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  • How to Coat Gummy Candy in Sugar [Without Melting]

    How to Coat Gummy Candy in Sugar [Without Melting]

    Sour candies are addicting! Something about that hit of citric acid as the candy touches your tongue, making you pucker up, is delightful. If you have ever tried to coat your gummy candies in sugar and/or citric acid, you may have ended up with sticky or “wet” appearance. This is undesirable as sticky gummies are…

  • How to Deal With High Humidity When Making Candy

    How to Deal With High Humidity When Making Candy

    Precautions – Make sure your candy thermometer is calibrated! One foolproof method is using boiling water. First, leave the thermometer in the pot without the tip touching the bottom (it should be raised by a centimeter or so). Then bring the water to a rolling boil. The thermometer should read about 212°F (100°C). If the…

  • 7 Ways to Avoid Bubbles When Making Gummies

    7 Ways to Avoid Bubbles When Making Gummies

    When it comes to making gummy candy at home, there is a common problem of foam or bubbles forming on the (usually outer) surface of the gummy. While this has no effect on the overall taste, it is visually unappealing to some. Excessive foaming can even affect the chewing texture of the gummy. This is…

  • 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…

  • [Must-Try] Top 5 Korean Candies and Sweet Snacks

    [Must-Try] Top 5 Korean Candies and Sweet Snacks

    Korean confections often feature rice or rice flavors in some way. You might find some familiar treats in this post along with new, strange ones – each worth trying. Whether you’re a fan of chocolate, mint or anything sweet, this list of popular Korean candies and snacks will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. If you’d…

  • How to Sneak Candy Into the Movies [Without Getting Caught]

    How to Sneak Candy Into the Movies [Without Getting Caught]

    Kids: How are we going to sneak candy into the movies? Dad: Well, I got a few Twix up my sleeve. We are all familiar with the outrageous prices that movie theatres charge for confections and other snacks. Or maybe they just don’t carry your favorite type of candy. You can bring your own candy…

  • 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…

  • Why Do Some Candies Use Cream of Tartar? (Explained)

    Why Do Some Candies Use Cream of Tartar? (Explained)

    In case you haven’t noticed, many hard candies use cream of tartar. It’s an odd ingredient that is included in many recipes for a variety of confections and sweets. In fact, it’s not creamy at all! You might be wondering, what the heck does cream of tartar do? Why use cream of tartar in candy…

  • How to Package Candy For Shipping (Full Guide)

    How to Package Candy For Shipping (Full Guide)

    Thinking of sending a gift box to somebody? Or perhaps you want to sell candy online. When it comes to packaging candy for shipping, there are a few tips you’ll need to keep in mind to ensure your product arrives in good condition: First, consider the type of candy you are shipping. Softer confections such…

  • How To Melt Down Gummy Bears

    How To Melt Down Gummy Bears

    Gummy bears are an iconic candy that most people will recognize. They come in various shapes and sizes, yet they’re all made from the same basic ingredients (usually sugar, water, and gelatin). So what’s the best way to melt down gummy bears? The most convenient method is by heating in a microwave in 30-second intervals.…

  • 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.…

  • How to Thin Candy Melts For Dipping

    How to Thin Candy Melts For Dipping

    Candy melts are a versatile, colorful confectionary ingredient that is primarily used in baking and decorating. They are typically used as a coating or even poured into molds to make a quick setting treat. If you are reading this, chances are you used candy melts that are too thick for coating or dipping purposes. This…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…