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This is a toy car, constructed from the rich smorgasbord of engineering materials which may be found in the average sweetshop. Tyres and other soft parts of the car are made from soft chewy sweets, The clear windows are made from transparent hard candy (e.g. in the UK, Fox's Glacier Mints) and the bodywork
can be moulded from almost any hard material - toffee, chocolate, etc. The only really hard part, which I don't yet have a good solution to, is what to make the axles out of, and especially how to make them not either melt or seize in hot, humid climates.
These cars will be great for creative play. Small children can smash these cars up (and then eat them) and at the same time fulfill their normal, healthy childhood urges to recreate horrific car crashes. Chocolate versions of these cars could be melted with a magnifying glass to pretend the car is being zapped by a ghastly alien death ray.
A smaller version of this perchance?
The Skoda Fabia [theleopard, Jun 14 2007]
BBC News story
Not really inspired by this (which has a link to the Skoda ad on their website) but [theleopard] reminded me of it, and it *is* impressive. [hippo, Jun 14 2007]
Edible car contest
For students. Awww. [jutta, Jun 14 2007]
<sing and dance> TAA DAA!!! </sing and dance> [theleopard, Jun 14 2007]
here's one big toothache
[xandram, Jun 16 2007]
Allows children to recreate this sort of thing
[hippo, Jan 22 2018]
||The only problem I had with that advert was where did all the food go? After reading that news story it appears it ended up in the bin. I hope they don't air that advert in, say, Ethiopia.
||The perfect accessory for the child who is being trained to consume everything. [-]
||This idea is basically baked, for 7th
grade science class we had to create a
car out of edible parts and then race
them. We made the axles out of
peppermint sticks. Held together with
caramel :) Yummy!
||//The perfect accessory for the child who is being trained to consume everything.//
||<jazz hands> LINKY!!! </jazz hands>
||...or stale licorice sticks.
||Why not sneak in a pair of pure titanium axles, just to
break the little consumers-in-trainings' teeth, thus
rendering them incapable of rampantly devouring every
neighboring kid's fleets of ETC's?
||[+] How did I miss this ?
||Also a good part in an intelligence test.