This is How Jawbreakers are Made


The first time I saw the movie Jawbreaker, it terrified me. The premise of choking to death on a jawbreaker kept me away from the rock-hard candied treat for at least a decade. For anyone who’s wondered what makes a jawbreaker so tough, it’s thanks to layers upon layers of colored sugar. Every kid’s dream, right?

The multi-layered sweet, also known as a gobstopper, is coated over and over again with differed degrees of sugar and compressed into a ball. They can last for minutes or hours depending on how much one sucks. One could say they’re damn near everlasting.

How It’s Made posted a video detailing the tedious process behind creating a single jawbreaker. We won’t spoil much, but it’s super fascinating seeing all the work and ingredients that go into making the hard candy:

H/T Design Taxi

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

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