Candy Bites pp 207-210 | Cite as


  • Richard W. Hartel
  • AnnaKate Hartel

According to the Starburst Foundation, a nonprofit group with the aim of “preserving and protecting the ecosystem of our planet from natural or man-made disturbances,” we’re due for another burst of galactic superwaves to pass through the solar system sometime in the not too distant future (on a geologic timeframe). An intense cosmic ray particle barrage from the center of the Milky Way galaxy, the last superwave passed through around 12,000–16,000 years ago, initiating a span of mammal extinctions that was the worst since the dinosaurs flamed out. On the other hand, some scientists have theorized that these superwaves have led to spurts in human development through genetic mutations.

Starburst the candy, on the other hand, was first produced in the United Kingdom as a product called Opal Fruits. It wasn’t until they were introduced in the United States in 1967 that the name was changed to Starburst because they’re “unexplainable juicy™.” How is a fruity, chewy candy like a starburst?...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Hartel
    • 1
  • AnnaKate Hartel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Food ScienceUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  2. 2.MarionUSA

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