Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World's Favorite Treat by Kay FrydenborgChocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World's Favorite Treat by Kay Frydenborg

Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World's Favorite Treat

byKay Frydenborg

Hardcover | April 7, 2015

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Chocolate hits all the right sweet-and bitter-notes: cutting-edge genetic science whisked in with a strong social conscience, history, and culture yield a thought-provoking look into one of the world's most popular foods. Readers who savored Chew on This and Food, Inc . and lovers of chocolate will relish this fascinating read.
Kay Frydenborg lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two dogs, and rides her beloved horse, Remy, almost every day. She's the author of numerous books for young readers, including Wild Horse Scientists, They Dreamed of Horses, and Animal Therapist . You can learn more about her at
Title:Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World's Favorite TreatFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.02 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544175662

ISBN - 13:9780544175662


Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great book This book has all the information you need on chocolate, cocoa and where the best cocoa. It's history - science all rolled into one. If only I had a science project to do
Date published: 2016-12-08

Editorial Reviews

A deliciously informative, engaging and sweeping chronicle of one of the most popular treats in the world." -Kirkus "Frydenborg offers a wealth of information that will likely encourage students to think critically about the ecological and human cost of their favorite candies and maybe even prompt them to choose sustainable alternatives? a great choice for school projects or chocolate fans curious about their beloved treat." -Booklist * "This fascinating book presents a deep, multifaceted glimpse at a delectable dessert: chocolate. Engaging-even witty in places-and enlightening." -School Library Journal, starred review "Primarily a chronological history of the tropical plant and its deliciously addictive by-products, the fascinating, fast-moving narrative also delves into the socioeconomic, scientific, and culinary importance of the cacao bean." -Publishers Weekly "