The History of Sweets (Hardback)
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The History of Sweets (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 30/01/2021
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We all know our sweets. We all remember sweets - objects of pure delight and the endless cause of squabbles, fights even, hoarding and swapping; a chance to gorge, suck, crunch and chew. But they're by no means just a nostalgic thing of days past, and it's not only children who love and devour sweets - gobstoppers, bulls eyes, liquorice, seaside rock, bubble gum and the like; grown-ups of all ages are partial to a good humbug, or a lemon sherbet or two - in the car, (annoyingly) at the cinema or while out walking - wherever and whenever, the sweet is there, the sweet delivers and the sweet rarely disappoints. Sweets then are ubiquitous and enduring; they cross age, culture and gender boundaries and they have been around, it seems, forever. This book tells the story of sweets from their primitive beginnings to their place today as a billion pound commodity with its sophisticated, seductive packaging and sales, advertising and marketing. It explores the people's favourites, past and present; but there is also a dark side to sweets - and this book does not shy away from the deleterious effect on health as manifested in obesity, tooth decay and diabetes. It delves into sweet and lollyshops in supermarkets and markets, retro sweet shops, fudge makers, vintage sweets on line, sweet manufacturing, chocolate, the grey line between sweets and 'medicines' ancient and modern. It goes round the world sucking, licking and crunching sweets from different countries and cultures and it examines how immigrants from all nations have changed our own sweet world.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781526778857
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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“Hugely enjoyable and interesting”

An excellent, thorough, and hugely enjoyable book about the beginnings of sweets and their development up to the current day. This is a fascinating, well researched and detailed history of the evolution of sweets... More

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“A very good book - a nice mixture of nostalgia and stuff I didn't know”

Paul Chrystal’s History of Sweets (Candy to our US cousins) lives up to its name, although the narrative of that history is delivered in a variety of tones.

Chapter 1 is a brief timeline covering the evolution of... More

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“Sweets”

interesting book about the history of sweets and its history with sugar and look at modern sweet companies and how things have changed. this book is also very linked with the authors other book Rowntree's the... More

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