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 sweet-chili sauce tasted like hard candy spiked with red-pepper flakes and reminded me of my favorite McDonald’s sauce growing up: sweet-and-sour. New York Times, 14 July 2021 For example, a slippery hard candy with a round shape about the size of a drinking straw could block a windpipe. Lauren Harrison, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 3 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 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, 14 Feb. 2020 Ever wondered what those hard candies your grandmother kept in a bowl for years taste like? Scottie Andrew, CNN, 29 Feb. 2020 Water and hard candy will be available at the checkpoint both days. Christina Hyder, baltimoresun.com, 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, 12 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 18 Sep. 2021.

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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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