I use to make in a small pot about 2gallons at a time
It would take 40 min. Or so to do a Bach
I have a larger kettle machine now like cretors makes
It can make in 15 min.
I use oils for the fruit and I make rock candy like (jolly ranchers)
Caramel and toffee are with butter and brown sugar more for the other
Trying to get butter scotch right now
The old time molasses is a lot like cracker jacks but better (,I do a Cracker Jack Daniels)
Our caramel is said to be as good as Garret's in Chicago
Never been there
The fella in Snowville va. Did say he would show me how
I put the tile in his house
The Molassas he makes is as gold as honey
His father should him how
Also made a chocolate to work in the syrup that dosnt melt all over
It is cool
Thanks for telling me how you make the corn that is coated. The copper kettles and the big jet burners we used to make a batch of caramel corn in 5 minutes, give or take a few minutes depending on how clean the jets were. I am not sure if anyone makes those same stainless steel jacket kettles with the cooper kettle that the stainless steel almost goes down to the floor anymore, but Popper's Supply in Philly used to sell them. Popper's supply is out of business now.
Cretors makes good popcorn equipment. It is interesting that you use oils for the candy fruit popcorn. We just used to use flavorings that came in a plastic jar when we tried to make candied fruit popcorns. Your rock candy sounds interesting. We also made something similar which is called clear toy candy, but it isn't supposed to be flavored. The colors were just yellow, red and green with the yellow ones being the natural color and they were very clear. We sold many of those clear toys candies and lollipops over the holidays and to many other stores. The molds for clear toy candies are hard to come by now, since most of them were produced about a 100 years ago.
We never tried toffee, but yours sounds interesting. I made butterscotch candy but never tried to make butterscotch popcorn. The butterscotch popcorn also sounds interesting.
Interesting that your old time molasses is a lit like cracker jacks but better. I think that is what our caramel corn tasted like. I like the idea of a Cracker Jack Daniels.
Did you ever go to Johnson's Popcorn in Ocean City, NJ? http://www.johnsonspopcorn.com/
I think their caramel popcorn is really good and you can watch them make it.
Cool to hear you also made a chocolate to work in the syrup that doesn't melt all over.
We tried chocolate that also came in a plastic jar.
I find all what you posted interesting.