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Candy Bites

The Science of Sweets

  • Richard W. Hartel
  • AnnaKate Hartel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book

Introduction

This delicious new book reveals the fascinating science behind some of our favorite candies. If you’ve ever wondered how candy corn is made, or whether Baby Ruth bars really float, as in the movie Caddyshack, then this engaging collection of food for thought is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for knowledge. As well as delving into candy facts and myths such as the so-called ‘sugar high’, and the long history of making sweetmeats, the authors explore the chemistry of a candy store full of famous treats, from Tootsie Rolls to Pixy Styx and from Jawbreakers to Jordan Almonds. They reveal what makes bubble gum bubbly and why a Charleston Chew is so chewy.

Written in an engaging, accessible, and humorous style that makes you laugh as you learn, Candy Bites doesn’t shy away from the hard facts, or the hard questions, about candy. It tackles the chemistry of hydrocolloids in gummy bears alongside the relationship between candy and obesity, and between candy and dental cavities. The chapters open a window on the commercial and industrial chemistry of candy manufacture, making this book a regular Pez dispenser of little-known, yet captivating factoids.

About the Authors:

Richard Hartel is a Professor of Food Science at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to an active research program and teaching numerous undergraduate classes, he teaches an annual summer candy course co-sponsored with the candy industry. He was given the Stroud-Jordan award in 2012 from the American Association of Confectionery Technologists for his contributions to the industry.

AnnaKate Hartel is a graduate of Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. She currently lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is pursuing a career in education assessment. Her favorite candy is the Snickers bar.

Keywords

Candy candy store commercial confections food science sugar

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard W. Hartel
    • 1
  • AnnaKate Hartel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Food Science A13 Babcock HallUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  2. 2.MarionUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Pharma
Chemical Manufacturing
Biotechnology
Consumer Packaged Goods