If there is one thing I love to see when I go to a cafe its sugar cubes. These simple sugary cubes might not mean much to most people other than putting them into their drinks, but to Brendan Jamison they are tiny bricks just waiting to be used to build something. And he really does make some rather amazing things…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Sugar
10 – Fireplace – brendanjamison.com
FACT: Good news for all use snackers indeed, as the growth in average yearly sugar use in foods made worldwide appears to have stopped in 2014, and may even have slightly declined!
9 – Castle Wall – brendanjamison.com
FACT: 7 out of 10 adults(71.4% to be exact) get more than 10% of their calories from added sugar, while 1 out of 10 get a massive 25% of their calories from sugar!
8 – Great Wall of China – brendanjamison.com
FACT: Sugars can be divided into 3 classes: glucose (often called blood sugar when talking about blood glucose), fructose (one of the main sugars found in fruit – the others are sucrose and glucose) and galactose (often found in milk)
7 – The Sir Henry Tate Mausoleum – brendanjamison.com
FACT: During digestion, all food carbohydrates break down into single molecule sugars. These sugars are absorbed from the intestine into the blood stream and travel to the cells, where they are used to provide energy for cellular functions.
6 – Sugarwalk – brendanjamison.com
FACT: Fizzy Pops are the number one source of sugar in most peoples diet, followed by Sweets and candies, cakes and cookies, and then dairy desserts. Many people think ready-to-eat cereals are a main problem, but the amounts of sugar in most of them are significantly less than those in the milk products used to eat them!
5 – Tate Modern Made With Sugar Cubes – brendanjamison.com
FACT: The average child eats 61 pounds of refined sugar each year, and Halloween time can account for as much as 2% of that! It might not sound a lot, but 2% eaten of their yearly intake eaten in just a few hours is an awful lot indeed.
4 – Helen’s Tower – brendanjamison.com
FACT: Want to look younger? Well most of us do, and cutting back on sugar may help your skin retain its flexibility with an effect that studies show could make you look 10 years younger than your actual age!
3 – Bangor castle – brendanjamison.com
FACT: People in India have been crystallizing cane sugar for at least 2,000 years. When Alexander the Great’s companions arrived there, they were amazed at the production of honey without a bee in sight!
2 – Eastbourne Tower – brendanjamison.com
FACT: Can you imagine eating 16 sugar cubes at one sitting? Well, you have if you have ever drunk a whole can of Coke-cola.
1 – 10 Downing Street – brendanjamison.com
FACT: The artificial sweeteners saccharin and aspartame were found accidentally when lab workers doing research on make-up compounds!