hard candy


Definition of hard candy

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

Examples of hard candy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The piece was one of a series of installations by the artist — who created similar piles out of chocolate and hard candy — that evoked cycles of depletion and regeneration. Los Angeles Times, "How a project to honor artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres devolved into an Instagram stunt," 5 June 2020 The American Diabetes Association also recommends gathering simple carbs like regular soda, honey, jam, Jell-O, hard candies or popsicles. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Why people with diabetes, like Tom Hanks, may be at increased risk of coronavirus," 13 Mar. 2020 Besides valentines, soldiers can also be sent snacks and needed supplies like beef jerky, gum, hard candy, Pringles, snack or power bars, and travel size personal items like Carmex, lotion, toothpaste, tooth brushes, hand sanitizer and wipes. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lake Country students made hundreds of Valentine's Day cards for soldiers overseas," 14 Feb. 2020 Ever wondered what those hard candies your grandmother kept in a bowl for years taste like? Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Meet your Girl Scout Cookie match," 29 Feb. 2020 Water and hard candy will be available at the checkpoint both days. Christina Hyder, baltimoresun.com, "North Laurel/Savage: Festivities under way at Savage Mill, Bollman Bridge," 3 Dec. 2019 These sessions were made all the more intriguing by the sheer diversity of candies doled out back then: dozens of different candy bars, hard candies, cream chews, taffies, toffees, jelly beans. BostonGlobe.com, "I should start by disclosing that Halloween is my favorite holiday on earth. I love the blatantly transactional nature of it, the fact that it jettisons religious tradition in favor of uncut sugar lust.," 12 Oct. 2019 This includes hard candy, chewing gum and lollipops. Laura Daily, Washington Post, "Halloween costs can be scary. Here are smart and creative ways to save.," 24 Sep. 2019 On its own, cooking sugar can create anything from taffy to hard candy depending on the temperature. Daniel Wolfe, Quartzy, "Here’s what to do with your leftover candy corn," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of hard candy

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hard candy was in 1878

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“Hard candy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20candy. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hard candy

: a small, hard piece of candy with a sweet and usually fruity flavor

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