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Instructables user SFHandyman created a great tutorial for making gummy Lego bricks. He even included instructions on how to make a mold for the candies. Grant Thompson, The King of Random, used those instructions to make some gummies and then created a video of the process that you can check out after the break.

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As part of an ongoing partnership between Google and Nestle, 600,000 KitKat wrappers in the UK will be rebranded as “YouTube Break”. As part of the promotion, Nestle will sponsor YouTube’s trending videos on UK mobile devices, repeatedly displaying the candy on smartphone screens. In addition, users can gain access to the day’s top-performing clips by utilizing their phone’s voice recognition software to say “YouTube my break”.

Check out the video after the jump for additional info.

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These beautiful, realistic candy animals are from Japanese confectioner Shinri Tezuka of Ameshin. The shop, found in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, uses a 1300-year-old art called Amezaiku that involves mixing sugar, water, cornstarch and organic coloring for sculpting candy. According to Tezuka:

(translated) Retention of candy crafted a traditional technology of Japan, and aims to further develop stand-up candy goldsmiths population, it is “candy crafted Ameshin”. And holding a workshop store in Tokyo’s Asakusa, manufacture and sale of candy craft, production demonstration, made-to-order production, we do hold, etc. of experience classroom. In addition, across the country of the event, also business trip production demonstrations and business trip experience classroom such as at a party, etc.

They’re really too pretty to eat!

See more examples and a video after the break.

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I normally just toss my candy wrappers, but not Twitter user @d_asuka. He magically converts them into intricate little transforming figures.

This yellow robot is based on Golden Lightan from the 1980s animated series Golden Warrior Gold Lightan, and it’s made out of a Morinaga milk caramel box. Don’t be fooled by this picture though. This is a super detailed, intricately designed transforming candy box that took nearly four weeks to complete.

Head after the break for more pictures and a video of the robot in action. There’s also his latest build of Daikyojin and his horse Daitenma which are even more impressive. They took six months to complete!

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Spanish architects Marta Alonso Yebra and Imanol Calderón Elósegui of the MAYICE design studio have repurposed gummy bears as colorful, and nicely scented, light boxes by separating them out by color and melting them down to create “gelatinous paint”.

The result is mini works of modern art – additional examples of which can be seen after the jump. There’s also a video of the process in action.

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Cadbury UK has teamed up with food artist Prudence Staite to create 50 limited edition “Cadbury Dairy Milk Spectacular 7″ bars that will offer seven different Cadbury flavors under one wrapper. In addition to the original Dairy Milk, the bars will feature Oreo, Caramel, Whole Nut, Fruit & Nut, Turkish Delight and Daim bar fillings – each arranged by row so they can be savored as your taste buds demand.

In order to obtain one of these rare bars, interested parties are asked to keep an eye on Cadbury UK’s Twitter feed, which will eventually post the pertinent details. Unfortunately, those in the states will apparently be left out of the offer due to a deal between Hershey’s and Let’s Buy British Imports that ended the import of Cadbury chocolates made overseas.

(via Mashable)

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April is autism awareness month, and the nonprofit New York Collaborates for Autism came up with a Twizzler challenge that looks like it’s a lot more fun than dumping a bucket of ice water on your head.

Basically, two folks have to eat a Twizzler candy together, starting on opposite ends Lady and the Tramp style. Jimmy Kimmel challenged J.J. Abrams, and the Star Wars director obliged by sharing a Twizzler (and some hair) with everyone’s favorite Wookiee.

Check out the video after the break…

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For the hell of it, someone decided to pit a red hot ball of nickel against a giant jawbreaker to see what would happen. Although it took several attempts and relocation to the inside of a bowl, the blazing ball eventually worked its way clean through, giving us an indication of what it must look like when a volcano erupts in Candyland.

Check it out after the jump.

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Once upon a time, there was only the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It came in one shape and one size and that was all. Now there are big ones, small ones, hearts, pumpkins, and even eggs. If you’re looking for the most peanut butter bang for your buck, redditor Rustid has broken it all down. He measured:

Large Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts
Reese’s Pumpkin
Reese’s King Size
Reese’s Snack Size
Reese’s Small Heart
Reese’s Miniature
Reese’s Mini

He took each apart with a scalpel and then used a ruler and a scale to figure out just how much peanut butter was in each candy.

See more pictures and the chart with the results after the break.

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Here’s a way to learn about anatomy and indulge your sweet tooth. Candy Anatomy is a project by medical student Mike McCormick that recreates lessons on human anatomy with candy.

See more pictures after the break.

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