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Stop Whinging: You Don’t Even Need Sugar in Your Coke

A couple of days ago we found out that the government is going to start taxing sugary drinks. Naturally there have been a number of people outraged by this development. How dare the government try and make them pay more for their sugar-filled cans of Coke?! Well here I am to tell you a bit of difficult news. You don't need to have sugar in your Coke at all, so you can easily get past the whole problem. Read More >>

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Sugar Tax is go for Next April

The sugar tax, or the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to give it its full name, has been approved by MPs and will come into force in April of 2018 alongside the other taxation tweaks introduced within the Finance Bill. Read More >>

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NHS Hospital Shops Face Sugary Drinks Ban

NHS hospital shops in England are the latest to join the war on sugar, with a group of in-hospital food and drink providers agreeing to cut the amount of sugary liquids they sell to their captive audiences. Read More >>

food
Our Greatest Geological Discovery Is This Chocolate Boulder With Edible Geodes Inside

If you thought Cadbury Creme Eggs were humanity’s greatest confectionery creation, Alex O’Brien Yeatts, a baking and pastry student at the Culinary Institute of America, has come up with a dessert that looks straight out of a geology textbook—not a cookbook. Read More >>

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All Nice Food Must Taste Worse and be Smaller

Public Health England has published a list of demands aimed at the food industry, in which it asks food manufacturers to cut the sugar content of nice things -- particularly those aimed at children -- with the aim of reducing overall sugar levels in key foods by 20 per cent by the year 2020. Read More >>

health
Dentists Say Your Office Birthday Doughnut Blowout Should Stop

Dentists and other people worried about the oral health of the nation are targeting one small remaining pocket of fun many of us have -- workplace snacks. In case you didn't know, ordering the 144 deluxe Krispy Kreme deluxe doughnut box because it's someone's birthday is the new worst thing for everyone's teeth and health. Read More >>

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Eating These Magnificent Sugary Creations Should Be a Crime

Some artists work with paint, others use clay, while some chip away at chunks of marble. Shinri Tezuka prefers the medium of candy, turning melted sugar into stunning crystal-like creations through the Japanese art of amezaiku. Read More >>

food
Restaurants Told to Reduce Sugar in Their Puddings or Else

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is reported to have chaired a meeting of around 100 bosses of the UK's largest and most important restaurant and pub chains, in which he asked/told them to reduce pudding portion sizes and lower sugar content across the board to help tackle the UK's obesity epidemic -- or face a possible future public shaming. Read More >>

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Watch Candy Floss Melt and Ooze Away

I laughed. Pretty hard, actually. Right when the fluffy cloud that is candy floss started oozing sweet sugary alien blood, I laughed hard. Read More >>

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Judge Dredd Comic 2000 AD Predicted the Budget Sugar Tax Years Ago

The sugar tax is officially on its way, which basically means that the sickly-sweet drinks we can't live without are going to hurt our wallets just as much as our bodies. However, the move should come as no surprise, and not just because of Jamie Oliver’s 'look-at-me' style of campaigning. Read More >>

foodmodo
How Candy Canes are Made

With a helluva lot of sugar and a helluva lot of machinery. That’s what it takes to make candy canes and it’s very close to being a magical process, as taking something as large as what candy canes start at and shaping it down to the classic skinny hook is so very impressive. Read More >>

science
Why Sugar Doesn’t Spoil

Two foods are left out on the counter – fresh tomatoes and a bowl of sugar. Within a week or so, one will develop black spots and the other remains pristine, albeit perhaps a little clumpy depending on the humidity of the air. But why? Read More >>

health
Supermarkets Selling “Healthy” Juice Drinks With More Sugar Than Coke

The bizarre trend of forcing as much sugar as possible into our children is being led by the supermarkets, with Tesco offering one brand of banana and apple smoothie that contains a disastrous 16.1g of sugar per 100ml. Read More >>

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Something Amazing Happens When You Chill Sugar Cubes in Liquid Nitrgoen

It's not something most people would stumble across. But Mikhail Svarichevsky has found that sugarcubes glow bright green in UV light when they've been dunked in liquid nitrogen. Read More >>

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What are Artificial Sweeteners Really Doing to Our Bodies?

They're what stimulate your sweet tooth without adding girth to your waistline; they give diet colas and sugar-free snacks a saccharine kick without the consequences. At least that's the idea. But these sweeteners have been the subject of hoaxes and misinformation for years, slowly discrediting their wondrous health claims. Read More >>