Flavoring Hard Candies

Hard candies are a staple in the confectionery industry, and they come in many different forms. Their popularity has led them to be invented and reinvented many times over, each time with a fun new twist. Both children and adults love these sweet treats, no matter what flavors they come in – and they come in an incredibly diverse range of delicious flavors.


The most well known hard candy is the mint. Both regular mint flavors and specialty versions such as spearmint, which can be produced with Advanced Biotech’s Natural Carvone-D are available. However, unique twists on the classic mint include mint-chocolate and fruity mint variations.


Fruit flavors are also among the most common flavors when it comes to hard candies. Among the most classic flavors in hard candy when it comes to fruit are cherry, orange, lemon-lime, strawberry, watermelon, and even flavors such as banana and berry. Mixtures of many different flavors are also a popular treat. Tropical mixes, general “fruit punch” style mixes, berry mixes, and much more can all be created.


Other hard candy flavors seek to recreate other classic desserts. Some, like caramel and butterscotch, are long-time staples in the hard candy industry. However, many companies continually seek to create new flavors, such as crème brulee, lemon cake, and vanilla custard, just to name a few.


One of the more interesting things when it comes to hard candy is the fact that, with dietary and health concerns driving the way so many consumers purchase confectionery goods, making natural flavor ingredients more popular than ever.


Natural flavor ingredients can be used to create great confectionery treats of many different kinds, and the best thing about them is that they do not have to taste like a dietary option at all. Great fruit flavors can also help to enhance sugar-free candy options. Hard candies are a classic treat, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for growth when it comes to creating and customizing great new flavors.