We’ve seen how jawbreakers can be crushed and melted, now watch how they they’re made. Each bone-crunching candy starts out as a tiny compressed sugar pellet, and gradually grows through a ridiculously loud process of tumbling in sugar, flavorings, and food coloring.
Tallahassee, Florida confectioner Lofty Pursuits shows off some of their old-school methods for making candies, as they pull melted sugar, crank it through vintage equipment, then crack it apart to create the final forms for their sweet treats. You can buy their candies here.
Oreo teamed up with European chocolate maker Milka to create delightful new treats that combine the form of a chocolate bar with the creamy and crunchy character of the popular cookie treat. They’re going for a premium on Amazon, so check your local grocery store.
It’s been a while since we checked in with The Food Surgeon, but his practice seems to be going strong. In his latest video, he helps to ensure a grape Red Vine has proper flow so it can be used as a drinking straw. Also how can something purple be called a Red Vine?
Wanton destruction of candy doesn’t usually rank high on our list, but there’s just something so satisfying about watching the layers of this jumbo jawbreaker being melted away into a pile of goo by a 1900ºF heat gun. Let’s Melt This‘ video was sped up by about 3x for effect.
It might look like an ordinary bottle of milk, but other than the label and the lid, this thing is entirely made from candy. DaveHax walks us through the relatively simple process of using drink bottles to mold chocolate into an edible container filled with even more candy treats.
The Hydraulic Press Channel rips off the Red Hot Nickel Ball dude, subjecting a seemingly everlasting candy to the force of their deadly press. The hemisphere shot was surprisingly satisfying, and the microwaved one is a reminder of why a blast shield is a good idea.
“If it tasted like steak, I’d get it.” Blind Film Critic Tommy Edison puts his senses to the test as he tastes several different Jelly Belly jelly beans and attempts to guess their colors. We’re guessing that it would be just as hard to guess the flavors if we were simply blindfolded.
Christmas might be over, but there’s always time for candy. Sit back, relax and enjoy the fascinating process behind the creation of these colorful holiday treats, from machines that pull hot sugar, to ones that transform a 100 lb. block of candy into a thin and twisty rope.