Hard Candy Chemistry: How To Make Edibile Glass Out of Sugar


Thu, Nov 10th, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

From the video's description:

Richard Hartel, Ph.D., professor of food engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison boils a mixture of sugar, water and corn syrup at temperatures over 300 degrees Fahrenheit to produce hard candy. The video demonstrates how the molten liquid candy cools to form what from a technical standpoint actually is a glass. Unlike window glass made of silica, this tasty glass is made of sugar.



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