Talking books, keeping summer boredom at bay, and the world’s strangest pizza topping.
Called “one of 2018’s biggest and most controversial trends” by The Washington Post, edible glitter was invented for the cake decorating industry to garnish display cakes. By January, the FDA had to issue an advisory warning.
Recently, I got to thinking about glitter. What is it made of? When was it invented? Most important of all, what would happen if someone baked it into a cake and ate it?
The gloom of night is swept away
As by a scouring broom—
Dawn’s golden-fingered beams reveal
A curious mushroom.
The bright circle of lamplight fell across shining plates heaped with Ma’s good bread.
“Here’s something to round out the supper, girls,” said Pa.
Into these trembling hands has lately fallen a candy bar that promised sweet deliverance from the bitter reapings of the sober life. From Japan, land of the raisin rum, came a peculiar variety of Kit Kat infused with the savor of demon alcohol.