Old-Fashioned Orange Candy Delight

Step back in time and indulge in the nostalgic charm of our Old-Fashioned Orange Candy. This timeless treat captures the essence of yesteryears, delivering a burst of citrusy sweetness that harks back to simpler days. Crafted with care and a dash of retro flair, this candy is a delightful journey into the past, evoking memories of penny candy stores and the joyous anticipation of unwrapping a sugary treasure.


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange extract
  • Orange food coloring (optional)
  • Powdered sugar (for coating)


  1. Prepare Candy Mixture:
  • In a saucepan, combine granulated sugar, water, and corn syrup. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Continue cooking without stirring until the mixture reaches the hard crack stage (300°F or 149°C).
  1. Add Flavor and Color:
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and let it cool for a moment. Stir in orange extract and, if desired, add a few drops of orange food coloring to enhance the vibrancy.
  1. Shape the Candy:
  • Pour the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow it to cool slightly but not completely.
  • With buttered hands, begin pulling and stretching the candy until it turns opaque and light in color.
  1. Cut into Pieces:
  • Using buttered scissors, cut the stretched candy into bite-sized pieces. Work quickly before the candy hardens.
  1. Coat with Powdered Sugar:
  • Toss the orange candy pieces in powdered sugar to prevent sticking.
  1. Let it Set:
  • Allow the candies to set completely before storing them in an airtight container.

Enjoy the sweetness and simplicity of bygone eras with our Retro Orange Candy. This delightful confection evokes the essence of nostalgia in your palate while paying tribute to the timeless appeal of classic treats. Savor the flavors of the past while making new memories with loved ones by sharing these zesty gems. Take pleasure in creating a timeless confection that appeals to all age groups, one mouthwatering piece at a time. 🍊🍬