Ask Me, Ask Me, Ask Me

So I figured I’d consolidate some of these “Ask” questions into one post. Here goes:

angieuseyourtelescopealexellis btchenbernie asked:

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.


maybe-babeyasked:

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.

 

candywithstrangers asked:

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.


laureninspace asked:

What do you think of the Scanwiches blog?

I love scanwiches - a true pioneer of the scanned food movement.

 

hemlockdalise & kitschnewbitch pointed out:

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):

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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).

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    “lemonade/lemon soda”...“chips/french fries/crisps” debates
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    Scanning candy bars:science
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    I love these random bits of food trivia.