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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What is Carob?

Carob is naturally sweeter and can be healthier than cocoa powder, but it can't compete with the flavor of chocolate. Learn more about where it comes from and how to include it in your recipes.

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  • 10 Easy Poolside Snacks
    10 Easy Poolside Snacks

    Summer days by the pool call for delicious, nutritious snacks that are quick to prepare. While you're splishing, splashing and having fun in the water, let your taste buds have some fun with these 10 easy poolside snacks. See more »

  • 10 Great Snack Ideas for the Beach
    10 Great Snack Ideas for the Beach

    A day at the beach is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but nothing can stress you out faster than going hungry after all that swimming and running around. Luckily, we've got a few snack ideas for your trip down the shore. See more »

  • 10 Great Snacks for the Plane
    10 Great Snacks for the Plane

    Airlines are cutting back on pretty much everything lately -- especially food. Don't worry, any one of these 10 snacks should tide you over until you get to the next terminal. See more »

  • 10 Things You Wouldn't Think Would Be Good with Chocolate -- But Are
    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. See more »

  • 10 Unexpected Ice Cream Flavors and Ingredients
    10 Unexpected Ice Cream Flavors and Ingredients

    Americans eat more than 15 pounds of ice cream each year, but there's more to the creamy, cool concoction than classic vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Check out these 10 unexpected ice cream flavors and ingredients. We dare you to try them! See more »

  • Abridged History of Food: Ice Cream Cones
    Abridged History of Food: Ice Cream Cones

    As far as edible containers go, the ice cream cone is one of the best inventions ever. But how did it come to be? Who first plunked a scoop into a crispy, sugary cone? See more »

  • Abridged History of Food: Who Invented Chocolate Chip Cookies?
    Abridged History of Food: Who Invented Chocolate Chip Cookies?

    One woman's empty pantry led to what is perhaps the best-celebrated cookie of all time. Who invented the chocolate chip cookie, and how long has it been around for? See more »

  • Candy Canes and Peppermints
    Candy Canes and Peppermints

    Not only is peppermint candy used to decorate a tree during the holidays, it also can settle your stomach if you're not feeling well and freshen up your breath if you've had to much onion-infused fare. See more »

  • Chocolatiers
    Chocolatiers

    Chocolatiers make their living on creating delicious desserts and treats from chocolate. Check out this page about chocolatiers and chocolate. See more »

  • Cotton Candy Quiz
    Cotton Candy Quiz

    You'll find this sticky treat in almost any color of the rainbow. Plus, it's completely delicious! Over the years, cotton candy has become an indelible part of American culture, and it can be found everywhere from county fairs to movie theaters. Find out how sweet you are on this sugary treat by taking our cotton candy quiz. See more »

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