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Rock Candy: powdered sugar vs table sugar Answered



Will powdered sugar work in rock candy? I already know that table sugar works.

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caitlinsdad (author)2011-03-03

I think powdered sugar contains a small amount of cornstarch or some other additive to keep it from clumping in the box. You are trying to make a super saturated solution of pure sugar that will crystallize out to form your rock candy. Use the powdered form only for decoration afterwards.

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NachoMahma (author)caitlinsdad2011-03-03

.  +1, except for the last sentence. Experiment! Try the powdered sugar and see what happens. Will crystal shape/size change? Color?

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caitlinsdad (author)NachoMahma2011-03-03

be sure to wipe that residue on your nose.

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NachoMahma (author)caitlinsdad2011-03-03

. Would that be the white sugar residue or the brown sugar residue?

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So does that me caitlinsdad is a white noser or brown noser? Enquiring minds want to know!
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caitlinsdad (author)NachoMahma2011-03-03

if you're asking, depends on how heavy you sugarcoat it with molasses

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