Candy Bites

The Science of Sweets

Authors: Hartel, Richard W., Hartel, AnnaKate

  • Engaging and approachable look at candy science
  • Focuses on science of commercial products, not kitchen products
  • Weaves history and other interesting facts with science
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About this book

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 Caddy shack, 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.

Anna Kate 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.









Table of contents (67 chapters)

  • Through A Candy Store Window

    Hartel, Richard W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • All Candy Expo

    Hartel, Richard W. (et al.)

    Pages 5-8

  • Art or Science: A Brief History of Candy

    Hartel, Richard W. (et al.)

    Pages 9-12

  • Candy Companies Big and Small

    Hartel, Richard W. (et al.)

    Pages 13-16

  • Sugar History and Production

    Hartel, Richard W. (et al.)

    Pages 17-20

Buy this book

eBook $14.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9383-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $19.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9382-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Candy Bites
Book Subtitle
The Science of Sweets
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9383-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9383-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9382-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 269
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