If you’ve always wondered how jawbreakers/gobstoppers were made, then check out this interesting “How it’s Made” segment. Video after the jump.
Gobstoppers are made by slowly depositing layers onto a core (such as a single sugar grain or anise seed). Gobstoppers are made in large, rotating, heated pans. The candies take several weeks to manufacture, as the process of adding liquid sugar is repeated multiple times (more than 100 times over two weeks to make a one inch ball). Colour and flavour are also added during the panning process