How does sugarcane make its way from a field, to raw sugar, to a factory and into a gummy bear? And what happens to that gummy bear once it makes its way into your grocery store, shopping cart and eventually your stomach?
Grab your favorite bag of Halloween candy and join our next Nerd Night to take a deep dive into the delicious world of candy science!
Our October Nerd Night offers an excellent way to celebrate a socially distant Halloween with your friends and family. Costumes are welcome!
Speakers & Topics:
Alison Swietek (Manager, Meetings and Education of the Sugar Association) – Where sugar comes from and common sugar myths
Dr. Joseph Martin (Board Certified Family Physician, Addiction Medicine Specialist, and Emergency Medicine Resident at Texas Tech University Health Services) – Sugar addiction and effects sugar has on the body
Bob Bianca (Vice President of Research & Development at Mount Franklin Foods, LLC) – Candy ingredients, processing, products, and trends
Adán Medrano (Food Writer, Culinary Arts of JM Media, LLC) – Candy in culture
Chef Jesus Lugo (Certified Executive Chef at EPCC Culinary Department) – Candy making demonstration
Event Details via this link