The deliciousness investigators

Fourth-year students in the Food, Nutrition and Health program get to explore the science of delicious and healthy food as part of their capstone course FNH 425 at the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS).

To gain hands-on experience as a food science major, students conduct research on problems identified by industry sponsors over both terms, from September through April. One of the program’s industry partners is Wild Sweets® By Dominique & Cindy Duby, the Richmond, B.C.-based artisan chocolatiers famed for exotic chocolates made right from beans into ?micro-batches.

Through industry projects, LFS students gain valuable work experience that encompasses quality assurance, regulatory and nutrition labeling considerations, analysis of chemical, physical, nutritional or sensory properties, and microbiological assessment.

Their homework: chocolates filled with honey caramel peanuts and galangal pecan praline. Learning doesn’t get more delicious than this.

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