Arabic writers in the first half of the 9th century described the production of candy sugar, where crystals were grown as a result of cooling supersaturated sugar solutions. In order to accelerate crystallization, confectioners later learned to immerse small twigs in the solution for the crystals to grow on. The sugar solution was colored with cochineal and indigo and scented with ambergris or flower essence.
These days rock candy (in Australia) refers to hard boiled confectionery that is rolled and twisted before being cut into bite size pieces. This candy will either be personalised with names or have images of the fruit relating to the flavour of the candy.
Our bulk rock candy is hand made in Australia by special order. Please email me if you are interested, thanks.
If you are looking for personalised rock candy for a wedding, baby shower or special celebration click on this link.
How many of you were given a jar of these tasty little treats when Grandma came to visit?
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