Sweetness is one of the five basic tastes and is almost universally regarded as a pleasurable experience. Foods rich in simple carbohydrates such as sugar are those most commonly associated with sweetness, although there are other natural and artificial compounds that are sweet at much lower concentrations, allowing their use as non-caloric sugar substitutes. Examples of foods that may be used as non-sugar sweet substitutes include saccharin, aspartame, xylitol and acesulfame potassium. Other compounds may alter perception of sweetness itself.
It was near the ending of the psychedelic rock generation that brought in the beginnings of Glam Rock. Bands like T-Rex, David Bowie and “The Sweet” were becoming main stream. It’s hard to imagine that some 40 years have passed and bands like Sweet are still performing. Steve Priest spoke with me before the [...]