Hungry for more? Check out the new Exploratorium website about the Science of Food.
boys in Bora-Bora enjoying lollipops
everywhere, particularly children, seem to have an innate
liking for sweets and candy. Some scientists explain this
natural sweet tooth as an evolutionary safety
measuremany sweet-tasting foods such as ripe fruits
and vegetables are safe and nutritious, while bitter-tasting
plants are often poisonous.
invite you to view our Candy
Around the World photo gallery to catch a glimpse
of some of the different kinds of candies that are made and
enjoyed around the globe. Then, visit our bulletin
board to share stories, pictures, and recipes of traditional
candies from your country!