There’s no mention of it on the Discovery Channel website, but according to their promo commercial, this week’s episode of Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe (one of Brian’s favorite shows), will feature a trip to a candy maker. While not nearly as dirty as most of the jobs he covers (like Avian Vomitologist and Garbage Pit Technician) I guess you can get dirty making candy – just dirty in a good way. Who wouldn’t want to come home covered in sugar or chocolate?
The promo shows some boiling sugar in copper pots and a candy making slab, but I’m not really sure what type of candy they are making, except that it’s obviously sugar-based, which doesn’t really narrow it down all that much. The show premieres on Tuesday July 25th, 2006 at 9PM EST, but be sure to check your local listings.
UPDATE: Mike visited Wertz Candy in Lebanon, PA.