Nonfiction. Ah, candy. What makes people love it so much? The introduction to this chatty, fun history explains that it's partly biological! Taking readers on a tour of treats through the ages from ancient times to the present, Sweet!
profiles candies, confections, and candy makers in mouth-watering detail (well, except for the parts that discuss candy ingredients like "bee barf, mammal secretions, aphid poop, stem sap, root pulp and bean fat"). Full of fascinating tidbits and facts about sweets and how they affect our lives for good or ill, this is one tasty read.