Hard Boiled Candy

(deposited, formed, lollipops)

Colorful lollipops and hard-boiled candies can be jewel-like eye-catching treats which are possible in a multitude of shades and finishes.


  • In general, deposited candies will require a lower color dosage compared to pulled and formed candies. The amount of pulling of the candy mass will affect the color intensity
  • Starting color dosage range is 0.08% w/w – 0.50% w/w
  • To achieve bright reds and pink hues, lowering the pH of the base to <3.2 is ideal

Manufacturing process

  • Avoid excessive processing and hold times
  • It is best to avoid pre-mixing colors and flavors
  • When working with blues, greens and violets, avoid direct contact with acids. For best results, full consideration of the process is important


  • Overall color stability is very good