Cook Up Some Glow-In-The-Dark Candies with Tonic Water

By Jason Fitzpatrick on May 17th, 2012

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]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/17/12
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