Candy http://www.kunc.org en Why A Pack Of Peanut Butter M&M's Weighs A Tiny Bit Less Than A Regular Pack http://www.kunc.org/post/why-pack-peanut-butter-mms-weighs-tiny-bit-less-regular-pack The other day I went down to the little shop in the lobby of our building for a snack. I couldn't decide whether I wanted regular M&M's or Peanut Butter M&M's so I bought them both. On the way back upstairs to the office, I noticed something strange on the labels. Each had cost $1, but the pack of Peanut Butter M&M's was a very tiny bit lighter: 0.06 ounces lighter!<p>I wanted to know why, so I called a couple of experts and asked for their theories:<p><strong>Theory No. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:08:00 +0000 David Kestenbaum 57435 at http://www.kunc.org Why A Pack Of Peanut Butter M&M's Weighs A Tiny Bit Less Than A Regular Pack The Lollipop War http://www.kunc.org/post/lollipop-war I recently got a tour of the Spangler Candy Co., a family-owned firm in Bryan, Ohio. The company makes 10 million Dum Dums lollipops there every day, and it has a whole separate building where it stores the sugar — enough to fill eight Olympic-size swimming pools.<p>The CEO, Kirk Vashaw, says he wants to expand the factory and make even more candy there. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:02:00 +0000 43427 at http://www.kunc.org The Lollipop War To Maximize The Joy Of Eating Candy, Apply Physics http://www.kunc.org/post/maximize-joy-eating-candy-apply-physics When it comes to candy, most people fit into two camps — either you savor your candy, or you devour it right away.<p>If you're a "savorist," you'll be happy to learn that certain spherical candies can take up to a half-hour to dissolve if you don't bite into them, at least according to some <a href="http://arxiv.org/pdf/1208.5925v1.pdf">research</a> recently submitted to the journal <em>Physics Education</em>.<p>The study, "Sticky physics of joy: On the dissolution of spherical candies," by a family of University of Graz researchers in Austria, is hardly the usual science journal fare. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:13:00 +0000 33174 at http://www.kunc.org To Maximize The Joy Of Eating Candy, Apply Physics Lakewood To Begin Taxing Soda And Candy http://www.kunc.org/post/lakewood-begin-taxing-soda-and-candy <p>The <a href="http://www.ci.lakewood.co.us/#feature=news" target="_blank">city of Lakewood</a> is moving forward with a plan to impose a 3 percent city sales tax on soft drinks and candy. The new tax will be considered once more at a <a href="http://www.lakewood.org/City_Clerk/Public_Notices/Public_Meeting_Notices.aspx" target="_blank">public hearing Monday August 27</a>. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 17:38:29 +0000 Emily Boyer 32696 at http://www.kunc.org Lakewood To Begin Taxing Soda And Candy Maine's Needhams: A Sweet Treat Of Earthy Potatoes http://www.kunc.org/post/maines-needhams-sweet-treat-earthy-potatoes If you're from Maine, odds are you've heard of needhams — a traditional sweet with a surprising ingredient.<p>While Maine is famous for its sweet blueberries and maple syrup, it has another, more earthy, local crop: potatoes.<p>Jon Courtney, a friend who lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, first stumbled on needhams a few years ago. Now, he's hooked.<p>"Basically it's coconut and sugar dipped in chocolate," Courtney says. "So if you were to pick one up, you'd be like, 'Oh! This is a homemade Mounds bar.' "<p>Almost ... just with potato mixed in to bind the coconut together. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 14:41:37 +0000 32695 at http://www.kunc.org Maine's Needhams: A Sweet Treat Of Earthy Potatoes