No Flavor To Homemade Lollipop

by Miz Crist

There is no flavor to homemade lollipops I made...



When using the hard candy recipe to make lollipops, I add flavoring to the mix but when they harden they don't taste like the flavor. They taste like sugar & not the flavoring.


What am I doing wrong?








Hi Miz Crist,


What type of flavoring are you using when you make your hard candy lollipops? Are you using flavoring extracts or flavor oils?


Oil flavorings are going to give you a better longer lasting flavor than an extract. Most people like to use the LorAnn flavor oils as they seem to be the best quality.


When using LorAnn oils for flavoring your hard candy lollipops, you really only need a few drops because they are so strong.


I assume you are adding the flavoring after you take the candy mixture off the heat as well. That's when you need to add it, and be sure to not stir for too long. Just a quick stir for a few seconds is all you need.


You should also be careful not to have your face directly over the bowl when adding the flavoring, particularly if it is something in the mint family, etc. You'll get quite a whiff when the flavor oil hits the hot syrup and could end up "crying" over it. :) It can take your breath away a bit.


Mmmmm. It's been a while since I made hard candy, but it sounds extraordinarily tempting today for some reason.


Are you making your lollipops for a special occasion or just for fun? They do make wonderful party favors when they come out right!


I hope that helps some and that you are able to get the results you are hoping for.


Blessings,
Angie

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May 01, 2012
Bulk Size Candy Flavor Oils NEW
by: Angie

Hi Sandra,

Here are a couple of places where you can try.

Mabel White seems to have flavor oils in 8 ounce bottles. I don't know the quality, but that's a larger size than usual.

Candy Flavor also has a large selection of bulk flavoring oils both water based and oil based. They sell them in 8 ounces, 16 ounces, and even gallon sizes.

Hope that helps you find what you need. What are you making all those suckers for? We'd love to see some of your work. Maybe you'd be willing to take some photos and tell us about what you do. We can add a page here specifically about your candy making adventures. :)

Apr 30, 2012
SUCKER OILS NEW
by: SANDR WAGSTAFF

i AM MAKING SUCKERS IN BULK AND I NEED TO FIND A SOURCE THAT CAN SELL ME FLAVORINGS IN BULK SIZES NOT IN THE SIZE OF THE LORANN SIZE I HAVE BOUGHT FLAVORING A WHILE AGO BUT MY SOURCE WENT OUT OF BUSSINESS AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GET ANY MORE OF THEM I BOUGHT THEM OUT OF SANY UTAH. SO PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU CAN FIND THANK YOU SANDRA

May 16, 2011
Kool-Aid to Flavor Lollipops
by: Anonymous

Interesting Idea! I don't think I would have ever come up with the idea of using Kool-Aid to flavor lollipops. Not bad. :)


Definitely be sure to let us know how the fruit juice turns out. It seems like it wouldn't be concentrated enough (unless you used a fruit concentrate), but I've never tried it, so I'll leave it up to you to experiment and report back.


For the absolute best results, I think you'll find that the LorAnn Oils will achieve that for you (and they are really inexpensive), but do keep us posted!

~Angie

May 16, 2011
Response
by: Miz Crist

Thanks for responding! I was using regular flavoring. I was making them to practice. I've since used Kool Aid package to flavor & they came out okay. I'm going to keep trying until I perfect them. My next ones will be made using real fruit juice.

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