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    • Empty Pleasures

    • The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda
    • By: Carolyn de la Pena
    • Narrated by: Navida Stein
    • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Sugar substitutes have been a part of American life since saccharin was introduced at the 1893 World's Fair. In Empty Pleasures, the first history of artificial sweeteners in America, Carolyn de la Pena blends popular culture with business and women's history, examining the invention, production, marketing, regulation, and consumption of sugar substitutes such as saccharin, Sucaryl, NutraSweet, and Splenda.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dry, academic, yet interesting

    • By L. Busch on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $24.95