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Candy vs. Toffee

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Candynoun

Edible, sweet-tasting confectionery containing sugar, or sometimes artificial sweeteners, and often flavored with fruit, chocolate, nuts, herbs and spices, or artificial flavors.

Toffeenoun

(uncountable) a type of confectionery made by boiling sugar (or treacle, etc) with butter or milk, then cooling the mixture so that it becomes hard

Candynoun

A piece of confectionery of this kind.

Toffeenoun

(countable) a small, individual piece of toffee

‘a box of toffees’;

Candynoun

(slang, chiefly US) crack cocaine

Toffeenoun

(Northern England) any kind of sweets; candy

Candynoun

(obsolete) A unit of mass used in southern India, equal to twenty maunds, roughly equal to 500 pounds avoirdupois but varying locally.

Toffeenoun

Taffy.

Candyverb

(cooking) To cook in, or coat with, sugar syrup.

Toffeenoun

caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

Candyverb

(intransitive) To have sugar crystals form in or on.

‘Fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time.’;

Toffeenoun

a kind of firm or hard sweet which softens when sucked or chewed, made by boiling together sugar and butter, often with other ingredients or flavourings added

‘a pound of walnut toffee’;

Candyverb

(intransitive) To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass.

Toffeenoun

a small shaped piece of toffee.

Candyverb

To conserve or boil in sugar; as, to candy fruits; to candy ginger.

Toffeenoun

nonsense; rubbish

‘please don't expect me to fall for this load of old toffee’;

Candyverb

To make sugar crystals of or in; to form into a mass resembling candy; as, to candy sirup.

Toffee

Toffee is a confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses (creating inverted sugar) along with butter, and occasionally flour. The mixture is heated until its temperature reaches the hard crack stage of 149 to 154 °C (300 to 310 °F).

Candyverb

To incrust with sugar or with candy, or with that which resembles sugar or candy.

‘Those frosts that winter bringsWhich candy every green.’;

Candyverb

To have sugar crystals form in or on; as, fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time.

Candyverb

To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass.

Candynoun

Any sweet, more or less solid article of confectionery, especially those prepared in small bite-sized pieces or small bars, having a wide variety of shapes, consistencies, and flavors, and manufactured in a variety of ways. It is often flavored or colored, or covered with chocolate, and sometimes contains fruit, nuts, etc.; it is often made by boiling sugar or molasses to the desired consistency, and than crystallizing, molding, or working in the required shape. Other types may consist primarily of chocolate or a sweetened gelatin. The term may be applied to a single piece of such confection or to the substance of which it is composed.

Candynoun

Cocaine.

Candynoun

A weight, at Madras 500 pounds, at Bombay 560 pounds.

Candynoun

a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

Candyverb

coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze

Candy

Candy, also called sweets (British English) or lollies (Australian English, New Zealand English), is a confection that features sugar as a principal ingredient. The category, called sugar confectionery, encompasses any sweet confection, including chocolate, chewing gum, and sugar candy.

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