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  • How to Make Spicy Gummy Candy (Powered by Chamoy)

    How to Make Spicy Gummy Candy (Powered by Chamoy)

    Sweet and spicy is the name of the game. Chamoy on candy has been increasingly popular and it’s no wonder. In Mexican snack culture, chamoy is a must-try condiment. It adds a delicious spicy tanginess to candy that just tastes so bold. Not only is it easy to make, but it is easy to sell.…

  • Is Gum Considered Candy? (Even If You Only Chew?)

    Is Gum Considered Candy? (Even If You Only Chew?)

    You may be wondering or even arguing with a friend, is gum a form of candy? Well to answer that, what is candy? From a business perspective, gum falls under the “confectionary” category which includes candy. Gum is a type of confectionery that is made from a variety of base materials, including wax, resin, and…

  • 5 Most Popular Japanese Candies and Snacks on Amazon [Ranked]

    5 Most Popular Japanese Candies and Snacks on Amazon [Ranked]

    Have you got a sweet tooth? Look no further as these Japanese treats will surely satisfy your sweet needs. When it comes to candy, Japan doesn’t mess around! These snacks are known for their novelty and intense flavors. It’s difficult to find Japanese candy that are exceedingly expensive due to import costs. Luckily, we compiled…

  • What’s White Chocolate Made of? (Complete Breakdown)

    What’s White Chocolate Made of? (Complete Breakdown)

    White chocolate is a confection made from a combination of milk (powder), sugar, and cocoa butter. Additionally, emulsifiers may be used to improve the texture of the bar. The quality, taste, and texture of white chocolate vary depending on the cocoa butter, milk, and sweetener percentages and origins. It gets its name from the fact…

  • How To Make Candied Crack Grapes (Jolly Ranchers Edition)

    How To Make Candied Crack Grapes (Jolly Ranchers Edition)

    These candied grapes are a delightful treat for any special (or not) occasion. After being coated in candy syrup, these grapes get coated again with crushed Jolly Ranchers. For a cool refreshing snack, freezing the coated candied grapes afterward is a nice finishing touch. The whole process takes under 30 minutes, and it is quite…

  • How Much to Charge for Chocolate Covered Strawberries? (Bonus Tips)

    How Much to Charge for Chocolate Covered Strawberries? (Bonus Tips)

    Depending on the effort, decoration, and garnishes, you could charge anywhere from two to four dollars for each strawberry. If the packaging and decoration really amp up the product, you could get away with charging more for the effort. Some top tier confectioners charge twenty dollars for a half-dozen. Strawberries are juicy fruits that compliment…

  • What Flavor is Airheads White Mystery?

    What Flavor is Airheads White Mystery?

    Some may consider the color white as the absence of color. However, when it comes to Airheads white mystery flavor, there is no absence of flavor at all! But even after thorough chewing and judging, it is hard to guesstimate what flavor the white mystery is. You could be blindfolded and have the same chance…

  • What Does Chocolate Percentage Mean? (Different Types Compared)

    What Does Chocolate Percentage Mean? (Different Types Compared)

    If you ever bought a chocolate bar (who hasn’t?), you may notice the term “chocolate percentage” on the label. “55%” is typically seen on milk chocolate and something higher like “85%” is seen on darker chocolates. What does this percentage of chocolate mean? Chocolate percentages refer to the amount of cacao bean-derived ingredients (chocolate liquor…

  • What is Compound Chocolate? (Fake or Real Chocolate?)

    What is Compound Chocolate? (Fake or Real Chocolate?)

