Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Candy Bites: The Science of Sweets (Paperback)
  • Candy Bites: The Science of Sweets (Paperback)
zoom

Candy Bites: The Science of Sweets (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£17.99
Paperback 269 Pages / Published: 29/03/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

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.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781461493822
Number of pages: 269
Weight: 4336 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 16 mm
Edition: 2014 ed.

You may also be interested in...

The Sports Gene
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Periodic Table
Added to basket
In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
In Defence of Dogs
Added to basket
Cosmos
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Brain That Changes Itself
Added to basket
Human Universe
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Briefer History of Time
Added to basket
Alex's Adventures in Numberland
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog
Added to basket
The Quantum Universe
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Periodic Tales
Added to basket
The Magic of Reality
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Physics in Minutes
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.