German rock sugar is a form of unrefined sugar that is typically unprocessed, unbleached and resembles caramel-colored rocks in appearance. It is used primarily to sweeten tea, but it can be mixed into any food or beverage.
The origin of German rock sugar is in the region of East Frisia in the northwestern corner of Germany. The tradition is to place a piece of rock sugar, termed Kluntjes, in the bottom of a cup and then pour brewed hot tea over it, which melts the sugar and causes it to emit a crackling sound. One teaspoon of German rock sugar contains about 25 calories, making it higher in calories than granulated sugar at only 16 calories per teaspoon.Learn More
Marshmallow ingredients include sugar, corn syrup, modified corn starch, dextrose, gelatin, water, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, artificial flavors and artificial colors, which means that there are no horse hooves as part of the recipe. Due to the presence of gelatin, an animal byproduct, there is a rumor that horse hooves are an ingredient as part of anything that contains gelatin. However, actual horse hooves are not made into gelatin.Full Answer >
Most commercially available marshmallows contain gelatin, which is a jelly-like substance derived from the collagen of the bones of many animals including fish, cattle and pigs. While much gelatin is derived from the bones of pigs, no meat is present in the sweet marshmallow product.Full Answer >
Using sales as an indicator, the most popular candy in the world is M&Ms. Not only are M&Ms the most popular candy in the world, M&Ms are the most popular candy in the United States.Full Answer >
Gum containing sugar should be used minimally, as it contains acids that may lead to cavities. However, sugar-free gum is beneficial because it stimulates saliva production that helps wash away the bacteria that harm teeth.Full Answer >