I’m the junk-food enabler at work. I keep several types of snacks – mostly candy – in my office for anyone to take; “donations appreciated but not required” is the rule. One variety that I have in stock currently is Swedish Fish. When fresh, these little candies are soft and only slightly chewy; unfortunately, the last box I got from the wholesale club are not so fresh, so they’re too chewy. Well, I said to myself, let’s try an experiment to see if we can fix that. Into the microwave they went, and after about 25 seconds I was enjoying nice soft (and slightly warm) Swedish Fish. Yum!

The experiment was conducted at home. I can’t wait to see the reaction the first time someone sees me do this at work.