Candy

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“Wagashi” is a type of traditional Japanese candy that’s usually served with tea. Typically, the candies have some sort of nature or animal theme (you’ll see some flowery examples below). However, Twitter user Otakumi makes wagashi that are influenced by anime and video games. Otakumi makes these candies at Kuramoto Hinode, which is a wagashi shop in Tokushima Prefecture. They’re soft and they’re made from rice-based dough and bean paste. These particular wagashi are called “nerikiri”.

If you’re ever in Japan, make sure to check out Kuramoto Hinode and pick up some of these treats. They sure do look tasty!

Check out some more examples after the break…

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Bathroom sweets aren’t the same as bathroom suites, but consumers don’t always use the correct word when they search on Bathrooms.com. The CEO of the company, Ian Monk, said they decided answer searches for “bathroom sweets” with a literal interpretation. They worked with Choccywoccydoodah to make an entire bathroom suite with Belgian chocolate fixtures. It’s packed with calories (an estimated 9.4 million of them) and is actually being sold online for $133,000 at Bathroom Sweets.

The chocolate set comes with a tub, toilet, sink, and bidet, and the components are available separately. If kept at room temperature, the chocolate pieces supposedly have a six month shelf life. In case it’s not clear, you are not actually supposed to use them – only eat them.

Check out more photos of the sugary bathroom after the break.

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I love peanut M&Ms and will eat chocolate or even peanut butter once in a while, but that’s generally the extent of of my relationship with the coated candies. Still, I’m up for trying the weird flavors when I come across them. M&Ms recently put Candy Apple-flavored bags on shelves (these were spotted at Walmart), and I have no desire to find out what they taste like. It doesn’t sound appealing. At all.

Do you plan on picking up a bag of these?

(Impulsive Buy via Consumerist)

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These pepper shaped gummy candies may look like a sweet treat, but take a bite and you might be surprised. Made in the shape of jalapeño, habanero and ghost peppers, they pack a spicy punch that’s similar to the real thing. From the product page:

Each pack includes three pepper-shaped gummies infused with actual jalapeño, habanero, or ghost pepper spices. But don’t fear that these treats are all heat and no sweet! The delicious flavors of green apple (jalapeño), orange (habanero), and cherry (ghost pepper) are well-balanced in each and every bite.

You can buy these spicy treats in packs of three with one of each flavor so you can see how they stack up against the real deal.

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Chocolate Mill

The Chocolate Mill is the brainchild of chocolatier Rafael Mutter, Dutch architect and furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld, and Studio Wieki Somers. 10 layers of cocoa-based confection were filled with flavored patterns, then shaved away incrementally with a crank-turned blade. It’s a display of food and artful science that can be appreciated by all.

A video of the Chocolate Mill in operation can be found after the break.

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If you’re a fan of colorful, candy-like jewelry, then you’ll definitely dig Onch‘s work. The Los Angeles accessories designer has a knack for creating bright, showy jewelry, and he has a celebrity following too (Nikki Minaj wore his rainbow swirl cone necklace to the 2011 VMAs). Recently, Sweet Los Angeles, a candy boutique, released a a special candy bar that was designed by Onch. The Monchie bar features delicious white chocolate and it’s chock full of gummy bears, Sour Patch Kids and Fruity Pebbles cereal. It honestly looks like a work of art.

Product Page: ($7.99 via Chow / Photo by Chris Rochelle)

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Designer Matthew Hirsch came up with a unique and rather clever way to make his resumé stand out. He created this “Hirschy” chocolate bar that features a list of his qualifications instead of the ingredients. Yeah, this guy’s definitely going to land whatever gig he applies for.

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(via Reddit)

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(via Reddit)

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It can be hard to find the time to prepare breakfast in the morning. Sometimes even popping a frozen waffle in the toaster is more work than I want to do. These new breakfast lollipops from ThinkGeek could save the day though.

The set has bacon, donut, and waffle lollipops, and their flavors pretty much match their titles. According to ThinkGeek, “The bacon tastes like bacon; the donut tastes like coconut (with strawberry frosting); and the waffle tastes like delicious maple syrup.” All you have to do is unwrap the suckers and destroy a tasty, if nutritionally poor, breakfast.

Product Page ($9.99)