Going to MD&M West on Valentine's Day?

If you're attending MD&M West in Anaheim, CA, be sure to stop by our booth (#2478) and visit with our crew: Karl Malchar, Theresa Smith, Jim Ritchey, Elena Mangano, and Chuck Gleason.

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than putting hearts to the test? (Gooey and candy hearts, that is — NOT a real human heart!)

We performed a few compression tests to measure the force each type of heart could withstand before breaking or "smooshing." Take a look at the video and give us your best guesstimate on the results. For every correct answer (or answers that are close), we'll send you a gooey Instron heart of your own. (Who doesn't want one?!?!)

Originally posted on February 14, 2012 , Updated On August 28, 2023