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If You Only Ate Sugar

If You Only Ate Sugar

Even if you have a serious sweet tooth, you can’t really subsist on sugar. What If explores what might happen to your body and mind if you tried to survive for a month, dining entirely on sugar. While sugar provides energy, the lack of protein and other nutritional essentials would almost certainly do you in.

Why Don’t Marshmallows Explode?

Why Don’t Marshmallows Explode?

Did you know that the chemical energy released by burning a marshmallow can be three times more than an equivalent mass of TNT? MinuteEarth dives into these two very different chemical reactions and explains why marshmallows don’t blow up when ignited.

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Flavored Cotton Candy

Flavored Cotton Candy

Who says cotton candy has to taste like cotton candy? The folks at Chocolate Storybook sure don’t, and they make the fluffy stuff in flavors like cinnamon bun, buttered popcorn, atomic fireball, pina colada, birthday cake, root beer, peach, and even jalapeƱo.

Making a Sugar Dome

Making a Sugar Dome

Working with molten hot sugar is one of the most daunting tasks in the kitchen, but international pastry instructor Amaury Guichon makes it look easy, as he shows off the technique he uses to create a perfectly smooth dome of the sweet stuff. Also, check out his incredible, edible samurai.

Mexican Chocolate Sugar

Mexican Chocolate Sugar

There aren’t many things better on this earth than chocolate and sugar. By mixing cane sugar with orange cacao, chili, cinnamon & allspice, chef Suzi Sheffield lets you add a delicious hint of sweet and spicy chocolate to any dish, sweet or savory.

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