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Welcome to Scandinavian Candy Paradise
At New York's Sockerbit, sweets aren't just a snack—they're a portal to a beloved family tradition
What Happens to Your Brain and Body When You Quit Sugar for 30 Days?
Jacqueline Raposo expected some drastic changes, but not the ones she wound up going through, so she hit up a neuroscientist, a doctor, and a sugar journalist for advice
The Structural Soundness of Your Favorite Desserts, According to Architects
Baklava? Cannoli? Cronuts? Great sweets all, but how do they hold up under pressure?
Watch the Amazing Chinese Art of Blowing Molten Sugar Into Glass
It’s a dying craft that has us, well, blown away
Have You Ever Tried Zotz, Italy’s Dangerously Sour Candy With an Explosive Surprise?
This weird sweet from the past hides a surprisingly fizzy core
Big Sugar Takes a Swing at World Health Guidelines By Funding New Study
A medical journal review, paid for by the big-food industry, questions the scientific link between sugar consumption and poor health
A Sweet Ancient Staple Crop is Coming Back to the South
In Georgia's barrier islands, sugarcane is an ancient ingredient with a long culinary heritage. Now a plucky farmer is bringing it back to sweeten our biscuits, fill out our larders,...
Everything You Can Do With a Bottle of Molasses, a Sticky-Sweet Pantry Hero
This dark, complex syrup is good for a lot more than just Boston baked beans
Go Eat Your Way Through Portugal’s Magical Pastry Archipelago
Each island in the Azores has a love affair with sweets. In São Miguel, it's the fofa
Step Inside the World’s Greatest Old Timey Sweets Shop
Economy Candy on New York's Lower East Side has barely changed since it opened in 1937, and it sells nearly every candy you can imagine