Kids treated to freeze-dried candies

Exclamations of excitement, surprise and occasionally disgust filled the multipurpose room in the library last Thursday as a group of teenagers conducted a blind taste test of freeze-dried candy.

Becky Iwen, the Sweetwater County Library System's Youth Services Manager, organized the taste test as one of the activities for the weekly Teen Thursdays program. Iwen owns a freeze dryer that she bought for her family to make food for backpacking. After buying it, she saw people on the internet talking about freeze drying candies. Iwen tried it out, and even sold some of the candies at the farmers'...


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