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Learn to Make Candy Roses from a Convict with “Cholo DIY”

The candy roses made a nice gift for his loved ones while he was doing time.

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    The nicest thing you’ll watch today is this former prison inmate teaching you how to make pretty candy roses out of Jolly Ranchers, hot water and wooden skewers. “The only place you can learn how to make these is in prison, so watch and learn,” he says.

    As “Cholo DIY” explains, you just warm the candies in hot water until they’re flexible enough to flatten and mold around the end of the skewers like flower petals. You know they’re ready when they’re nice and soft; if they’re still hard you have to wait a bit longer. “So it’s like the opposite of sex, actually.”

    The video was posted by YouTube channel Mitu, which describes itself as "a new Latin-fueled media brand and digital network that connects thousands of Latino content creators with viewers around the world."

    “I hope you guys learned something today,” he says. “This is my gift from me to you. I hope you guys take care of each other and love each other, and watch each other’s back.”

    Our host Anna Lore has more on people’s responses, which are actually pretty positive for once:

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