff. Take KitKats, for instance. In Japan they have introduced all kinds of flavors in the past – like blueberry cheesecake, soybean, red chilli, wasabi and more. And Nestle is not through innovating yet.
Can’t get enough of the taste of beer? Well, forget swigging down pints and pints of liquid. Now you can get the taste you crave from jelly beans. That’s right, jelly beans. Just in time for the Super Bowl, Jelly Belly has announced that it’s adding a hefeweizen inspired Draft Beer flavored jelly bean to its lineup.
Valentine’s Day is coming soon and if you want to get your love a special geeky treat, these delicious personalized M&Ms could be the way to go. Not only are they delicious candy, each tiny, chocolate, M&M comes with a personalized message printed onto its surface.
PEZ has always been a bit of a mixed blessing for me. The dispensers were so much better than the candy inside. It’s like the guys who made the candy said “our candy kind of sucks, what can we do to sell it to kids?”
Love lollipops? Have a taste for blue cheese? Then you’ll probably love gourmet lollipop company Lollyphile’s newest offering: blue cheese lollipops. Lollyphile is known for coming up with unusual, if not sometimes scandalous lollipop flavors, like Sriracha and Breast Milk (ewww.)
Suck it Rebel Alliance. Suck it Imperial Empire. I mean that in the nicest way possible. As in, each group can now suck on these awesome lollipops. These intergalactic suckers were created by Priscilla Briggs of Designer Lollipop.
Whether you’re on the Light or Dark Side of the Force, there’s one thing we can all agree on: Candy is good. Now, thanks to the confectionery makers of Japan, you can have your lightsaber and eat it too.
You probably wouldn’t let your dog drink out of your toilet, but did you know that there are actually people out there who would eat out of a toilet?
Not out of a regular toilet, of course, but out of the Moko Moko Mokoletto.
Last year we found out about Brian Egenriether’s pet project – a machine that automatically separates Skittles by color. It’s fun to watch it work, but ultimately it was a novelty invention because it went about its task at a leisurely pace.
LEGO blocks are fun to play with for sure, but they’re definitely not the kind of thing you want kids putting in their mouth and chomping on. For block-builders who like to chew on stuff, better go with Candy Blocks instead.
Japan is home to all sorts of unusual stuff, and the hits keep on coming. While the technology to 3D print a tiny model of yourself has existed for a while, this is the first time I’ve heard of using the same material used to make gummy bears/worms/critters to do it.
The guys at the Shibuya, Japan FabCafe recently offered men a chance to generate 3D models of themselves to give to their significant others for White Day, the Japanese holiday on which men present gifts to women to reciprocate for their Valentine’s Day presents.
They only offered up spaces to nine men to have their bodies scanned and turned into gummy versions of themselves, and it cost about $64 (USD) for each gummy model to be created.
Lotta Luv is a cosmetics company that’s no stranger to collaborating with well-known chocolate and candy franchises. The latest one they’ve forged is with Jolly Rancher, where they’ve incorporated the candy’s familiar flavors into the scents and colors of their new 5-color nail polish set.