I don’t know how many girls are like me and require a monthly fix of M&M chocolatey goodness during our “special time” but I know that a single bag of M&M’s, while not truly fixing anything and making me feel anywhere close to perfect, they sure do help soften the blow, so I was pretty excited when I found the video of a QR code constructed out of my favorite little chocolate candies. And it works!
Check out the M&M QR code video by clicking on this link.
It’s a short video but it’s kinda cool, so I decided to attempt to make a QR code out of food myself that would work. It isn’t easy. I think the best method is probably to create the code with a QR code generator and then try to replicate it with the candies. Kinda hard though. Here are some things that I noticed, after actually reading the information following the video (heh, it seems that I, like so many people of my generation overlook the importance of actually reading everything before jumping in ourselves):
1. Color and contrast do matter. So if you are going to create a QR code of your own out of any food product, including M&Ms, use only one color. Too many colors can cause a problem with the QR code decoder app you are using to scan it. Maybe use only the brown M&Ms like the video maker did and when you are done you can eat them all… the brown ones are better anyway “because they have less food coloring because chocolate is already brown.” -If you know that reference we need to be friends.- Right, I know that the candy coating doesn’t count, I just had to get that reference in there somehow, please forgive me! Lol!
2. Make the corner squares first. It seems to make it a little easier when arranging the rest of the M&Ms (or whatever food you decide to use to make your code).
3. Be patient! This is not a fast and instant project! You’re going to need a lot of time to create this code and make it work. Rushing is just going to frustrate you after the many failed attempts that are bound to result from shotty work.
4. Stand back when scanning.
5. Take a photo and show me! I want to see your foody QR codes.
I also want some pretzel M&Ms now thanks to this silly post. Hungry! They say never to shop for food while hungry, apparently you shouldn’t write about it while hungry either!