Candy, also called sweets or lollies, is a confection that features sugar as a principal ingredient. The category, called sugar confectionery, encompasses any sweet confection, including chocolate, chewing gum, and sugar candy. Vegetables, fruit, or nuts which have been glazed and coated with sugar are said to be candied.
Physically, candy is characterized by the use of a significant amount of sugar, or, in the case of sugar-free candies, by the presence of sugar substitutes. Unlike a cake or loaf of bread that would be shared among many people, candies are usually made in smaller pieces. However, the definition of candy also depends upon how people treat the food. Unlike sweet pastries served for a dessert course at the end of a meal, candies are normally eaten casually as a snack between meals. Each culture has its own ideas of what constitutes candy rather than dessert. The same food may be a candy in one culture and a dessert in another.
From chocolates to lollipops, children and mature adults enjoy indulging in candy. It’s consumed as a daily treat, for special occasions, such as weddings and birthday parties and during holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas. Whether you make candy as a hobby, or spent years working as a candy maker for a shop, you may consider starting a home-based candy making business.
If you're great at making candy, you may have the beginnings of a business in your kitchen. Running your own business is never particularly easy, but a home-based candy-making business does have a few advantages over other types of self-employment. The supplies are relatively inexpensive, and almost everyone eats candy sometimes. One great advantage of a candy business is that candy stays fresh much better than most other types of food, so you have a bit of flexibility in terms of how quickly it sells.