Artist Turns the Sugar in Soft Drinks into Lollipops

Photographer Henry Hargreaves' (previously at Neatorama) latest series de)hydrate is also a demonstration of the amount of sugar contained in sodas and energy drinks. Hargreaves boils the liquids until only the sugar remains, then pours the carmelized sugar into lollipop molds sized by comparison to that of the drink's container. Hargreaves said of the project in a YouTube video,

"After recently hearing a health professional refer to soda as 'the cigarettes of our generation,' I decided to do an experiment to show what’s in soft drinks after the water is boiled away. After all, I figure that’s what you’re essentially getting: candy in costume as a soft drink."

See a variety of soft drink-sugared lollies here. Follow Hargreaves' work on his websiteFacebook page and Instagram.

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