hard candy


Definition of hard candy 

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

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Each sale could buy me three pieces of hard candy from the candywalla. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "‘Choose Marriage or Education’," 29 May 2018 Go Organic Hillside Candy makes Go Organic hard candies that double as breath mints in flavors like iced mint mango, ginger, and honey. Kris Rile, Good Housekeeping, "7 Best Breath Mints That Aren't Packed With Chemicals," 12 July 2017 Employees who could be affected include cooks, hard candy makers, truck operators, various machine operators and attendants, and administrative positions — including the chief financial officer and chief executive. Katheleen Conti, BostonGlobe.com, "Not so sweet: Most Necco employees may face layoffs," 12 Mar. 2018 From gummies to hard candy to chocolate, Sugar has it all. Birmingham Magazine, AL.com, "Food: the results of 2018 Best of Birmingham Family & Kids," 6 Mar. 2018 Still stacked below, and pointed out along the tour, are hundreds of tins of crackers and hard candy, as well as water in barrels and plastic bottles. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Grand Canyon Caverns: Arizona's deepest, darkest hotel room," 5 Mar. 2018 Those fliers were held down with a hard candy, police said, which is similar to other KKK materials that were discovered in Leesburg in October and November, also weighed down with candy. Allison Klein, Washington Post, "KKK propaganda fliers found in Loudoun County," 14 Jan. 2018 Other fliers were seen being held down by hard candy on a local running trail. Anne Branigin, The Root, "Racists Commemorate MLK Day by Hitting Northern Va. Community With KKK Fliers," 15 Jan. 2018 Variation: Using a food processor or coffee bean or nut grinder, grind coffee or espresso hard candies to a chunky powder and stir them into the icing. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "Coffee and chicory cookie recipe for a bit of New Orleans flavor," 21 Dec. 2017

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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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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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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