Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Candy that's good for you

by Kelly

Recently, NotMartha had a post about science and crafting. Two of my greatest loves, joined together in potentially hazardous matrimony. I remember how much Dawn loved the Sea Glass Candy we made over the Christmas holidays, and wanted to show her this amazing alternative : glow in the dark candy (recipe to be found on the Instructables site)

 I've seen this recipe before, using Quinine, an ingredient found in tonic water, to get that awesome glow-in-the-dark reaction. But Quinine is pretty bitter and thus not really a good choice for candy. This recipe, however, uses Riboflavin. So where in the world does someone acquire Riboflavin? Why, in a health food store, of course, under the name Vitamin B2.

BrittLiv, author of this recipe, does give one important safety warning - . "Make sure it has no sharp corners, before you serve it. I cut myself pretty severely into the thumb with it."

Sounds like a small price to pay for such a cool result.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - cool. Remember that stuff called, Slime - similar color. Of course I think we should use the quinine and make glow-in-the-dark Gin & Tonics this summer :)


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