Avoid sugar for a longer life: Fizzy drinks and sweets 'have major role in disease'

Evidence is growing that calorie-packed sweeteners – such as high fructose syrups found in fizzy drinks, biscuits and cakes – have major roles in disease.Public health campaigns are now recommending strict limits to the consumption of these “free sugars.” Part of the problem is that guidelines target sugar only for its calories rather than as […]

As Ambrosia turns 100, we look at the other sweets with a special place in our hearts

ALAMY Jam roly-polys are thought to date back to the first half of the 19th century Even today, as the company celebrates a hundred years in business with a new exhibition at its hometown of Lifton, Devon, there are still huge numbers of people young and old enjoying the timeless taste of rice pudding. But […]

Pastors suing Coca-Cola claim black community loses ‘more people to sweets than streets’

A couple of African American pastors in the Washington, DC area claim that Coke’s sugary drink and “deceptive marketing” are destroying their communities more than violence in the streets. Pastors William Lamar, from DC’s Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Delman Coates, from Mount Enon Church in Maryland, claim that the soda manufacturer deceived customers […]

Bones Finale: EP Solves Baby Mystery, Explains '447' Resolution, Talks Alternate Endings (Ghost Sweets?!)

The following story contains spoilers about tonight’s Bones series finale. Proceed at your own peril. Any way you slice it, Bones just gave us a very happy “End in the End.” After 12 seasons, the Fox drama signed off Tuesday with a wistful, bittersweet and ultimately satisfying hour that found Big Bad Mark Kovac permanently neutralized […]

Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets Dash Button Launches: Chocolate On Demand

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Amazon has released the ultimate in chocolate gifts: the Amazon Prime Suprise Sweets Dash Button. Yes, that’s right. It’s an on-demand easy push button for chocolate. And not just any chocolate. Amazon is curating small batch chocolates and artisanal treats, which means each box is going to be an […]