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Old 07-06-2006, 06:43 PM   #1
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All about CANDY

Here is some interesting candy info I came across today -

candy - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

confection, confectionery, sweet - a food rich in sugar

candy bar - a candy shaped as a bar

carob bar - a bar of candy made with carob powder

hard candy - candy that is brittle; "you can break a tooth on that hard candy"

brandyball - a British candy flavored with brandy

patty - round flat candy

bonbon - a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate

brittle, toffee, toffy - caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

butterscotch - a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar

candy cane - a hard candy in the shape of a rod (usually with stripes)

candy corn - a small yellow and white candy shaped to resemble a kernel of corn

caramel - firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk

candyfloss, cotton candy, spun sugar - a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature

dragee - sugar-coated nut or fruit piece

dragee - silver-coated candy bead for decorating cakes

fondant - candy made of a thick creamy sugar paste

fudge - soft creamy candy

gumdrop - a jellied candy coated with sugar crystals

honey crisp - a crisp candy made with honey

mint candy, mint - a candy that is flavored with a mint oil

horehound - a candy that is flavored with an extract of the horehound plant

jelly bean, jelly egg - sugar-glazed jellied candy

kiss - any of several bite-sized candies

Scotch kiss - butterscotch candy kiss

licorice, liquorice - a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant

Life Saver - a candy shaped like a small lifesaver

all-day sucker, lollipop, sucker - hard candy on a stick

lozenge - a small aromatic or medicated candy

marshmallow - spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar

marchpane, marzipan - almond paste and egg whites

nougat - nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste

nougat bar - a bar of nougat candy often dipped in chocolate

nut bar - paste of nuts and sugar on a pastry base cut into bars

peanut bar - bar of peanuts in taffy

popcorn ball - popcorn combined with a thick sugar or molasses or caramel syrup and formed into balls

praline - cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans

rock candy - sugar in large hard clear crystals on a string

rock candy, rock - hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored

sugar candy - made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens

sugarplum - any of various small sugary candies

taffy - chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy

chocolate truffle, truffle - creamy chocolate candy

Turkish Delight - a jellied candy typically flavored with rose water

Easter egg - an egg-shaped candy used to celebrate Easter


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Old 08-12-2006, 06:07 AM   #2
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Great info!! SMART!!

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Old 06-08-2009, 08:33 PM   #3
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that's very interesting thanks for posting
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Bit of a sweet tooth today, lifesaver? It looks like you've bumped up nearly every candy and cobbler recipe in the forums.
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