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( Download Epub ) × Sweet Tooth ó A Cultural History Of Candy How It Evolved From Medicine And A Luxury To Today S Kit Kat Bars And MM STold Through The Kate Hopkins Travels In Europe And The US Sweet Tooth Is A First Hand Account Of Her Obsession With Candy And A Detailed Look At Its History And Development The Sugary Treats We Enjoy Today Have A Prominent Past Entertaining Kings, Curing The Ill, And Later Developing Into A Billion Dollar Industry The Dark Side Of This History Is That The Confectionery Industry Has Helped Create An Environment Of Unhealthy Overindulgence, Has Quelled Any Small Business Competition That Was Deemed To Be A Risk To Any Large Company S Bottom Line, And Was Largely Responsible For The Slave Trade That Evolved During The Era Of ColonizationCandy S History Is Vast And Complex And Plays A Distinct Part In The Growth Of The Western World Thanks To The Ubiquity Of These Treats Which Allows Us To Take Them For Granted, That History Has Been Hidden Or Forgotten Until Now Filled With Hopkins Trademark Humor And Accompanied By Her Candy Grab Bag Tasting Notes, Sweet Tooth Is A Must Read For Everybody Who Considers Themselves A Candy Freak I m not sure when I started reading this book, but it seems like forever ago Not a huge fan of this one While the topic is surely interesting, this book did not manage to hold my interest I only pushed myself to finish reading it because I had purchased the hard cover and refused to leave such a purchase unfinished I probably should have read some reviews before buying Had I realized that so much of the content would have been spent on the author s own personal reflections, I might have cho I m not sure when I started reading this book, but it seems like forever ago Not a huge fan of this one While the topic is surely interesting, this book did not manage to hold my interest I only pushed myself to finish reading it because I had purchased the hard cover and refused to leave such a purchase unfinished I probably should have read some reviews before buying Had I realized that so much of the content would have been spent on the author s own personal reflections, I might have chosen a different book on the same topic I feel like as some others have mentioned the author couldn t decide what kind of book she wanted to write and just decided to combine her travelogue with an informational history text Really disappointing But I am keeping a copy of the bibliography just in case I decide to do further reading on the topic Always looking for informational text to bring to school for the kids to read Perhaps 3.5 stars, but where it dragged, it dragged the historical research citations read a lot like a term paper at times The travel narrative aspect was very well done, as were the references to her own life and candy I found the Kate s Candy Bag sidebars an interesting feature. parts of me enjoyed this book and parts of me wanted to skip ahead just to get this book over with Would I recommend it nope. I devoured Sweet Tooth in two days This well researched book bringsthe reader along on travels to Italy, tours of Hershey, Cadbury Theo, and through the author s own evolving ideas of the role of candyin nostalgia, economics and privilege It s always thoughtful butnever preachy, and the enthusiasm for the subject is catchy.The conclusion is especially well done, synthesizing the author sprevious assumptions and theories about sweets with the results of herstudies it really left me thi I devoured Sweet Tooth in two days This well researched book bringsthe reader along on travels to Italy, tours of Hershey, Cadbury Theo, and through the author s own evolving ideas of the role of candyin nostalgia, economics and privilege It s always thoughtful butnever preachy, and the enthusiasm for the subject is catchy.The conclusion is especially well done, synthesizing the author sprevious assumptions and theories about sweets with the results of herstudies it really left me thinking which is something I tend tolike in a book.I would pair Sweet Tooth with Steve Almond s Candyfreak for adelicious and edifying reading experience I read an advance copy kindly provided by the author publisher