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Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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Mastic comes from the twigs of a shrub that, when cut, ooze a sticky resin. See mastic. The solidified resin is crushed and sweetened to make a flavoring and syrup. In the Balkans and Middle East, mastic is enjoyed in drinks, ice cream, chewing gum, and various candies like Turkish delight.