The candy had melted in the backseat of the car, turning the dark chocolate, marshmallows, granola and Gummi Bears into a hot, sticky mess. But Nick LaCava wasn't having any of this "throw it away" nonsense.
When he and his friends arrived home, LaCava, 23, tossed the bag into the fridge. A few hours later they dared him to eat it.
"It actually was really delicious," LaCava said. "That was the moment that the lightbulb went off in our heads."
LaCava and his friends started Chocomize, a customized chocolate company where people can go online and create their own chocolate bars, combining ingredients like nuts, fruits, spices and candy with dark, milk or white chocolate. Here are just a few of the most popular combos created online, as well as some of the most interesting names customers gave their bars:
1. Milk chocolate with marshmallows and graham teddies
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1. Lavender Fields Forever - dark chocolate with lavender and poppy seeds
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