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Sweets & Snacks

Sweets & Snacks make food interesting. Read how chocolate works, how ice cream works and even why Krispy Kreme doughnuts are absolutely irresistible.

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10 Things You Wouldn't Think Would Be Good with Chocolate -- But Are

Willy Wonka may have developed a number of unusual chocolate-covered inventions at his famous factory, but even his strangest confections can't beat some real-life combinations people are trying.


Would You Pay $56 for Five Potato Chips?

What is the world's most expensive potato chip? Learn more about these $56 potato chips in Sweden in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

What's the Deal With Bubblegum Flavor?

Forget those breath-freshening flavors; bubblegum-flavored gum is where it's at. HowStuffWorks Now investigates where the famous flavor came from. See more »

Why is sugar sticky?

Sugar becomes sticky when mixed with water. But why? Find out why sugar is sticky at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Junk Food Works

Junk food is a miracle of edible engineering. Learn about the history and science behind junk food. See more »

Why do sweet and salty taste so good together?

Sugar and salt combined in the right proportions can turn a snack into a perfect treat. Find out why this combination is so alluring. See more »

Is chocolate addictive?

Can you truly become physically dependent on chocolate? Find out if science supports the claims of chocolate addiction. See more »

10 Easy Poolside Snacks

Summer days by the pool call for delicious, nutritious snacks that are quick to prepare. Learn 10 easy poolside snacks. See more »

10 Unexpected Ice Cream Flavors and Ingredients

Check out these 10 unexpected ice cream flavors and ingredients. We dare you to try them! See more »

What is nougat?

Nougat is the stuff inside candy bars that makes them so fluffy and delicious. Check out this article and learn all about what nougat is. See more »

10 Great Snack Ideas for the Beach

Are you looking for some great snack ideas for the beach? Check out these 10 great snack ideas for the beach. See more »