How It's Made: Watermelon Hard Candy

  • Published: 31 May 2019
  • Now you know how watermelon hard candy is made.

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    ***WARNING***This video is made for educational and entertainment purposes only, if you attempt to make this at home you do so at your own risk and we can not be held responsible for any injuries. Making hard candy is a dangerous process since such high temperature are used to make it. With that said, for those that are curious and want specifics this is how we make it.

    For one full size batch we combine into a copper kettle 7 pounds of corn syrup, 14 pounds of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar and 2 quarts of water. We heat it up to 310°F, then add the flavoring oil before removing it from the stove and pouring it onto the marble table to cool down. Here we add in color and flavoring oil before stretching it on the hook. We stretch it to add in air bubbles which turns it white. We combine the stripes into the body and put it through our fancy candy cutter, then we just wait for it to cool down and bag it up for you to buy!

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Comments • 6 272

  • Hercules Candy
    Hercules Candy   4 months back

    For the people wondering why we use our hands to put the corn syrup into the kettle it would stick to gloves or a ladle too much if we did that, trust us we've tried. Also the health code regulations that we abide by have determined that it is more than safe for us to do so without gloves because we then heat the candy up to 310ºF or 154ºC. As for the people worrying that Max didn't use soap when "washing his hands," he actually wasn't washing his hands, corn syrup isn't unsanitary or pathogenic, he was just rinsing the corn syrup off of his hands. And the reason he was rinsing his hands in between grabbing the corn syrup is because if you rinse your hands under cold water then corn syrup won't stick to your hands very much. The more you know 🌈🌠

    • Fatty Boy
      Fatty Boy  2 days back

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    • henkestenke
      henkestenke  3 days back

      Working with food, you sometimes need to feel it without a glove. Like meat, when cutting it, I like to feel it with my bare hands. Of course I wash my hands immaculately and use alcohol, and when working with fish and chicken I also wear gloves. People need to relax. In my opinion, it’s all the sterile environments that causes gluten and lactose intolerances to escalate dramatically the past decade or so.

    • Christine Wood
      Christine Wood  4 days back

      I was more worried it was hot and burning him but his hands look fine. 😁

    • Eisdax
      Eisdax  1 weeks back

      It seems like the people upset about using the hands instead something else don't know basic things about cooking in general. lol

    • Firstnameno Lastnameyes
      Firstnameno Lastnameyes  2 weeks back

      I am glad you have cleared this up for all the folks out there that have no common sense, and ignorant or oblivious to this specific candy's progress!

  • Cat Beantoes
    Cat Beantoes  5 hours back

    Did anyone else see that they were watching Edward VI ?

    • Breanna Jewell
      Breanna Jewell  15 hours back


        ANGELINA NICOLE SENECAL  15 hours back


        • Grimrpr6942
          Grimrpr6942  16 hours back

          From way back in the day, "Looney Tunes basketball game" was called Looney Tunes B-Ball for SNES, my kids loved that game.

          • katya
            katya  19 hours back

            TIL no egg craig is the hercules candy guy

            • Trevor Patterson
              Trevor Patterson  23 hours back

              The driving game was Spy Hunter.

              • horse girl
                horse girl  1 days back

                What kind of candy is that?

                • H20 Assasin
                  H20 Assasin  1 days back

                  Terry is snarky with Max.She is kinda rude in this episode.

                  • Jordan Ciera Williamson

                    Just a question, is there a reason why you don’t wear a beard net? I work for a hospital and everyone with facial hair is required to wear one. Are laws different in every state? I’m in California, but I’ve seen so many different practices, in regards to hairnets, beard nets, and gloves.

                    • Glen Williams
                      Glen Williams  2 days back

                      When I saw the sugar I said WELCOME TO DIABETES!!!!

                      • Chrisnathalie Hojnatzki

                        This is straight up DIABETES BRO...😮😮

                        • Piffer Cip
                          Piffer Cip  2 days back

                          You are fantastic. A beautiful family ☺️

                          • Shirley Groenewald
                            Shirley Groenewald  2 days back

                            I thought it would looked like a real melon with the green outside pink inside with the black pitts and cut into slices.

                            • Shirley Groenewald
                              Shirley Groenewald  2 days back

                              Why don't you try kiwifruit, banana, strawberries, all interesting fruits and put them in one packet and call it Fuities. Love the videos.

                              • Stratosara
                                Stratosara  2 days back

                                I wanted to reach into the screen and grab a handful of those candies. They're so beautiful with all the colors.

                                • Crossy Aj
                                  Crossy Aj  2 days back

                                  I finally found another bills fan #billsmafia

                                  • EL2ZGOD
                                    EL2ZGOD  2 days back

                                    Who else eats candy while watching this?

                                    • Amanda Lopez
                                      Amanda Lopez  2 days back

                                      This woman is getting on my nerves, just make more!

                                      • Lawran Trevillyan
                                        Lawran Trevillyan  3 days back

                                        That comment about the mixed vegetables gave me a idea. What if you guys did a limited edition thanksgiving candy special and made like little thanksgiving dinner look a like trays. Like make the candy a mini Thanksgiving Dinner? And had cool like custom order dinner trays made forthe packaging. That would be awesome to see

                                        • Damian HeartofDiamonds

                                          Very cool

                                          • _gacha shadow cat_ Hilde

                                            7:08 what the heck is that knife thing

                                            • Aaron Hupp
                                              Aaron Hupp  3 days back

                                              Actual footage of Wizards. Wow. I've been going through depression and watching y'all make candy is better than any drug or Dr. visit. Thank you.

