My husband has been harping on at me to watch this great documentary about sugar for weeks, unfortunately with so much going on in my life at the moment, I did not have the time to just sit down and watch it. However, yesterday afternoon I found an hour, and I completely understand why C was so keen that I should see it. It was excellent!
It is actually part of a 4 part BBC documentary series called Addicted to Pleasure, which investigates our addictions to tobacco, opium, whiskey and sugar, and how these addictions really fueled and drove the British empire.
Naturally I watched the Addicted to Sugar episode first, and it is that program I would like to share with you today – but it was so well put together and so entertaining I now have to watch the other three.
Unlike some of the other interviews, lectures and videos I have posted – this really looks at sugar at a different angle and brings some historical context into the discussion. Furthermore it is not patronising in the least bit, but very informative.
So sit down with a nice cup of tea or coffee (naturally, with lots of cream and no sugar!) and watch it. Its an hour well spent 🙂