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The Alternative - Sugar Free Sweets

James BeaumontApr 27, '21

Sugar-free alternatives Thousands of people in the UK, and globally, cannot consume sugary foods from Sherbet Lemons to cookies, making shopping for treats increasingly difficult. For example, if you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes your sugar, fat and salt intake has to be kept to a minimum. For people with type...

Why Choose Vegan Sweets?

James BeaumontApr 13, '21

Most sweets contain one key ingredient that gives them their tangy sweet taste: gelatin. However, gelatine is made primarily from animal collagen which means vegan sweet-lovers conventionally would not be able to enjoy traditionally irresistible sweets. So, an alternative had to be found which was when substances such as agar-agar...

Ever wondered where Liquorice comes from?

James BeaumontMar 11, '21

The origins of Liquorice Love it or hate it, liquorice’s herbaceous, warm, spicy and fresh taste is popular globally with Alexander the Great and even Caesar seen to be consuming it in the history books. But what gives it its irresistible flavour? Liquorice contains an organic compound commonly known as...

The truth behind the foam banana - they are not what they seem!

James BeaumontFeb 9, '21

Foam bananas are well-known and loved artificially flavoured sweets, yet, they don’t quite taste like their fresh counterparts. But why? Well, the legend goes that foam banana’s distinct taste was developed from an old variety of banana commonly known as the Gros Michel. Or, that was until a fungus called...