The Great Candy Melt-off November 2019: Who will survive?The contestants line up on a foil-lined baking sheet.
The oven heats to 250 degrees F, and in they go.
The powdered dextrose of the Colossal Sours starts melting into a transparent syrup.
The melting middles of the Skittles bubble out through the hard candy shell.
Tootsie Fruit Chews melt together into a gooey Spumoni colored puddle.
The Twix bars expand and split.
The M&Ms shine as the glaze melts, while the Hershey bar exudes tiny oily drops.
The Sunkist Fruit Gel pulsates as it melts.
After everything sits in a fine melty state for a long time, the final death round starts: 300 degrees.
The Skittles melt into a rainbow peacock tail.
The Toosie Fruit Chews bubble into a brown sticky puddle.
The Sunkist Fruit Gem melts into a sparkly pink puddle, but the sugar crystals in the coating stay solid. They’ll survive until the temperature hits 320 degrees.
The Colossal Sours have gone nearly completely transparent.
Meanwhile, the M&M’s have cracked open. The adjacent Hershey bar is soft to the touch, but the M&M chocolate is hard and brittle.
The Warheads Chewy Cubes look untouched--until you see the shining glaze. Though the cubes themselves look unchanged, they skate along a shining puddle of melted sour crystals
Leaving the winner: Tootsie Dots!
Aside from a slightly dry and crunchy exterior, they retained shape and texture thanks to a secret ingredient: food starch.