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Old 04-13-2015, 08:19 AM   #11
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Sounds like a really interesting project. Have you asked around at work? Being a food company, someone there might have ideas you could use.

Please keep us posted on your progress. I'd really like to hear what happens.

Excuse me for a moment. I'm still drooling.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:23 PM   #12
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Rocky,

Why not break them up and then put in a spice grinder? That might yield better results. I wouldn't put them in a blender as nice as a Ninja. Just sayin'.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:30 PM   #13
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Why not break them up and then put in a spice grinder? That might yield better results. I wouldn't put them in a blender as nice as a Ninja. Just sayin'.
Agree.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:03 AM   #14
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When I ground hard spices in my Magic Bullet, the only thing that happened was that the plastic container got a bit abraded on the inside and isn't nice and clear anymore. Unless the blender container is made of glass, I imagine the same thing would happen with hard candies.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:27 AM   #15
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Warning: When using a Ninja Pulse blender (which was a very good blender), DW put too many frozen ingredients into the cup. When she tried to activate the blender she stalled the motor. She did this only for seconds. Over a period of about a week of such abuse, the motor died.

When electric motors are stalled, there is no back EMF to limit the current flowing through the rotor windings, resulting in max current which heats up the wire and melts the wiring insulation, creating a short circuit, or even melting the rotor windings. All electric motors are subject to this. Do not overwork your blender, or food processor, or mixer. It will destroy them.

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Great advice, Chief!

I am thinking that a heavy mortar and pestle would get the job done.
On the other hand, that method would be quite labor intensive.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:11 PM   #17
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Great advice, Chief!

I am thinking that a heavy mortar and pestle would get the job done.
On the other hand, that method would be quite labor intensive.
I;m thinking sledge hammer, strong cloth bag filled with the candies, and a slap of steel to put it on. Or, maybe I'm just not thinking straight.

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How about breaking them into small pieces with a hammer or truck or whatever and then into the blender in small batches? I mean small enough that they don't strain the motor of the blender.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:42 PM   #19
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Place them in a double zippy bag and if you have an area in the back of your home that has cement, take it out there and with a hammer, bang away until the pieces are tiny enough for the blender.

The reason for the double zippy bag is because the candies will have sharp pointed ends that can pierce the zippy bag. The second bag is for insurance. Use a gallon size zippy bag. Room for the candies to smash down to powder.

Or, you might try reducing the candies on a microplane first. Just watch your fingers. Save the larger pieces for the zippy bag solution.
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Yep, that's for someone without a car Addie..
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