Health and Medicine Question #172

Cheryl Wess, a 17 year old female from the Internet asks on May 16, 2000,

Why when you make lollypops do you have to boil the ingredients to 300 degrees for it to harden?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on May 16, 2000

The fundamental idea here is to create a supersaturated solution of sugar in water. Then when you cool it, an amorphous crystalline mass forms - your lollypops. Check this recipe page for more information.

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