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how do you make sour candy

i make homemae hard candy and suckers i want to make sour kind i got alum to use for the sour but it is not turning out right so does anyone know how to make sour candy what do i add for the sour part

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faith86

Asked by faith86 at 2:57 PM on Aug. 21, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • citric acid
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 2:58 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • how do i get that.. is there anyway to use alum powder in a mix for it
    faith86

    Comment by faith86 (original poster) at 3:01 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I don't know about using alum, but you can get citric acid at a whole foods store or if you don't have one close I'm sure you can purchase it online.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 3:08 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • sorry i cant help you out
    ladybug36519

    Answer by ladybug36519 at 3:09 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I do not think alum powder is what you are wanting. That's the ingredient in pickles and canned fruit that keep them crisp. It is hydrated potassium aluminium sulfate, not an acid. Acids are required if you want sour. Citric or Malic will give you the best results.
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 3:12 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • anyone have a recipe for sour hard candy
    faith86

    Comment by faith86 (original poster) at 5:13 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 2:48 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 2:49 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 2:49 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

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