You don’t need a rocket or a firecracker to make a bang this Bonfire night

Ah, Bonfire night. There’s no finer time to whack some spuds in the oven and wave a sparkler or two with your nearest and dearest.

 

However, it’s not just fireworks that can go with a bang. How about some slo-mo exploding food?

 

We’re not talking about overcooking eggs in the microwave or some particularly vigorous popcorn, we’re talking about a hypnotically explosive shower of edible goodness. 

 

Please note: no food was harmed in the making of these films.

Cake catastrophe

If you’ve ever spent several painstaking hours cutting out fondant icing to decorate a birthday cake, this will make your heart sink.
 

Sometimes blowing out the candles just isn’t enough. 

 

Pick n’mix

American artist Alan Sailer uses a pellet gun to set off his edible explosions and his targets are sweets and chocolate. This is a child's worst nightmare.

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Exploding chocolate

Photo: Alan Sailer

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Exploding sweets

Photo: Alan Sailer

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Exploding lolly

Photo: Alan Sailer

 

Fruit machine

We guess this is one way to avoid eating your five-a-day.

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Exploding lychee

Photo: Alan Sailer

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Exploding apple

Photo: Alan Sailer

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Exploding strawberry

Photo: Alan Sailer

 

Eggceptional

You can poach them, scramble them and you can even fill them with colourful dye and make them pop.

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