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A “sweet” lecture on candy

Dr. Richard Hartel described the process of making cotton candy. Photo by Nuoya Zhou, ‘18.

Nuoya Zhou

March 14, 2016

Do you expect to consume tons of jelly beans on Easter? Do you wonder what makes jelly beans chewy and sticky? Richard W. Hartel, a food engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of “Candy Bites: The Science Behind Sweets,” said it all comes down to the chemistry...

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