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.