Engineering 10 of Your Favorite Candies

What makes bubblegum pop? What makes sour gummy worms sour? Find out in these videos, which give a fascinating view into the science and engineering of candy making.

1. Lollipops

How many licks to get to the center? These folks might know.

2. Bubblegum

If you worked in this factory, would you still stick gum under your chair?

3. Snickers

No fun size bars please!

4. Nerds Ropes

Oompa-Loompas not included.

5. M&M’S

Melts in your mouth, not in your industrial mixer.

6. Skittles

We’ve never seen such a colorful factory!

7. Jawbreakers

Also known as gobstoppers in the U.K.

8. Twizzlers

Your favorite movie snack! Unless you’re a Red Vines person.

9. Warheads

From the people who thought, “What if candy wasn’t enjoyable?”


10. Sour gummy worms

Do you buy your worms from the factory or from the ground?


Bonus: Pop Rocks

There’s some interesting science behind these. Check out our blog, Engineering Pop Rocks, for more.

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Kelly Obbie

Social Media Coordinator at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A 2018 graduate of The Media School at Indiana University, Kelly studied journalism, public relations, English and Spanish and has experience in news writing and editing as well as social media writing and management. She also has professional and personal experience in videography and photography. She currently lives in Ohio but has lived in four states, and in her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, learning languages, and watching Disney movies.