Allendale Co‑operative Society Ltd

Puff Candy

Bring sugar and syrup to boil in a pan, stirring all the lime. Boil for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in bicarbonate of soda quickly. Pour into a well greased tin and cool. Break up when cool and store in an airtight jar. Make sure you use a large pan as the mixture will swell up when the bicarbonate of soda is added.


  • On 26th September 1953, sugar rationing ends in Britain after almost 14 years.
  • During WWII, only 4oz of sugar was allowed per person per week as part of the rations.
  • In London, during the late 16th century, a teaspoon of sugar cost the equivalent of £10.
  • Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.
  • A spoonful of sugar added to a vase of flowers will prolong the life of freshly-cut flowers.
  • 3 or 4 cubes of sugar in a suitcase before storing it will help prevent damp odours.