Ever wondered how Caramilk bars are made or why dogs can't eat chocolate? In celebration of World Chocolate Day (July 7), we've pulled together CurioCity's top resources on the science of chocolate and sugar.
How do they get the caramel into the Caramilk bars? The real answer to the mystery isn’t quite as exotic as you might think, but it’s no less clever...
Ever wonder why some foods just seem to have flavours that go well together? The answer may have a lot to do with the chemistry of smell.
Researchers have found that consuming foods rich in flavanols is linked to more efficient blood flow, which can improve brain function.
Find out more about the science behind the deliciousness of chocolate!
Dogs shouldn't eat chocolate because they can easily become poisoned by consuming this delectable treat. And it's not only dogs, other animals too!
What's your sport drink of choice? How about a tall glass of cool chocolate milk?
While all of us eventually outgrow "Trick or Treating" on Halloween, many of us may never outgrow sugar cravings, and there is a good reason why.
When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and brain all take notice. This activates a reward system not unlike how our bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine - dopamine levels spike and you crave more. (5:02 min.)
Bonnie uses her scientific skills for 'good' while making delicious ice cream.
Biologists think that humans love sweets because we evolved from fruit-eating tree dwellers. Since fruits sweeten as they ripen, we associated a sweet taste with food that would give us lots of energy.