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  • Some of civilization's greatest inventions were made around the same time, by people separated by continents and oceans.

  • Great minds, thinking alike, separately dreamed up great ideas, from calculusto telephonestomost importantlycandy.

  • The earliest candy treats were made by Ancient Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, and Chinese who used honey to coat and preserve fruits, nuts, and flower petals.

  • The first sugary sweets were crafted in India around 500 BC.

  • To more easily transport sugarcane syrup, manufacturers boiled it, then put it into bowls to cool and harden.

  • This formed a crystallized substance with a suspiciously familiar-sounding name: khanda.

  • Props to the sneaky guy who stole the first lick...

  • Europeans' sweet teeth didn't start coming in until the Middle Ages, when soldiers returned from the Crusades reminiscing of the so-calledsweet saltsandhoney powders"of the Holy Land.

  • Eventually, sugarcane spread from India and Indonesia to fill fields not only in Europe, but also across the Atlantic in the New World.

  • Even then, candy was still mostly a luxury of the wealthy until the Industrial Revolution, when steam-powered inventions made it easier and faster to make candy.

  • Once it was cheaper and more widely available to working-class people...

  • The candy universe exploded into a million colors

  • Shapes

  • Sizes

  • Melt-points

  • Crunchabilities... and Species.

Some of civilization's greatest inventions were made around the same time, by people separated by continents and oceans.

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Candy: A Brief History

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    nanako.kamiya posted on 2021/02/24
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