What Are Sprinkles Made Of?

Exploring that sweet, colorful dessert topping
Mar 12, 2013 1:31 pm

According to certain schools of thought, rainbow sprinkles, those brightly colored additions to the icing on the cake, are made from hopes, dreams and unicorn farts. We here at Food Republic know better than that. But the process of adding sugar insult to sugar injury (two of our favorite ways to insult and injure) is actually kind of interesting. 

What Is Macerating?

Say it with us now: Ma-cer-A-tion. Sweet.
Mar 8, 2013 2:31 pm

Rhymes with "marinate," (or whatever, geez) and means something similar. But instead of infusing meat with flavor, you're soaking fruit in sugar. Why would you do something so nice to fruit? Let's get into it.

Food News: More UK Meat Problems, New Study On Sugar, US Food Safety Trouble

All the food politics news you need to know
Mar 1, 2013 11:01 am

Horsemeat is still in the news, sugar is conclusively linked to diabetes and sequestration (a.k.a automatic spending cuts) has everyone worried about the future of food safety — and rightly so. Plus a new meat substance to fear in the UK.

What Is Agave Nectar?

Agave: from the spiky plant to your cup of tea
Feb 22, 2013 2:31 pm

Ever heard of high-fructose agave nectar? That's cause it doesn't exist — agave nectar broke out on the food trend scene several years ago as a natural alternative to processed sweeteners and it's plenty fructose-ey on its own. Plus, it comes from the same place as our beloved tequila. Here's how agave nectar differs from its margarita-loving cousin. 

Honest Tea Might Have A Bloomberg Problem

Are the iced tea maker's bottles too big for NYC?
Jul 23, 2012 4:01 pm

NYC's proposed soda ban takes a step closer to becoming law, and one company with 16.9-ounce packaging is getting nervous. A look at Honest Tea's dilemma, and some thoughts about the semi-controversial ban...

Does Gender Affect How Much Sugar You Crave?

Science, and Facebook polls, hint at an answer
Jun 21, 2012 12:01 pm

Sugar is my drug of choice. I crave the sweet stuff like nothing else in my life. I was talking about my love of sweets with a friend recently and she mentioned that it was odd that I was both a guy and really into sugar. In her world, women liked sugar much more than men. I had never thought of it as a gender issue, but it got me wondering. Does gender affect how much you like sugar?

The Sweet Appeal of Anti-Sugar Legislation

Two rulings on sugar have far-reaching effects
Jun 1, 2012 10:01 am

Say goodbye to enormous sodas and "corn sugar." New rules in NYC and rulings in DC rain on sugar's sweet, sweet parade.

Cinnamon Toast Recipe

How to make cinnamon toast, just like mom did
May 6, 2012 10:01 am
cinnamon toast
Photo: jeffreyw on Flickr

I love a no-cook breakfast that requires only slightly more effort than pouring milk over cereal in a bowl. Cinnamon toast is just that. There's nothing like a hot, tasty and satisfying 5-minute meal.


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