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September 16, 2019

Toilet Candy From Japan

Candy, specifically sugar candy, is a confection made from a concentrated solution of sugar in water, to which flavorings and colorants are added. Candies come in many colors and varieties and have a long history in popular culture.

The Middle English word candy began to be used in the late 13th century, coming into English from the Old French çucre candi, derived in turn from Persian Qand. In North America, some use candy as a broad category that may include candy bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, hard candies, taffies, gumdrops, marshmallows, and many more. Vegetables or fruit, or nuts which have been glazed and coated with sugar are said to be candied.

Outside North America, the generic English-language name for candy is sweetsor confectionery (United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa and other commonwealth countries). In Australia and New Zealand, small pieces of sweet substance are known as “lollies”.

In North America, Australia, the Caribbean, NZ and the UK, the word “lollipop” refers specifically to sugar candy with flavoring on a stick. While not used in the generic sense of North America, the term candy is used in the UK for specific types of foods such as candy floss (cotton candy in North America and fairy floss in Australia), and certain other sugar based products such as candied fruit.

Huge Homemade Kit Kat Bar

Kit Kat is a chocolate-covered wafer biscuit bar confection that was created by Rowntree’s of York, England, and is now produced worldwide by Nestlé, which acquired Rowntree in 1988, except in the United States where it is made under licence by the Hershey Company. Each bar consists of fingers composed of three layers of wafer, covered in an outer layer of chocolate. Each finger can be snapped from the bar separately. Bars typically have 2 or 4 fingers. Larger Kit Kat Chunky bars are also popular.

Kit Kat bars are produced in 13 countries by Nestlé: UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, Malaysia, India, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Bulgaria. Kit Kat bars in the United States are produced under licence by the Hershey Company, a Nestlé competitor, due to a prior licensing agreement with Rowntree.

The year 2003 was a turning point for the Kit Kat bar as well as the confectionery industry in general. The popularity of low carb diets and the push to healthier eating stifled sales growth in many parts of the world. In addition, fierce competition from Cadbury’s newly formed Dairy Milk super brand also contributed to sales of the Kit Kat decreasing considerably in its home market of the UK, and threatened to depose it from its #1 position.

15 Pounds Homemade Snickers Bar

Snickers is a brand name candy bar made by Mars, Incorporated. It consists of nougat topped with caramel and peanuts, enrobed in milk chocolate. Snickers has annual global sales of $2 billion.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Snickers was sold under the brand name Marathon until 1990. More recently, Snickers Marathon branded energy bars have been sold in some markets.

In 1930, Mars introduced Snickers, named after the favorite horse of the Mars family. The Snickers candy bar consists of nougat, peanuts and caramel with a chocolate coating. The bar was marketed under the name “Marathon” in the UK and Ireland until July 19, 1990, when Mars decided to align the UK product with the global Snickers name. There are also several other Snickers products such as Snickers mini, dark chocolate, white chocolate, ice cream bars, Snickers with almonds and Snickers peanut butter bars.

Containing approximately 450 calories (1,900 J) per bar., deep fried chocolate bars (including Snickers and Mars bars) became a specialty in fish and chips shops in Scotland and England in 1995 , and in the early 2000s, became popular at US state fairs. A normal Snickers bar used to contain 280 calories (1,200 J). Sometime in late 2012 or early 2013 the weight of a Snickers went down from 2.07 ounces (58.7 grams) to 1.86 ounces (52.7 grams) and calorie content is now listed as 250 .

Giant Red Gummy Snake

A gummy bear is a small, rubbery-textured confectionery, similar to a jelly baby in some English-speaking countries. The candy is roughly 2 centimetres (0.79 in) long and shaped in the form of a bear. The gummi bear is one of many gummies, popular gelatin-based candies that come in a variety of shapes and colors.

The success of gummi bears has spawned many gummi animals and objects: rings, worms, frogs, snakes, hamburgers, cherries, sharks, penguins, hippos, lobsters, octopuses, apples, peaches, oranges, and even Ampelmännchen, Smurfs and spiders. Manufacturers offer sizes from the standard candy size, and smaller, to bears that weigh several kilograms.

In the United States, Haribo gummy bears come in five flavours: raspberry (red); orange (orange); strawberry (green); pineapple (colorless); and lemon (yellow). Trolli’s bears are similarly most often sold in five flavours in the United States, and in the same colours; however, Trolli’s red bear is cherry-flavoured, while the green is lime and the colourless is apple. Many companies emulate either Haribo or Trolli flavour-colour combinations. Health-oriented brands, which often use all-natural flavors, sometimes opt for more and different flavors. For example, the boxed bulk gummis sold by Sunflower/Newflower Markets include grape, pineapple-coconut, and peach, among others.

The traditional gummy bear is made from a mixture of sugar, glucose syrup, starch, flavouring, food colouring, citric acid, and gelatin. However, recipes vary, such as organic candy, those suitable for vegetarians or those following religious dietary laws.

Giant Candy Sculptures

Nicola Freeman creates giant replicas of Candy.  The pieces are meant to juxtapose the ideas of consumerism with childhood memory.  The art is made of solid plaster so they are super heavy and durable so people can walk around them and even touch them.  I love the result, they are really impressively executed.

 

 

 

 

 

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