Monday, October 13, 2014

Where in the world are the #SweetScientists?

You can find me on Friday evenings in front of the TV watching “The Amazing Race”. In “The Amazing Race,” 11 teams of two race around the world for about 25 days, completing challenges along the way and competing for a grand prize of $1 million that goes to the winning pair. It is aired on US national television on CBS. And yes it is a competition. They are racing to be not-eliminated. Last team to arrive at a destination is out of the race.

This is the 25th season of The Amazing Race. Their silver anniversary for those who want to send a card or gift. But who to send that card/gift too? Well, this season there is an AOCS member on “The Amazing Race.” Maya Warren (AOCS member) has teamed up with Amy DeJong and their team is known as the SweetScientists. From their Race bios, Maya’s research focuses on ice cream and other frozen-aerated treats; Amy’s research is crystallization in confectionery products. That statement over-simplifies their research, but for many of us it is about ice cream and candy. Hopefully they have time to sample ice cream and confectionary along the way.

After 3 episodes the SweetScientists are still in the race and have gone to New York City, USA; US Virgin Islands; London and Oxford, United Kingdom; and Shetland Islands, Scotland. Next week they will be in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wonder what challenges await Maya and Amy while there?

You can watch "The Amazing Race" online, and keep up with them on Twitter with #SweetScientists.

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