So I figured I’d consolidate some of these “Ask” questions into one post. Here goes:
What do you do with the candy after you scan them?
Post scanification, candy bars used to be stored in a huge ziploc bag in my refrigerator to be grazed upon throughout the week. However, 5 out of 5 dentists agree that I shouldn’t eat this much candy. And so, sadly, sometimes sweet-sweet candy is placed in the candy recycling bin right next to the paper, plastic and metal recycling bins. What’s that? There’s no such thing as candy recycling? Oh.
How thin do u usually slice the “specimens” into? :)
For the round ones (e.g. Malo Cups) I try to split them exactly in half. For the bars I go for about a half of an inch. This seems to be a good length to maintain outer chocolate layer integrity and let’s me cut multiple sections to find the prettiest one.
What is your favorite candy bar?
That’s tough. Top 5 candybars are: Snickers, Skor, Kit Kat, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Crunch. But if I had to choose just one, it would be Snickers.
What do you think of the Scanwiches blog?
I love scanwiches - a true pioneer of the scanned food movement.
That the Milky Way image is actually a Mars bar.
Hmm, curious. Ok, after some sleuthing, it seems we may have a lost in translation situation going on here. In the UK, a Mars bar is caramel and nougat covered in chocolate. In the US, a Milky Way is caramel and nougat covered in chocolate. So they are pretty much the same candy but shaped a little different (please see people’s exhibit A):
To make matters more complicated, a UK Milky Way is just nougat covered in chocolate or what Americans would call a 3 Musketeers. And a US Mars bar is caramel, nougat and almonds covered in chocolate or what Brits/Europeans would call a Mars Almond. That’s just nuts (pun intended).