Gaming Reviews, News, Tips and More.
We may earn a commission from links on this page

Japan Built a Candy-Powered Rocket

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

And yes, it's called the Candy Rocket.

Japanese sweets maker UHA Mikakuto brought together experts from various labs and universities to make a rocket that uses candy as its fuel.

Powered by twenty Puccho soft candies, the rocket successfully launched last week and reached an altitude of 248 meters (813 feet).

This isn't just the world's first candy powered rocket, but quite possibly the world's first cavity-inducing rocket fuel. Science!


To contact the author of this post, write to or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.