And You Thought Atomic Fireballs Were Hot

At last week's all-candy expo in Chicago, samples of Torture Scorchers, a new cayenne-pepper-coated confection, were distributed with cups of water. Candymakers are hoping other sweet newcomers will cause a similar sensation:

SMINT Made with a plaque-fighting sugar substitute, these powerful breath mints claim to lower mouth temperatures as much as 50[degrees]F--almost as invigorating as a pair of HyperMints, another rookie, that delivers about as much caffeine as a 12-oz. soda.

MOBILE POPS Even lollipops are switching to cell phones. Chupa Chups packages a retractable sucker inside a faux mobile phone that functions as a calculator, so kids can add up...

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