Hard candy refers to a type of candy that is firm and solid, typically made from boiled sugar syrup and other ingredients like flavorings and colors. It is called “hard” because of its solid texture and brittle nature, as opposed to soft or chewy candies.

These candies come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. They can be transparent or opaque and are often individually wrapped to maintain their freshness and prevent sticking. Some common flavors include fruit flavors like strawberry, cherry, orange, lemon, and mint, among others. They can also be found in more unique or exotic flavors, depending on the manufacturer.The process of making hard candy involves boiling sugar syrup to a high temperature, which causes the syrup to solidify as it cools down. The addition of flavors and colors is done during this process. The hot syrup is poured into molds or allowed to cool on a flat surface, where it hardens into the desired shape.

Hard candy is enjoyed by many people of different ages and is popular for its long shelf life, portability, and the variety of flavors available. It is often used as a sweet treat, party favor, or simply as a snack.

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