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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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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?


Favorite Halloween Candy Quiz

 Favorite Halloween Candy Quiz

Forget costumes, Halloween is all about the candy! Test your smarts on your favorite Halloween sweets by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why is sugar sticky?

 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

 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?

 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?

 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

 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

 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 »

Cotton Candy Quiz

 Cotton Candy Quiz

You'll find this sticky treat in almost any color of the rainbow. Find out how sweet you are on this sugary treat by taking our cotton candy quiz. See more »

What pastry/baked good is it?

 What pastry/baked good is it?

When you're gazing at the bakery window, some facts about pastries are apparent. Take this pastry/baked goods quiz and find out how much you know about these sweets! See more »

What is nougat?

 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 »