    If you need a versatile form of chocolate that can be molded, dipped and sets easily, compound chocolate is the way to go. Compound chocolate is a substitute confectionery ingredient that contains vegetable fats to replace cocoa butter. It is a cheaper chocolate-tasting version of chocolate. You could say it is like imitation crab in…

  • What’s the Purpose of Emulsifiers in Chocolates? (Answered)

    What’s the Purpose of Emulsifiers in Chocolates? (Answered)

    Emulsifiers are used in many different food products such as peanut butter, salad dressing, or chocolates. It’s what keeps all the complex ingredients together in a uniform texture. In short, it is what gives creamy texture its “smoothness”. You may see this term on the packaging of chocolates. For chocolates, emulsifiers lower the viscosity, making…

  • Best Heat-Resistant Gloves For Candy Making – Buyer’s Guide

    Best Heat-Resistant Gloves For Candy Making – Buyer’s Guide

    Working with hard candy can lead to potential burns if you are not protected against the heat of molten candy. Even when working with cooled yet hot hard candy, you’ll need a pair of heat-resistant gloves that will keep your hands safe. A pair of latex/nitrile disposable food-grade gloves over cotton gloves will provide enough…

  • Are Gumball Machines Still Profitable? A Current Look!

    Are Gumball Machines Still Profitable? A Current Look!

    A starting single-head gumball machine can run anywhere from $100 over a thousand based on its capacity, looks, and durability. Assuming a profit of about 22 cents per gumball, at least 500 gumballs are needed to pay off the cheapest machine. So yes, gumball machines are almost always profitable; it is just a matter of…

  • How to Clean and Maintain a Cotton Candy Machine

    How to Clean and Maintain a Cotton Candy Machine

    Got some candy floss leftover and stuck in your cotton candy machine? The best way to clean a cotton candy machine is to soak detachable parts in hot water, then wipe down individual parts. First, run the machine for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then turn off the machine, unplug it, and disassemble the parts.…

  • Can You Freeze Cotton Candy?

    Can You Freeze Cotton Candy?

    When it comes to preserving cotton candy, chances are that this question has crossed your mind. You can put pretty much any candy in the freezer; the real question is if it’s effective. When it comes to cotton candy, freezing has little to no effect on the taste or texture. Cotton candy has no moisture…

  • 4 Best Candy Dispensers – Buyer’s Guide

    If you’re looking for the best way to dispense your candy, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are buying a gift for somebody who loves candy or needs a sanitary way to store and dispense candies, these dispensers will be sure to please! In this guide, we’ll take a look at the…

  • How to Make Helium Balloons Last Longer

    How to Make Helium Balloons Last Longer

    For any party, birthdays, or celebrations, balloons are a must! Balloons are a popular option for decorating a fun party. The only problem is, they don’t last very long. They deflate just hours after they’re tied. But, with these tips, you can make your helium balloons last longer! To make balloons last longer, keep them…

  • How to Make Gummy Candy Soft Again

    How to Make Gummy Candy Soft Again

    Ever left some gummy bears out, only to find them hardened and dry? Don’t toss them yet, you might be able to restore their chewy goodness! Microwave in 5-10 second intervals to soften hardened gummy candies. It can also help to add a drop of water to each piece of candy. Whether the gummies are…

  • Can Chocolate Get Moldy? Differences Between Bloom and Mold

    Can Chocolate Get Moldy? Differences Between Bloom and Mold

    Chocolate that has not been stored in proper conditions will usually end up with a white, chalky surface that looks similar to mold. Chocolate that has been stored above 80 degrees Fahrenheit or in a place where there is a lot of moisture can develop whitish streaks called “bloom.” There are two forms of chocolate…

  • How to Stop Hard Candy from Becoming Sticky

    How to Stop Hard Candy from Becoming Sticky

    Candy is a sweet treat that many people enjoy. But when hard candy becomes sticky, it can be frustrating and difficult to eat. In this post, we will discuss the reasons why hard candy becomes sticky and how you can remedy sticky hard candy in different ways. Moisture and humidity are the enemies of hard…

  • Preparing Perfect Boba Pearls for Bubble Tea: A Full Guide

    Preparing Perfect Boba Pearls for Bubble Tea: A Full Guide

    The key to a well-cooked tapioca pearl is proper cooking and soaking of the pearls in syrup after. Too long or too short of a boil/soak will negatively impact the tapioca pearls’ texture and flavor. While most manufacturers include cooking directions along with the pearls, there are some key visual signs of a perfectly cooked…