Daily Archives: March 12, 2017


The toasted part of a marshmallow has been carmelized. (John Lustig)
Carmelization is one of the food browning processes, used to give foods a desirable color, flavor, and texture. It is also a process responsible for a burnt sugar flavor or blackening of food. How Carmelization Works Carmelization, like the Maillard reaction, is a form of non-enzymatic browning. It occurs when […]

Carmelization Chemistry – Why Sugar Browns


Splash glowing red fake blood on surfaces for a scary Halloween effect.
You can make glow in the dark blood for a Halloween costume or just because you want to decorate yourself with glowing blood. Here are several recipes for non-toxic glow in the dark blood. Glowing Alien or Radioactive-Looking Blood Mix equal parts white corn syrup and clear non-toxic school glue […]

How to Make Glow in the Dark Blood