Quinine, a compound found in common tonic water, is UV reactive. While you could simply be content to watch the bottle glow under a black light, this fun kitchen experiment infuses gummy candies with the glow-in-the-dark properties of the tonic water.
Courtesy of Wired’s Geek Dad column (and adapted from Modernist Cuisine), we find a clever little recipe that combines gummy worms and tonic water to produce a neat and flavorful glow-in-the-dark treat that glows extremely bright under UV light. Hit up the link below for more information.
Cook Up Some Glow Worms [Geek Dad]
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- Published 05/17/12