15Sweets For My Sweet
"Pure white sparkling dextrose is a crystalline sugar, mildly sweet and pleasing to taste." So begins the ad from the 1950s that encourages you to bake your baby's birthday cake with dextrose.
Despite the fact that dextrose sounds like the name of something synthetic, created in a lab, it is a naturally occurring sugar
which is also known as glucose. Glucose is the primary energy source for human beings and in itself is not harmful, in fact not having enough of it will kill you, but the flip side of this is that too much can kill you too. Plenty of sugar for your first few birthdays and some type-2 diabetes for your tenth maybe?
Today we are more likely to encourage a healthy diet and not try to convince moms to bake lots of sugary "treats" to give their babies energy.