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adding coloring to the syrup
the golden mixture of corn syrup and sugar
laying out the colors

The first thing you notice when you walk in the place is the wonderful smell. That smell is a mixture of 60% corn syrup and 40% sugar, steam-cooked to 310° F, or hard-crack stage. The hot candy dribbles out of the boiler onto a metal table.

To make the rainbow-colored Round-Up, various colors are mixed into the hot candy. The rainbow colors are just the veneer of the lollipop and contain no flavoring.

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