Watching Candy Melt in Reverse to Classical Music Is the Best

Mass-produced sweets get a fiery death to Vivaldi in a fun little short by Erwin Trummer.

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Mar 30 2017, 4:37pm

How to describe the pleasure of watching a colorful, perfectly-formed gummy bear bubble over into oblivion? Is it simply the scientific thrill of seeing a plastic material pushed to the limit that scratches the itch of pure curiosity? Is it glory in the power of fire that Greek legend says Prometheus stole from the gods so that humans could surpass them? Or perhaps it's the wrathful rejection of a symbol of capitalistic inauthenticity—an artificially colored and flavored treat, designed to appeal to our basic consumptive instincts by resembling both a berry and a cartoon character? 

Erwin Trummer's footage of sour ribbons and chocolate bunnies and M&Ms and gummy hearts descending into chaos is set to Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," and their juxtaposition is simply perfect. The confections burst and then rewind from the brink of death while workhorse violins get the blood pumping. Overall it's a simple experiment on Trummer's part gone terribly right, like Jesse Robinson's melting popsicles, or the opposite of Adam Hillman's carefully-arranged candy Instagrams. Watch the full video, MELTING CANDY & CLASSICAL MUSIC below.

See more of Erwin Trummer's videos here.

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