The origin of candy
The development history of candy can be traced back to 3000 years ago. The word "Yi" appeared in Chinese ancient books in the Han Dynasty. Yi candy may be the earliest hard candy...
The development history of candy can be traced back to 3000 years ago. The word "Yi" appeared in Chinese ancient books in the Han Dynasty. Yi candy may be the earliest hard candy.
More than 1000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians used honey, dates and figs to make sweet food; During the Tang Dynasty, sugarcane was introduced from India to China for cultivation; From the end of the 16th century to the middle of the 18th century, the French proposed crystal sugar from beets; In the 16th century, Europeans discovered cocoa and made cocoa into chocolate in the 19th century; The candy production process was gradually formed in the late 19th century.
The early candy is mainly made of granulated sugar and liquid syrup. After boiling, mixed with some food additives, and through mixing, cooling, molding and other process operations, it forms a sweet solid food with different texture, shape, color, smell, taste, and packaging, which is resistant to storage and easy to carry. The structure of candy is amorphous or microcrystalline solid, and the quality requirements of candy are: small water absorption, strong crystallinity resistance, low sweetness, high fineness, and good shape retention.