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A sweet revolution


What is candy? How and when is it eaten? What does candy taste like where you come from? Where and how is it sold? What candy stands out in your childhood memory?

Research reveals that while candy was originally consumed for its nutritional value, it slowly developed into a food that was reserved for special occasions, used to honour or reward. Nowadays, however, candy is eaten freely on any occasion by cultures all over the world.

For the Candy Project, Andoni Luis Aduriz teamed up with sociologist Iñaki Martínez de Albéniz, and the international Slow Food network at the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Pollenzo, Italy), to study the sociology of candy and look into its potential culinary applications.


The project involved an in-depth analysis of the conceptual, organoleptic and nutritional properties of candy, and an intensive data collection process which produced a comprehensive databank of valuable information. The findings were used to build a candy map of the world.

Could a value-driven food movement be built around candy?

For more information, please visit: www.thecandyproject.org

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