I have been interested in finding hard candy that actually has cinnamon in it.
What I am getting at is that candies like red hots and fire balls are nothing but chemicals and flavorings. None of them actually have cinnamon in them. Even snooty Altoids new cinnamon tablets (not sure of the name) has no cinnamon.
Why is this? Does the nature of the spice ruin the candy making process? Is it comparatively costly?
First, you have to kill the Sandworm with your Crysknife…THEN, you have to GET to the Spice…oh, sorry. Wrong cinnamon
In this thread, Cinnamon (14 replies), it was suggested that candy might use oil of cinammon.
Tinker Grey posted: What I am getting at is that candies like red hots and fire balls are nothing but chemicals and flavorings.
What is cinammon, except a bunch of chemicals? Everything is a bunch of chemicals.
Thanx for the link Arnold.
Thanx for not saying, “Use the Damn Search Engine.” :o
Farmer John’s hard candies have the real flavor.
And they don’t taste like the red hots.
My old SO used to make cinnamon hard candy. I think it was just sugar, cinnamon stick and water, cooked to the “hard ball” stage.
She also ground grain for flour to make bread, among other wierd things. Cool, huh?
I have consulted the “source” and See’s candies have real cinnamon, the Hot Hearts (Valentines only)& the new cinnamon lolly. There is a web site “sees.com”, and a tollfree #, the lolly is particularly cinnamony. This is an unpaid Public service announcement.
When on doubt, ask the expert–the lady who works in a flavor lab. “Cinnamon” candy generally contains natural and artificial flavors. Cinnamon oil is made by rendering whatever is left of the cinnamon tree. The whole tree is cinnamon flavored. The artificial flavor is cinnamic aldehyde, which comes from God-knows-where. I’m guessing coal tar.