Clear Toy Candy


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As a child growing up with a German heritage in Philly we always were treated to barley sugar toys at Christmas or as we called it weinachtszeit. There was also a variety of these that had a lollipop stick.

My tanta Emilie would give each of us children 2 or 3 of these fantastic little gems. We would play with them and over several days suck these candies into sweet oblivion. They have a unique taste all tasting the same. No matter what the color it was a barley taste and no no green lime of red cherry flavors.

I can’t wait to get a bag of these sweet memories.
Does anyone have an original barley sugar recipe? And where do you find the barley sugar?


I don’t know about barley sugar, but barley water was used to keep the candy very clear.

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