Hard Candy Chemistry

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Did you know that hard candy is technically a glass? Dr. Richard Hartel is a professor of food engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Watch him make lemon drops and act like it's a chemistry lesson. -via the Presurfer

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Citric Acid affects the crystallization process. It helps the sugar recrystallize in the correct formation. Various other things, like corn syrup, can do the same thing. Corn syrup will help you if you have a problem with your sugar candy being grainy.
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