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    I read the definition of barley sugar Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary:
    barley sugar: a clear hard candy made from boiled sugar
    But what does 'boiled sugar' mean? And what does 'boiled' in 'boiled sugar' mean? What about 'boiled sweet'?
    Thanks very much.

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    Default Re: Boiled sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    I read the definition of barley sugar Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary:
    barley sugar: a clear hard candy made from boiled sugar
    But what does 'boiled sugar' mean? And what does 'boiled' in 'boiled sugar' mean? What about 'boiled sweet'?
    Thanks very much.
    Have you looked up "boil/boiled" in a dictionary?

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    Default Re: Boiled sugar

    I read the definition of barley sugar Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary:
    barley sugar: a clear hard candy made from boiled sugar
    But what does 'boiled sugar' mean? And what does 'boiled' in 'boiled sugar' mean? What about 'boiled sweet'?

    "boiled sugar" is sugar dissolved in water and heated until it boils. Other ingredients might be added in the process and the resulting liquid, often called a syrup, is allowed to cool to produce a hard sweet/lolly/candy etc, the terms will vary depending on the region.

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