                                              • Jay Chowdhury
                                                Jay Chowdhury  3 days back

                                                Do yall get a lot of ants or critters??

                                                • Kasen Dean
                                                  Kasen Dean  3 days back

                                                  Looks like a candy snake cut in pieces😂

                                                  • pa eas
                                                    pa eas  4 days back

                                                    why are your videos getting longer and longer? almost an hour?!? shut up about all your random stuff... im here to see the candy not listen to childhood games and arguing about your notes... get to the damned point.

                                                    • pa eas
                                                      pa eas  4 days back

                                                      everyone is surprised about the sugar content... im surprised they are using 8/10 lb bags!!!! why is a candy company not buying 25/50 lb bags?!?

                                                      • hung dothanh
                                                        hung dothanh  4 days back

                                                        Is look like slime

                                                        • Mackenzie McCarver
                                                          Mackenzie McCarver  4 days back

                                                          thats not candy that diabetes

                                                          • Quad X Chapter 2
                                                            Quad X Chapter 2  4 days back

                                                            I swear i wanted to take a big bite of that soft candy while they were mixing it.

                                                            • Lethal NJector
                                                              Lethal NJector  4 days back

                                                              No hair nets for his facial hair? wtf I work in a candy factory making hard candies and gummies, never seen anyone with out a hair net if they had that much facial hair. Kinda grossed out out that.

                                                              • AshThePheonix 200
                                                                AshThePheonix 200  4 days back

                                                                *everyone*: OMG they used so much sugar!!!

                                                                *me*: well at least they don’t need to weigh it out 😕

                                                              • Christine Wood
                                                                Christine Wood  4 days back

                                                                This is a great video!

                                                                • Captain Blackbeard
                                                                  Captain Blackbeard  4 days back

                                                                  those are all lego stones for me

                                                                  • Devil0356
                                                                    Devil0356  4 days back

                                                                    Why did he hammer the hook?
                                                                    Why does no one care that he hammered the hook? XD

                                                                    • Devil0356
                                                                      Devil0356  1 days back

                                                                      @Mgarc68 12e Ahhhh thank you I was so curious XD

                                                                    • Mgarc68 12e
                                                                      Mgarc68 12e  2 days back

                                                                      it shakes/vibrates the hook which helps the candy unstick

                                                                  • Fernando Smoove
                                                                    Fernando Smoove  4 days back

                                                                    I want candy

                                                                    • Johnny Wrench
                                                                      Johnny Wrench  4 days back

                                                                      I love watching this . I need some candy and I am home in bed,lol I want to try to make candy some day I would probably eat it all too.

                                                                      • Sherman DeHart
                                                                        Sherman DeHart  4 days back

                                                                        Did He just use a pot for water that He used too wash His hands? NASTY

                                                                        • Danny Schwab
                                                                          Danny Schwab  4 days back

                                                                          Man I haven't had candy just made like this in so long i was up in Mackinac in northern mich. That was 16 years ago they made fresh candy toffee so good. It's just so much better than stuff in bags from a Store. That watermelon my fav. My mom hated that smell so growing up didn't get to often was so glad when I moved out lol. But watching this I wish I was rich ide order some of alot flavors exspecly watermelon and the root beer or cherry yum. But ide order box full make a vidoe then find people to give some away to. I fish alot so be a good place to offer someone some good candy. But thanks for making this vidoe it's been so long since I watched someone do it. And I got to see alot more with you didn't get to see all that in person. Wish y'all the best. God bless.

                                                                          • Danny Schwab
                                                                            Danny Schwab  4 days back

                                                                            Ps. I just went to your web page omg peanut brittle the drops with chocolate and coconut and the peanut butter yea made me lick my phone. Wasn't the same lol. But yea makes me fill like I was back in Mackinaw again. Thank you.

                                                                        • Teh Ali
                                                                          Teh Ali  5 days back

                                                                          Tooooooo much talk:-)

                                                                          • Aliseana Felton
                                                                            Aliseana Felton  5 days back

                                                                            Was it fun to watch him

                                                                            • I Am Happy So Why Aren't you?.

                                                                              Watermelon and blue raspberry are my two favorite flavored candy!.

                                                                              • Mark Leon
                                                                                Mark Leon  5 days back

                                                                                You should have one that says yum in my tum

                                                                                • Romanse Casanova
                                                                                  Romanse Casanova  5 days back

                                                                                  How about strawberry kiwi, blueberry lemon, peach white cranberry,

                                                                                  • fxxkfaith g
                                                                                    fxxkfaith g  5 days back

                                                                                    This looks like a fun place to work

                                                                                    • John Doe
                                                                                      John Doe  5 days back

                                                                                      Just make it and shut up

                                                                                      • Erik Baeza
                                                                                        Erik Baeza  5 days back

                                                                                        That's What I Call diabetes Type 1 or type 2

                                                                                        • MrsKankyCurly
                                                                                          MrsKankyCurly  5 days back

                                                                                          Will you taste the watermelon or the sugar? Lol.