This week for food Friday is another favorite candy of mine. I have loved this candy for as long as I can remember. Now it is more readily available, but I remember it being at special places, like the when we were on vacation and at a candy shop.
It is Rock Crystal Candy
and again I pick up the red/pink/purple candies.
Wikipedia says this
Rock candy (also called rock sugar) is a type of confectionery mineral composed of relatively large sugar crystals. The candy is formed by allowing a supersaturated solution of sugar and water to crystallize onto a surface suitable for crystal nucleation, such as a string or stick. Heating the water before adding the sugar allows more sugar to dissolve and thus produces larger crystals. Crystals form after 6-7 days.
The part I like the least about about rock candy is the stick. I really dislike biting into wood. Altho the rock candy on a string is worse. I usually put my rock candy in a bag and beat it off the stick so I can eat it without the wood. I know I'm weird.
Do you have a favorite sugary candy?
Have a blessed day!