Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure by Samira Kawash

By Samira Kawash

For many americans, sweet is an uneasy excitement, eaten with aspect helpings of guilt and fear. but sweet bills for under 6 percentage of the further sugar within the American nutrition. And at the very least it’s sincere approximately what it is—a processed foodstuff, eaten for excitement, without specific dietary gain. So why is sweet thought of in particular destructive, whilst it’s no longer so various from the opposite processed meals, from activities bars to fruit snacks, that line grocery store cabinets? How did our definitions of nutrition and sweet turn out to be so muddled? and the way did sweet turn out to be the scapegoat for our fears in regards to the risks of food?

In sweet: A Century of Panic and delight, Samira Kawash tells the interesting tale of ways sweet advanced from a luxurious reliable to an inexpensive, daily snack. After sweet making used to be revolutionized within the early many years of mass construction, it used to be celebrated as a brand new type of nutrition for strength and delight. using the increase in snacking and exploiting early dietary technological know-how, sweet used to be the 1st of the panoply of "junk foods" that might take over the yankee nutrition within the a long time after the second one global War—convenient and pleasant, for consuming every time or all of the time.

And but, meals reformers and ethical crusaders have consistently attacked sweet, blaming it for poisoning, alcoholism, sexual depravity and deadly disorder. those fees were disproven and forgotten, however the distrust of sweet they produced hasn't ever lowered. The nervousness and confusion that the majority americans have approximately their diets this present day is a legacy of the tumultuous tale of sweet, the main enjoyed and loathed of processed foods.

Candy is an important, addictive learn for a person who loves full of life cultural heritage, who cares approximately meals, and who wouldn’t brain feeling a piece larger approximately consuming a couple of jelly beans.

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