Every so often, the world likes to remind us that yes, we do still live in ‘MURICA.
A graduate student at Parsons The New School for Design has just developed an artisanal kit for small-batch DIY high-fructose corn syrup.
The student, artist and designer Maya Weinstein, told Bon Appetit that the idea for her kit sprung from the fact that high fructose corn syrup, despite being one of the cheapest sweeteners in the industry, is still not available for consumer purchase. She said she hopes her DIY HFCS will be just the first of a series of “’citizen food science’ kits that let people make industrial ingredients in their home kitchens.”
“I’d like to give this recipe to people and let them do what they will,” Weinstein told BA. “It’s all about doing it yourself, taking the ideas of open sourcing technology and applying them to food. By taking back these foods that aren’t ours, deconstructing them and reconstructing them, maybe we can disrupt the industry a little bit.”
Those who actually like the sweet taste of processed food and were hoping to create their own hyper-sweetened Coke on crack, however, should know that Weinstein’s kit cost her between $70 – $80 for “just a little jar.”
BA thought it was delicious though – like “corn candy.”
Check out the ingredients for yourself below:
H/T + PicThx Bon Appetit