Monday, August 30, 2010

Candy Counting Game

Here's a game I didn't have room to describe in my ParentMap article on using up Halloween candy.  I've done this with my children ages 4-6.

Give two players ten pieces each.  The first player pushes some onto the table and names a number.  The second player adds pieces to reach the number, then takes some away and calls out a new number for the first player to reach.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Candy Experiments Video

Ever wonder what we do here in the candy lab?  Check this out:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Parents Magazine Loves Candy Experiments

Yes, it's true.  Parents Magazine asked me for some candy experiment ideas to be featured in an upcoming "Play With Your Food" column.  It's a perfect fit, since playing with candy is what we do.

They were particularly interested in the colorful Skittles Density Rainbow.  Wonder if they'll print some good photos?  Guess we'll all find out in November.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Warheads in Action

Here's how Warheads react to baking soda water.  The more Warheads you use, the more bubbles you'll see.

Impact Candy Sponsors Candy Experiments

Impact Candy is providing Warheads for the Candy Experiments booth at the USA Science and Engineering Fair Washington, D.C.  Find us there October 23-24 on Pennsylvania Avenue near Freedom Plaza.

Warheads make great acid-test candy, since they contain so much acid.  Drop one in baking soda water and watch the bubbles rise.