The Accidental Hedonist’s Guide to Candy

There’s enough posts out there to warrant this now, so I will oblige.



  • Stages of Sugar Boiling


  • Don’t Mess With Our Chocolate
  • Chocolate and Easter


  • Candy from the Earliest Cookbook
  • From Cane to Grain: History of Sugar Pt. 2
  • Enter the Sugar Cane
  • Nuts to You!
  • Blurring the Candy Line – Granola
  • Honey Pt. 2 – Whither candy?
  • Honey Pt. 1
  • Fruit Juice
  • Fruit processing
  • Candy History: The Most Basic Premise
  • The (Pre?) History of Candy


  • So, yeah…About German Chocolate
  • The Original Three Musketeers
  • One contender for the title of “First Candy in History”
  • Things I did not know…Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
  • Manufactured Luck: KitKat in Japan
  • Some Candy Statistics (circa 2006)

Types of Candy

  • I ask again: What defines “candy”?


Pulled Sugar

  • The History of Candy Canes


  • The Great Scottish Candy Haul
  • Another Candy Photo Binge
  • Flickr Set – Candy
  • Flickr Set – Chocolate


  • The Joy of a British Candy Shop
  • The Value of Halloween Candy
  • The Tragic Tale of Grape Bubble Yum
  • Grandma Candy
  • Kit Kat vs. Kit Kat

Usual Disclaimer: This is a work in progress, and will likely always be a work in progress. So if there’s something missing here, I probably have some plans to address that at some point in the future.

Additionally, I am human, which means I make mistakes. If you see something wrong, I would love it if you pointed me in the right direction. Feel free to e-mail me at Kate AT accidentalhedonist DOT com with any tips, hints, or advice you may have.

Rude and insulting e-mails will be deleted without a second thought.