Don't worry. I'm not going to get all preachy about Halloween candy and its affect on your health or your waist line (everything in moderation...). Halloween is about having fun. Candy is fun! Science is fun! Especially, the science of candy!
The Washington Post scared up some videos from the American Chemical Society explaining about the chemistry behind candy. I can't say the videos, as presented by Richard Hartel, Ph.D., professor of food engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, are particulary exciting, but it is interesting to hear about the science behind candy.
I find it fascinating the different forms sugar takes at various temperatures, so I love this stuff. It's also why I love Alton Brown's Good Eats show.
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