Jul 6, 2023
Laffy Taffy is often categorized as a caramel candy, but it’s far from it. Instead, the candy is a chewy, gummy candy with a bright, fruity flavor. Unfortunately, however, it’s so chewy and gummy that it gets stuck between your teeth, potentially ruining your dentist’s good work. That’s why we’ll talk about how to freeze-dry Laffy Taffy and turn it into a sweet, crunchy treat.
Like Nerd Clusters, Milk Duds, and Bit-O-Honey, Laffy Taffy expands insanely. The candy must be cut down in half (quarters is best if you could do it) to make it easier to eat. The smaller they start, the better your eating experience will be.
As the Laffy Taffy pieces expand, they turn super crunchy. So the smaller they are, the better eating experience you’ll get.
Pre-freezing is not necessary for candies, especially for Laffy Taffy. Candies like this one are better to work with when soft and warm.
There are now two versions of software available for Harvest Right Freeze Dryers. This guide will discuss how to freeze-dry Laffy Taffy on those two different software versions.
The settings for this version aren’t too complicated and easy to do.
As a side note, be there when the warming cycle ends. Because when the trays are done warming, the unit is going to cool down again and make your trays cold.
You have more room to customize the settings and activate Candy Mode.
Freeze-drying Laffy Taffy can take 9-12 hours, depending on how you set your freeze dryer. The temperature and humidity of the room can also affect the freeze-drying cycle. Of course, a newer software version is more efficient in the process.
Your freeze-dried Laffy Taffy should be at least double in size of your original candy. The candy should be lightweight as if you’re holding mini Styrofoam balls. When you bite into it, there’s no sticky chewiness, just a satisfying crunch.
For some, though, that crunch can be very hard. Therefore, we recommend letting the candy sit in your mouth for a few seconds before you chew on it. This is the reason why you have to process the candy as small as you possibly can.
If your freeze dryer’s currently busy taking care of other food, then try to buy freeze-dried Laffy Taffy online. Here are some stores that you could check out:
These Fruity Pillows are made from original Laffy Taffy candies. A bag of 8 bars of deliciousness can cost you $6.75.
You can get your freeze-dried Laffy Taffy delivered for a flat rate if $8.00. But if your order exceeds $75.00, they cut your shipping fee to $3.00.
If you want your partial to cherry-flavored Laffy Taffy, then go to Treaty Freeze Dried Food. The bag size is 5″ x 8″ x 2 1/2″, and it will cost you 7.00. there’s a 2-day processing time, with shipping rates depending on your order and location.
Customers who bought it are delighted with the fullness of flavor. The candy melts in your mouth and can bring back childhood memories. It’s a must-try, especially if you love cherry yogurt tubes.
The Freeze Dried Candy Company offers freeze-dried “Funny Taffy Squares” in 4oz bags. Each bag costs $8.75 and carries about 13-15 Funny Taffy squares.
Their freeze-dried Laffy Taffy is very popular that it gets sold out fast. One customer said the flavor was out of this world. Another enjoyed the flavor explosion but most appreciative of the “may be hard on the teeth” warning in the bag. It’s light and airy, yet not so fragile that it will shatter in your bag like Junior Mints.
Freeze-dried Laffy Taffy is a great escape from the sticky, chewy, taffy goodness. It’s very easy to do, especially if you have the Candy Mode option in your Harvest Right freeze dryer.
If you prefer to buy freeze-dried Laffy Taffy online, then you can try the stores suggested above. You can also look at Etsy sellers and support small local businesses. Whatever road you choose, just remember one thing: have fun!
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