Handmade Rose Stain Glass Candy with Petals – A beloved 1700s choice of Martha Washington. Aromatic!
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From Medicines to Treats
Hard candies such as stain glass originated as throat lozenges and treats. The boiled sugars of the 1600s evolved into drops in the 1700s – and of course stain glass. By the mid to late 1800s, familiar hard candies like butterscotch disks, clove balls, sour balls, and others were all the rage.
Stain Glass… Candy?
Colorful stained glass spans these time periods and was often made at home. It’s even featured in Martha Washington’s cookbook! And rose flower? Roses have long been a symbol of love, used in syrups, and a variety of confections. These stain glass candies (circa 1700s) contain actual rose petals, reminiscent of the ancient method of suspending petals, nuts and seeds in sugar. Comes in a 4 oz bag with the history on the label.
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