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Sweet Shoppe Junior Badge

Sweet Shoppe Junior Badge patch To earn this Junior badge, you must complete six requirements, INCLUDING THE ONE STARRED.

*1. Learn something about the history of candy and candy making.
2. Learn the history of chocolate and how it is made.
3. Find out about careers that are related to the candy making industry.  Learn what education is required for various jobs.  Discover the salaries that are paid for these jobs.
4. Make lollipops in at least one color and flavor.  You can make these free-form or using the lollipop mold.
5. Make at least one recipe of fudge.  Investigate the various flavors of fudge that can be made.
6. Learn about the history of chewing gum.  Make 1 recipe of gum.  Compare it to commercially prepared gum that you purchase. Survey several people to see what type they like best.
7. Make one or more flavors of taffy.
8. Discover the nutritional benefits of eating candy.  Learn about candy eating in the United States and other countries.  Which country consumes the most candy?  Which country consumes the most chocolate?
Learn what flavor Americans prefer in sweets. Then create at least two different candy items in that flavor using the following methods:
  a. Molded candy
  b. Fruit covered in candy
  c. Pretzels covered in candy
10. Make candy of your choice for children for a holiday and donate the candy to a local food bank or a shelter for mothers and children.
11. Make a poster or display teaching others what you have learned about candy.  Include the truth about myths concerning candy.  Show some ways of teaching children to make smart food and candy choices.

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