hard candy


: a candy made of sugar and corn syrup boiled without crystallizing

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The flavor is smooth, with ripe strawberries, marshmallow, peach tea, pine, and red hard candy. oregonlive, 27 Jan. 2023 The easiest way to take CBD oils for insomnia is in the form of an edible like gummies or hard candy. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 July 2022 First, try using a hard candy product instead of gummies. Dallas News, 22 Dec. 2022 In the case of hard candy, confectioners and professional candy-makers typically bring the boiling sugar solution to about 150°C (302°F) before removing it from the heat. Alice Chi Phung, Discover Magazine, 28 Oct. 2014 Schimpff's is famous for its cinnamon Red Hots, hard candy fish, and Modjeskas, a marshmallow hand dipped into rich, creamy homemade caramel. Staff, The Courier-Journal, 7 Nov. 2022 Nancy Oliver and Allison Miller, the creator and showrunner, give the series an astute feminist grounding under its hard candy shell. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 30 May 2022 There are lacy bonnets for vegetables, glass knife and fork rests shaped like pieces of hard candy and a candelabra made to hold eggs rather than candles. New York Times, 13 May 2022 Both sides of the family had hard candy luck during the pandemic. Kevin Fisher-paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hard candy was in 1848

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“Hard candy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20candy. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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