There will be some days when all you crave is some delicious treats. On a long day, in the afternoon, you find yourself craving for something sweet. You find a lollipop that has been on the table for a couple of weeks. It looks fine, but is it? How long do lollipops stay good to eat?
In short, hard candy lollipops last for a very long time. If you store them properly, they can be enjoyed for many years to come. For our lollipops, we set the expiration date to one year.
Exploring the process of making a hard candy lollipop will help us understand why hard candy lasts so long.
Lollipops are made with sugar and corn syrup, with a bit of flavoring and coloring.
Sugar is a natural preservative that prevents bacterial growth. When sugar is added to food, it attaches to water. This results in a lower concentration of water that prevents the growth of microorganisms.
This inherent nature of sugar allows it to be good for many years to come.
Corn syrup is also very resistant to expiring. Most corn syrups will last many years, even if it has been opened.
With the right temperature and humidity, hard candy lollipops can last for many years. Keeping lollipops in a cool, dark place is the best way to store it.
But what we all need to keep in mind is that if the candy is extremely sticky or has a grainy texture, it is most likely expired due to temperature abuse or the crystallization of sugar.
Sparko Sweets wants everyone to enjoy lollipops. Our lollipops are made with non-GMO cane sugar and high-quality corn syrup sourced domestically. We had to find the best ingredients out there because we want our customers to have the best lollipops they will ever find. We also want you to be able to keep them longer because we work hard to making not only delicious but also very beautiful lollipops that you'd want to look at and take pictures of for days before eating them.
There you have it! We really hope you find this information useful. Go ahead and enjoy a lollipop today, you deserve it!
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