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Lab Exercises

Brown sugar, regular sugar, honey, invert sugar. There surely are a lot of different sugars out there. Let’s bring some of this theory to life! Throughout the course, you will find 4 different lab exercise sections. These are all optional…

Further Learning

Want to learn more about candy? Improve your skills further? Here are a few recommended resources. FoodCrumbles blog: Of course we have to recommend the FoodCrumbles website! On it you’ll find plenty of other articles on specific types of candy.…

Introducing carbohydrates & sugars

Remember how we defined candy as being a snack where the principal ingredient is sugar? Sugar is key to making candy. But, what is sugar? And aren’t there different types of sugar? Indeed, it’s why we first need to sift…

Welcome

Welcome to our Candy Science course! It’s great to have you here. In the next four weeks, we’ll study the science behind candy to help you make better candy. We’ll help you on your way to become a ‘candy scientist’.…

Controlling texture by controlling moisture

That was a lot of sugary theory. And, you might be wondering. Why do I need to know all this? What’s the use of these relationships between moisture content, temperature and consistency? Well, it’s the foundation of sugar candy! It’s…

Fixing crystallization while caramelizing sugar

If you’ve tried to caramelize sugar before, chances are, you’ve run into this challenge: crystallizing sugar. While trying to caramelize your sugar, it might start to harden all of a sudden. Crystals form everywhere and it turns into a mess!…

Giving color to WHITE brittle

Trying to make a brown, flavorful brittle, such as a peanut or almond brittle? But can’t seem to get the color right? Stuck with a bland brittle? Luckily, there’s a few things you can do to give your brittle more…

Meet Your Instructor & Definitions

Hi! Welcome to our Candy Science Course, it’s great you’re here. In this video, you’ll get to know your instructor (that’s me, Annelie!). Also, have you ever thought about what candy is? Maybe not. You might intuitively know what it…