has anyone done anything with pressed powder candy before? Answered
I've seen instructions all over the internet (both here and other places) for nearly every type of candy except pressed powder candy. I've been experimenting myself with it, but the process is rather tedious, and I'd really like the help of someone who's done it before. I'm basically trying to come up with a good way to make caffeinated candy, and I think that pressed powder is the best way to go. so far, I'm making tablets using sorbitol, sucralose, caffeine and kool-aid, and I'm pressing the tablets using a cheap press (actually intended for "herbs") in a vice. however, my tablets are still flaky, and they dissolve almost immediately in the mouth; I think I need more pressure, and I think I'll only get that through a real machine. however, nobody seems to be making a cheap human-powered press that I'm aware of. If anybody's done this before, or attempted it, I'm just trying to get some advice on the best ways to go about this experiment.