Candy is a confection made from a concentrated solution of sugar in water, that flavorings and colorants are added to. Here you can ask various questions about candy.
Where are pop rocks modernly sold?
They are sold at many special candy shops, mostly ones that only sell candy. They are not sold at target, or places like that. But the cheapest place to buy them would be a dollar store, like dollar tree. I bought a pack of three for a dollar, vs a local candy store where i bought one pack for $1.10
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How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop?
Tootsie Roll Pops are known for the catch phrase "How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?" The phrase was first introduced in an animated commercial which debuted on U.S. television in 1970. No one knows. For the owl in the original commercial, it took three licks and then he bit into it. The whole point is that no one will ever know because you can't resist the great temptation of biting the candy shell to get to the center of a tootsie pop! Additional Input from Contributors: This is one of the more profound questions ever posed to humankind and animal alike. To test this hypothesis correctly, you must stop counting the moment that the 'center' (the tootsie roll blob at the core of the pop) becomes exposed. That should be considered 'reaching the center'. It depends on a variety of factors such as the size of your mouth, the amount of saliva, etc. Basically, the world may never know. According to the producers of Tootsie Poops the consensus seems to be between 600-800 licks One...two...three... three. I got a bag of tootsie roll pops once that seemed to be mis-manufactured, and the tootsie roll center was peeking out of the candy on almost all of them... so for that bag, the answer was one. If you wanted to get right to the center... there it was already. So it also depends on the pops you have. Scientifically: What you have to do is measure the amount of saliva you produce per lick, measure the volume of the Tootsie Pop, find the amount each lick your saliva takes away from the pop, and divide that much by the total volume of the Tootsie Pop. From Tootsie Roll Inc.: "We've been asking the question since 1970. Many have tried to lick their way to the center of the Tootsie Pop, and many have failed for they couldn't help but bite into it. But for those proud few who do make it to the center, and manage to keep count of how many licks it takes, we hold a special place in our hearts." I spent three hours counting with my friend we got 765, 902, 730, and 877. So on average about 800. When asking this matter to theexpert on Tootsie pops, Chuck Norris, he explained to me that if you roundhouse kick the tootsie properly it will lick itself, so zero licks! In an experiment by Miah and Dr. Shin, it was proposed that it takes, on average, 413 licks to get to the center (see links below) There are many factors that would go into how many licks it takes such as: acidity of saliva coarseness of the tongue how much amylase (enzymes) you have in your mouth Depends on how you lick it, below are some results Large licks:423 Small licks:752 There are several factors, needless to say, even if it's the same person counting, the # of licks will differ at each attempt. If you wanted to look at it semi-scientifically, the number of licks needed depend on these factors: * Pressure per square inch the tongue is applied to the surface of the tootsie pop (TP) * The average amount of square inch in contact between tongue and TP * At what measurement from the center of the stick of the TP at which you declare that you have reached the center of the TP. * The rotation factor of the TP - if the eater continues to lick one specific portion only to reach the center faster - or if licks are distributed evenly around the outer surface area of TP. And to a lesser extent: * Ambient temperature * Use of teeth / or lack of teeth of eater * Hunger of TP eater * Boredom of TP eater * Age of TP Lost count of licks Ran out of time Amount of saliva in the mouth The lollipop expired The temptation was to great and you bite down and took a bite Tongue size 1, 2, 3, CRUNCH! The world may never know…
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When was candy floss invented?
According to Gourmet magazine (February 2000), the real story takes place in 1897, when William Morrison and John C. Wharton, Tennessee candymakers from Nashville, invented the world's first electric machine that allowed crystallized sugar to be poured onto a heated spinning plate, then pushed by centrifugal force through a series of tiny holes. They proudly took their "Fairy Floss" to the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (otherwise known as the St. Louis World's Fair) and sold the product in chipped-wood boxes. Though they sold each box for a whopping 25 cents (half of the fair admission price), they sold 68,655 boxes. (That same fair also introduced the world's first ice-cream cone.) Early spun-sugar machines were extremely unreliable. They rattled and broke down constantly. The introduction of spring bases in 1949 proved to be a breakthrough. The company that introduced that innovation, Gold Medal Products of Cincinnati, Ohio, manufactures almost 100 percent of all cotton-candy machines in the country today.
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What were the original 4 flavors of lifesavers candy?
Where can you buy Minibala candy?
I've been searching for these candies for a couple years now. I've tracked it down to two companies. ODRA, a polish company Peccin, A Brazilian company I would say the Brazilian version is better but its subjective. They are the ones who make the 'original' bala brand. However, I have found that its easier to buy the ODRA version which are equally tasty and to the untrained eye and tongue are identical. Eitherway, you'll likely have to go through importers and don't be surprised if the smallest quantity you can buy is several hundred grams. I have though, twice on occassion found a mom and pop candy store selling the ODRA's in bulk. Today, I found a restaurant who sold me a 100g bag of ODRA. See links below
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What is the meaning of heart eyes on sugar skull?
symbolic meaning to the human skull. Called "calaveras de azúcar" in Spanish, these sugary sweets are sold everywhere on the days and weeks leading up to Day of the Dead. Market stalls are lined with rows and rows of colorful skulls, created from sugar and decorated with multi-colored icing, shiny foil, sequins and glitter. These festive treats are also made at home. Sugar skulls are given as gifts to both the living and the dead, often with the name of the recipient written on the skull's forehead in icing. When they are offered to the dead, they are placed lovingly on an altar for the deceased along with other ofrenda, such as the person's favorite foods and drinks when they were alive.
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What is the nutritional value of candy?
Almost all candy contains some form of sugar; sugars are simple carbohydrates, which provides a quick burst of energy, often followed by a 'crash'. Some candy bars may contain a small amount of protein (from, for example, peanuts) or calcium (from the milk used in milk chocolate); but these are more than offset by the amount of calorie-dense fats that such bars also contain. Bottom line, eat candy for the enjoyment, or for a short term energy shot. But don't expect to get a lot of nutrition along the way. And if getting (or staying) in shape is important to you, make sure to have candy only in moderation, as a special treat.