A mixture where one substance is mixed evenly into another substance is called a colloid, but the particles of the mixed substance are only suspended in the mixture. In most solutions, the particles are completely dissolved within the solution - like in sugar, but with a colloid the particles are larger than those particles of the solution it is mixed with, but are still small enough to be mixed into it without changing the appearance. The solution looks like a normal liquid solution. The particles are large enough to scatter light and not dissolve. This is why some colloids have the appearance of solutions. A colloid is a state between a suspension and a solution. Examples of colloids are: Gel: such as jelly, starch, jam, butter, shoe polish. Foam: such as drink froth, soap froth, whipped cream.