Mom always told us not to play with our food, but we’ll have to make an exception for this crafty use of candy. Using only a pair of chopsticks and 18.9 meters (62 feet) of gummy string, one intrepid Twitter user from Japan managed to knit herself an edible scarf. The evidence and entire creation process coming at you after the jump!

Our adventurous knitter, who goes by the name Overtime Queen on Twitter, started out with 15 packages of citrus soda and cola flavored Ultra-string Q gummy candies that are said to be the longest-ever at over 126 centimeters (50 inches).

▼ 15 packs of string gummies at the ready.


▼ Here’s the candy unwrapped…looks a lot like yarn, we see where Overtime Queen got her idea.

Overtime Queen decided to go with a standard stocking stitch, 18 stitches across – a good width for a comfortable scarf.

▼ She even looks to be using chopsticks instead of knitting needles. How appropriate!


▼ “My hands smell like citrus soda and cola! They smell so good!”


Knitting the gummies together, just like she would if she were using yarn, the Twitter user was making progress on her edible scarf. By this point she went through five packages of the gummies, 10 more to go!


Here’s what her scarf looked like after using 10 packages of gummies. That’s over 12.6 meters (41 feet) of delicious, woven candy!:


Pressing on, she finally knitted all 15 packages of gummy string together. It took her an impressive three hours. Now that’s dedication!


▼ Although it’s not quite long enough to casually fling around your neck, her gummy scarf would make for a great arm protector.


The final product came in with some pretty impressive specs:

Gummies used: 15 packs
Dimensions: 25 cm x 15 cm (9.8 in x 5.9 in)
Weight: 450 grams (1 lb)
Calories: 1,500
Photo retweets: 23,846 (at the time of this writing)

After so many photos and step-by-step updates, we’re left with one question: Did Overtime Queen eat her gummy scarf? We can just imagine her sitting at home gnawing on the corner of her citrus soda and cola flavored accessory. But even if she didn’t manage to consume the entirety of her edible arrangement, it’ll still make for a beautiful stained-glass decoration:


Source: Twitter via My Game News Flash
Featured image: Twitter (ikd6)